The West Australian Field Conference was held from September 19-22, 2013. Entitled, "Here Am I, Send Me," the convention's theme was evangelism, both in one's personal experience and as a church team.
The Reluctant Missionary
We opened the conference with a meeting entitled, "The Reluctant Missionary.” There are a few reluctant missionaries found in the scriptures, but the one we looked at and that everyone remembers—and perhaps remembered for the wrong reasons—is Jonah, the prophet that was swallowed by a big fish.
As a community service, the members of our Sydney churches have held cooking demonstrations at our Schofields center. During these presentations a number of the attendees asked for some ideas about foods for a vegetarian barbeque; so it was decided to have a designated Sunday specifically for this purpose, and to include also a health segment.
Thai Coconut & Peanut Curry
The SDARM Queensland Conference's annual camp meeting was held over the weekend of August 16-18, 2013, in the beautiful surroundings of Ewen Maddock Dam and Recreation Center, Landsborough.
The theme, “Born for a Purpose!” focused on the reality that “every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary.” (The Desire of Ages, p. 195.)