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Time Away from Busy Work

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 04/14/2024

Greig Whittaker show art Greig Whittaker

Stories of Hope

Greig Whittaker was born into a Salvo family and had a Godly grandmother who reflected the way of Jesus beautifully. His life in business and Christian ministry within the Salvos and the wider body of Christ has always been filled with passion and creativity. His story reveals the ups and down of this sort of life and the lessons learned along the way.

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Scattered show art Scattered

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The early church was persecuted and scattered throughout the world. They got involved wherever they ended up and were of influence amongst everyday people. I recently ran 60k for my 60th birthday and lots of my buddies from all sorts of places joined me for the day. It was a wonderful celebration of community.

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Judi Agnew show art Judi Agnew

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Judi works for the Salvos in Melbourne in the fundraising area and with Salvo officer parents, has a richness of Salvo DNA in her blood. Her story includes some time in Argentina and the dream job for any child's mum - Sales and Marketing with Lego.

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To Die For show art To Die For

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When Stephen was stoned as a consequence for standing up for grace and the way of Jesus, it sparked the early church to life. We do well to discover what is worth dying for, so that we can determine what is worth living for. My newborn great niece is worth living well for, I reckon. I'll try to be a good uncle!

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Cynthia Gunawan show art Cynthia Gunawan

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Cynthia works for the Salvos as the refugee and people seeking asylum national lead, based in Brisbane. She was born in Indonesia and needed to escape her home country herself to remain safe, so has lived experience, relevant to her Job. She is married to Josh and that is quite a story too. Like so many of the people she works with, her story is one of courage and resilience. It will do you good to hear it.    

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The Futility of the Law show art The Futility of the Law

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Throughout History Laws have developed and improved to be more fair. The Napoleonic code is one such example. However Law can never deal with a selfish heart and so grace and love always need to be in the mix.

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Claire Emerton show art Claire Emerton

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Claire is a Salvo leader with a heart for the transforming power of the love of God and a deep respect the many viewpoints and experiences of the staff and participants of our many social programs. Her life story is rich and she shares it beautifully.

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Change is Hard show art Change is Hard

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Change is inevitable, but when Stephen suggested to the Jews that Jesus introduced a new way of understanding God's love, it cost him his life. You are listening to a podcast right now but just 20 years ago we only had newspapers, TV and the Radio. A lot has changed since then.

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Pooja Popat show art Pooja Popat

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Pooja led a team of Salvos on a trip to Chicago in 2017 and the Lovely Sue and I went along and found her to be a delightful person to work with and then to travel with as a friend. Originally from Mumbai, she is now a community fundraising specialist with the Salvos based in Melbourne. It's hard not to smile along with this interview as Pooja's personality and goodness is a beautiful thing to experience.

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Time Away from Busy Work show art Time Away from Busy Work

Stories of Hope

It's useful to carve out time to reflect and assess what we do and the ways we have before us to innovate and change, but it can be confronting, as we are often comfortable and set in our ways. Kodak didn't do this and lost an opportunity to go digital, but the early church leaders considered carefully how the ways of Jesus met the Jewish scriptures in the Torah.

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It's useful to carve out time to reflect and assess what we do and the ways we have before us to innovate and change, but it can be confronting, as we are often comfortable and set in our ways. Kodak didn't do this and lost an opportunity to go digital, but the early church leaders considered carefully how the ways of Jesus met the Jewish scriptures in the Torah.