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Danni Stephens

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 05/23/2024

Fran Everitt show art Fran Everitt

Stories of Hope

Fran Everitt didn't really want to come to Australia when she was 15 years old as the upheaval was significant. But thanks, in part to the beautiful community of the Salvos, her strength of character and love for people has flourished and she now cares for Aussie Salvo Officers from all over the world.

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Wake Up Calls show art Wake Up Calls

Stories of Hope

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut or feel trapped and it takes a dramatic moment for us to wake up. For Saul on the Damascus Road it was a blinding light, for the lovely Sue it was a persistent inkling to move to Melbourne. Both resulted in significant changes!

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Tom Austin show art Tom Austin

Stories of Hope

Tom Austin is the NSW manager of youth services for the Salvos and he and I worked together for a while at OASIS in Sydney. He has a fascinating story and has been shaped by both loving stability and personal tragedy. He has a surprising devotion to growing, preserving and making sauces from chillies!

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Guidance and Encounters Along the Way show art Guidance and Encounters Along the Way

Stories of Hope

In life, if we are open to it, we might receive divine guidance, we might meet people from far off lands who are different and we might participate in life together in wonderful ways. This happened to Phillip in Acts chapter 8 and I'm hoping it will happen to me on the Camino De Santiago later this year.

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David Collinson show art David Collinson

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Dave Collinson, also known as Captain Collo, is a Salvo officer who never gets bored. He has written a book, led big bands, started Just Brass which is a music program for kids and is even an iron man. Always up for a challenge, his story is inspiring and uplifting.

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Receiving the Holy Spirit show art Receiving the Holy Spirit

Stories of Hope

To be filled with the Holy Spirit suggests we are not mere spectators of the faith. We have 100% skin in the game. It's like Collingwood on a great day where every player doing his part to create the magic. But is full surrender moving to Africa and working in a children's home or just making a cup of tea for the lovely Sue when I am tired? Or both?

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Naty Keung show art Naty Keung

Stories of Hope

Naty Keung came to Australia from Hong Kong by herself when she was just 17, as a student. She found friendship and support at the local Box Hill Salvos where she eventually met her husband Kenny. She has worked for the Salvos for over 10 years now, specialising in children's work. Her personality is just as wonderful as her smile!

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Simon the Sorcerer (not to be confused with Tim the Enchanter) show art Simon the Sorcerer (not to be confused with Tim the Enchanter)

Stories of Hope

Every organisation is susceptible to the danger of bad people being like a wolf in sheep's clothing. So risk management and safeguarding is critical. The early church had a guy named Simon the Sorcerer who was like this, (not to be confused with Monty Pythons, Tim the Enchanter) but thankfully, Peter saw through his trickery and dealt with him early.

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Danni Stephens show art Danni Stephens

Stories of Hope

Danni has a beautiful Salvo ministry where she helps troubled kids through equine therapy. Her story to get her to this place is just wonderful and her gentle but courageous attitude to life and faith is inspirational. She is married to Craig and is a mum to three children.

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Healing the Lame?  Really! show art Healing the Lame? Really!

Stories of Hope

In Acts Ch 8 Philip heals the lame. Hard to get my head around. But I do believe in inner healing as the lovely Sue is almost perfect and lives a very happy life even though she is still lame. She is often grateful she has this affliction and not the raft of incompetencies I have to cope with.

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Danni has a beautiful Salvo ministry where she helps troubled kids through equine therapy. Her story to get her to this place is just wonderful and her gentle but courageous attitude to life and faith is inspirational. She is married to Craig and is a mum to three children.