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The Good Shepherd.

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 07/25/2021

Ben Brewer show art Ben Brewer

Stories of Hope

Ben Brewer is the regional manager of the Salvos welfare services on the Sunshine coast in Queensland. He has worked for the Salvos for many years. His life story is not without troubles but it is certainly grounded in a love of God and others.

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Peter Hodges  Re posted show art Peter Hodges Re posted

Stories of Hope

Peter Hodges was a hopeless alcoholic.  He completed a Salvo Rehab in 2000 and got sober.  He became a reliable and passionate Salvo, but died suddenly of cancer in 2008. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him, especially his children.  He was my friend.

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Sadness. It's OK.  Reposted show art Sadness. It's OK. Reposted

Stories of Hope

We do well to let healthy sadness be a part of our lives. If we don't, we often allow ourselves to live contrary to our own convictions and beliefs. Sadness can jolt us into action.

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Julie Bell. Salvos Moneycare. show art Julie Bell. Salvos Moneycare.

Stories of Hope

Julie Bell has experienced her fair share of suffering, as her father died when she was just 19 and her sister was disabled. Her heart for the people who come to the salvos for financial counselling is a delight to witness. She is both wise and kind.

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Running with Georgia show art Running with Georgia

Stories of Hope

My lovely daughter Georgia has started jogging with me. This has been good for our relationship. But running early in the morning, watching the sunrise and sharing in a perfect coffee and some raisin toast the other week was top shelf!

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Forgiven show art Forgiven

Stories of Hope

Our capacity for love and kindness is often determined by our own personal experiences of forgiveness. Largely this is from other people, but many embrace a philosophy of life that we are intrinsically loved and valued by the kindness of God.

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Nikki Curtis show art Nikki Curtis

Stories of Hope

Nikki Curtis is a Salvo officer from an outer suburb of Perth called Merriwa. Every week Nikki and her team engage with and support dozens of local people doing it tough. She is kind, fun and wise. Her story is one of growth and courage.

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My Pink Electric bike show art My Pink Electric bike

Stories of Hope

I have recently purchased an electric bike to help restore my confidence as a cyclist. It's bright pink, but none the less, I'm back out there riding and enjoying all the benefits of cycling.

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Persistence show art Persistence

Stories of Hope

When the lovely Sue and I were dating, we went on a bus trip to some very romantic places in Europe and she asked me to marry her at every one of them. I was not interested. But she persisted!

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Ann Maree Bennett show art Ann Maree Bennett

Stories of Hope

Ann Maree attends my Rotary club and is working towards becoming a mid life mentor for women. "Women in their fifties suddenly become invisible" Ann Maree participates in a number of networking groups and is always growing. She is quite delightful.

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