As Jesus was ministering in the carpenters shop Ellen White tells us that He was often found raising His voice in song to God. She says that those living in Nazareth would often here His voice and although discouraged by a hard day and the trials of life, they would feel their burdens lifted and their hearts cheered by the melody. His songs brought their mind away from themselves and to their heavenly home.
Yesterday our group went for a picnic and walk in Olinda, wanting to enjoy the colours that autumn brings. As we walked, we got caught in a heavy downpour and had to take cover under a tree that barely kept us dry.
While we waited to make a run for the cars, we spent the time singing praises to God, and saw passers by stopping to listen in as we sang.
Though the day was cold and wet, the beauty of nature and company of friends were enough to cheer the heart.
"The followers of Christ are to be the light of the world; but God does not bid them make an effort to shine... He desires that their souls shall be imbued with the principles of heaven; then, as they come in contact with the world, they will reveal the light that is in them." (MH p. 36)
When trials come, or life seems dull and dreary and you're weary from labour, what songs of happiness are you lifting to God? You may find that as you sing, others may stop to listen.
New D'Sozo Music Video Out Soon!
For the past couple of weeks we've been working on the 2019 D'Sozo WA music video. We're looking forward to being able to share it with everyone soon!
Conquering Mt Torbreck
We spent the end of our Sabbath the other week climbing Mt Torbreck. The path was steep and sometimes a bit narrow, but the view at the top made the journey worth it. Some were even mentioning on the path down forgetting the steepness of the climb.
A little reminder that our journey heavenward may not always be easy, but the end is certainly worth each trial. So worth it that we'll try to think back and find ourselves forgetting the ruggedness of the way.
Heaven is cheap enough friends!
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Light on a Hill Campmeeting
The camp-meeting last weekend was a tremendous blessing to the ~60 attendees, despite the extremely cold weather! Stay tuned for a video update to be shared soon.
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A farm stall at local markets
Yesterday the Abide Farm held a stall at local markets with a delicious and colourful spread of our own produce. Special thanks to Beau, Ester and Ian for their dedication and passion for agriculture.
Potato Harvesting is Underway
The potato crop has done very well, praise God. The Lord has blessed with good rainfall. Some of the potatoes are enormous.
New Video Coming Soon!
We got to spend an afternoon in the garden last week filming and talking about the importance of true education. We're looking forward to being able to share what we have with you soon!
Ask Us Anything #4
29 of your questions were answered in this fourth and final Ask-Us-Anything session for 2020.
The Maker Heals Program Running Once Again!
It's been a blessing to have a group join us on the property after months of waiting for restrictions to allow. We have just finished our second full day of fasting, learning ways to change our lifestyle to help our physical body, and of course, pointing us to our Creator. The weather has been beautiful, allowing our guests to fully enjoy the walks and garden, even being able to have our homegrown raspberries for one of their fasting meals.
Tree work is picking up
Since the lifting of COVID restrictions, we've seen an increase in quote requests and tree jobs which are keeping us busy. We are very grateful for the work and thank the Lord for providing for our needs.
Magabooks for Evangelism
Have you had the chance to get a copy of our two magabooks? These are high-quality productions designed for evangelism in Australia. "Wholesome Homemade" is an excellent vegan cookbook and "The Great Controversy" is a modern typesetting of the original 1911 text by Ellen White.
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Video Update #3
Here is our latest video update. We've been trying different styles of video updates. What do you think? Thank you so much for your prayers and support!