the Hope of Survivors

Australia Division Update by Arlagene Groves, Coralie Roll & Samantha Nelson

(From the July 2009 edition of HopeSpeak)

Plans are well underway for the ministry opportunities in Australia this October! Many thanks to Arlagene Groves and Coralie Roll for their assistance in arranging these meetings and contributing to the travel expenses. We look forward to ministering in person to some of the victims we have been working with via phone and email. For now, our tentative schedule is as follows (per the email we received from Arlagene):

• Friday - Preach at '7:28' (That’s the name of vespers) at Avondale College on Friday night.
• Sabbath - Still organising but be interviewed at Avondale College church and then an afternoon program
• Sunday - rest day
• Monday - Morning seminar held in Chapel at Conference offices at NNSW; conference for SDA pastors in Hunter and Central Coast regions and then an evening seminar for the wider Christian community and clergy at the same place
• Tuesday - Afternoon seminar for theology students at College / possible short seminar for partners of theology students and wives of ministers in the evening
• Wednesday - Still organising but Adventist Safeplaces

We are also working toward scheduling a Hope & Healing victim’s conference and conducting a radio interview on the topic of pastoral sexual abuse while there. More details on these events to come. Please keep these outreach opportunities in prayer and, if led by the Spirit to contribute toward the expense of this undertaking, your donations would be greatly appreciated.

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18