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A shoebox recipient in Cambodia grows in his relationship with Jesus.

Here is the story of 14-year-old Sophea who joined The Greatest Journey class after he received a shoebox. He never had a gift before. When he opened the box, he saw the blessing and said, “Mum and Dad, I got books, shoes, rulers, pens, and crayons. I can continue my studies in school!”

He did not hesitate to attend The Greatest Journey discipleship program. Now, he’s like a new person.

“I saw a new world and realised I was called by God to serve and to serve my friends,” Sophea told me.

Sophea has become a Sunday School teacher assistant. He’s growing in his relationship with God and encouraging friends to attend The Greatest Journey.

I am thankful that Operation Christmas Child has helped our country. Cambodia suffered a long time—almost 31 years. We passed through a civil war, when 2.5 million people were killed.

We also suffered a long time under the Khmer Rouge. These events lowered morale and made access to education difficult.

Many people are poor in Cambodia, and it’s especially hard to break the poverty cycle.

Please pray for Cambodia. I hope and believe that Operation Christmas Child is the best opportunity for a better generation, and an opportunity to transform our society and our country.

Christmas in Cambodia

Samaritans Purse

Samaritans Purse


Please make a note in your diaries of our AGM in November. We are required to elect at the AGM four “officers” to serve the congregation - Chairman, Secretary, Synod Representatives, Church Publicity Officer . Nominations from the congregation for willing volunteers to fill these positions may be made on the nomination form available from Lesley Stevens, up until 17 November. This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in the life of our Church family, so please give prayerful consideration to offering yourself as a nominee.

Whilst the current officers, who have served for several years, are committed to their service on behalf of the congregation, some may not necessarily nominate for re-election. Please talk to Lesley Stevens if you have any questions about the roles of Chairman, Secretary, Synod Representative or Publicity Officer, and the opportunities for service that these roles offer.

Annual General Meeting

National Church Life Survey:

In 2016 the Adare Uniting Church participated in a National Survey relating to Church life.

The Church Life Profile can be viewed anytime online by people .
·        Go to 2016ncls.org.au/profile-number
·        Copy and enter Adare Church Profile Number  -  ZHXQDZ

Look for the bold print View Our Summary Profile - available now and click on it (For the moment you can skip the two steps above and click on the link).

You are encouraged to look closely at the outcomes and talk freely about them.

How should we use these results?

National Church Life Survey

The Carters

Ryan, Juanita and family, members of Adare Uniting Church, are currently working with Youth with a Mission (YWAM). To see their latest newsletter and to hear of their exploits and prayer needs, click HERE.

The family have prepared a one minute video (August 2017) to share with the Adare Uniting Church Congregation. Click HERE to view it.

The Carter Family in the Ukraine


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