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NEWSLETTER : JANUARY 2018
DIARY OF A SENILE SOLDIER
In the Salvation Army men and women from various backgrounds are called to serve God and to be willing to surrender their will to God in the daily battle of Good versus evil. The record you are about to read is about various events which occurred in the life of a now senile soldier who was called to serve in the Salvation Army over a ten year period. It is a true record and not an attempt to boost the ego of one who stepped forward to serve.
I was raised as an Anglican in the small town of Naracoorte in South Australia. Both my sister and myself attended Sunday school and were spiritually aware of biblical truth but were far more interested in sport. Most of my late teen and early 2O ‘s years were taken up with the study of Accountancy and in improving my skills at Football and Cricket.. My conversion took place at the Salvation Army Hall in Hobart on the 3rd of December 1990. I remember the sign outside the Hall which read “Faith & a Friend you will find both in Christ” . I have found that to be true and I enlisted in the Army leaving my work as a Bank Officer and becoming a Cadet at the Salvation Army training College in Sydney.
In the early 1960’s admittance to Training College was not difficult. Cadets served 2 years Training and were then posted to either Social Work in an Army Institution or appointed as a field Officer where you had the responsibility of conducting Worship
Services ,Evangelical work’, and dealing with the General Public Please remember that I had no Army background and the College staff seemed to delight in putting me in challenging positions. I was often called upon to give short speeches with no time to prepare. My limited musical ability was put to the test when I was called upon to play the Big Base Drum. On one occasion. I mislaid the drum sticks and was forced to use my clenched fists in an important March through the streets of Sydney. Since the Training College also catered for Women Cadets strict rules were applied to prevent much Social Contact..Women Officers enforced these rules with Gestapo like efficiency.
Your writer somehow survived these hurdles and courted Dawn Lovegrove whom he married on the completion of training. Our first appointment was to the town of Leeton in Western NSW.
.Leeton Officer Quarters consisted of a small battered weatherboard dwelling with a single Bedroom,a bathroom small sleepout and kitchen with no stove. The previous woman officer had left weeks ago as she lacked the transport to cover the vast area ofLeeton & Narrandera .. The few soldiers who attended the Corps were elderly and incapable of giving much help to an incoming officer..A sizeable debt had to be repaid to Headquarters in Sydney. The main Church structure was an ageing weather board building which had not been painted for 6o years. But Leeton was an interesting challenge.
It was the usual practice of the Officer to conduct a service at the nearby Yanco Agricultural College about every 2 months. Having no pianist I decided to use an old guitar and sing the Slim Dusty song “The Pub with no beer”.I changed the words of the song to fit the tune and had my powerful tape recorder set up behind the curtain in the large Hall. I mimed the song and thought I did a magnificent job. I think I fooled most of the boys except those who sat in the front row..
Another interesting feature of our stay at Leeton was a response to a call from the Local Lions Club who wanted me to visit an elderly man who could no longer look after himself On entering his house it was obvious that the place had not been cleaned for months.The bathroom was a special challenge with months of dirty washing crammed into the bath At the b ottom of the heap were two dead rats which had been there for months. The elderly man who was both blind and stubborn had no intention of vacating the premises and eventually had to be forcibly removed to the local age care facility.
Our stay at Leeton had to be cut short as my wife Dawn developed severe hay fever and we were appointed to Macksville on the mid coast of NSW.
This appointment was interesting and challenging as there were two main factions
within the Corps.Any favourable treatment to one faction immediately attracted hostile reaction from the other side. Macksville was a relatively poor farming area and fund raising was an ongoing challenge. The Annual Harvest Festival as regarded as a fundraising effort and on this occasion the talented Taree Brass Band was invited to conduct a program whilst members of the Corps manned the produce stalls. I collected a range of goods from bunches of bananas to freshy caught Mullet from the Nambuc ca river.However our high hopes of a large attendance were shattered when a rain storm hit the town 2 hours before commencement of the event I spent the next week trying to sell produce on a roadside stall.
On one occasion the Nambucca River flooded and the town of Bowraville was isolated for one week. An urgent calll.was made for help in getting supplies to a group of Aboriginals who were trapped on the Bowraville Race Course. The local speed boat builder said he would tow his small skiff(Boat) if he could get two volunteers. I offered my services and the two of us who manned the supply boat began the trip up river to Bowraville. The trouble was that when our speed boat driver set off he did so at about 40kms per hour. Dead trees and other rubbish were being swept downstream.Our tow rope broke and we found ourselves being swept down the river with the speed boat in hot pursuit. After repairs to the tow rope we eventually reached the Bowraville Rac e Course and were greeted by a group of Aboriginal women and children. The first question which was asked of us was not “what food supplies you have” but “have you any smokes”, They seemed disappointed at our negative response!.
The local Hotels and clubs were the main centres of attraction for l,ocal people . They usually featured the most elaborate buildings . The churches found it tough going to survive but the problems of Gambling & drinking continue to grow. One night I was called out by the wife of a drunken man . Her husband had threatened to murder his family and was holding a double barrel shot gun at their heads. Fortunately I was able to distract the man until the heat went out of the situation.
After 2 years we were appointed to the Singleton Corps in the Hunter Valley of NSW.
The Church Building was over 80 years old and had to be replaced. The owner of a local coal mine had left about $10,000 to the local Army and it was decided rebuild.
I promply sold the old hall to a local seed merchant but he could not remove the building before the contracted time of commencement. It was necessary to remove the old Iron Bark structure by ourselves..
With a growing family of 3 children under five years of age it becomes necessary to have liveable conditions at the Officers Quarters.The old weatherboard house at Singleton was badly neglected and the large flock of pidgeons kept by the previous Officer had left their “Trade Mark”It took about 3 weeks to clean up.
As the new hall was progressing it became necessary to find additional finance . It was decided to open a Thrift Shop managed by one of the older soldiers. Additional finance
W as raised through the sale of Cotton Wipers to the large earth moving Contractors operating at Liddell power station. This was no small challenge as I can remember receiving an order for 40 chaff bags of rag. We did not have a cutting machine
So the material had to be cut with domestic scissors.
One Sunday afternoon when my wife was attending a Funeral in Brisbane a visitor arrived carrying an old guitar and followed by a faithful Border Collie sheep dog. I prepared a meal consisting of eggs sausages baked beans. He promply fed the meal to the dog claiming that the tinned Dog Food he had received at Newcastle was unfit for human consumption. He then claimed that he was a Country Western Singer and promptly sat on the back steps and gave a wailing rendition of “Little boy lost”.He then made the surprise announcement that “He was the Son of God”and required a bed for the night. It was midnight before he left proceeding down the street calling out Ï am the Son of God”.. I have returned”. It was amusing to see the number of house lights being switched on in rapid succession as he proceeded down the darkened street..He was returned to a Newcastle Mental institution the next day..The New Hall at Singleton was paid off after 2 years and we were appointed to the Zillmere Corps in Brisbane
The living conditions at Zillmere were a vast improvement on other places we had served and the small Corps had many young folk and a few faithfcul workers willing to help when needed.
Planned giving was yet to be introduced and it was a continual struggle to pay Corps expenses. On one occasion I found it necessary to give a sermon on giving and on Sunday Night I appeared as a priest in suitable attire. Having consigned most of the congregation to “Purgatory” I then proceeded to explain how giving had actually improved in recent Sundays. Instead of getting buttons in the collection plate we were now getting metal washers. Unfortunately a group of six new people had made their way into the rear seats of the hall before I commenced the sermon. We never saw them again!.
At Zillmere we became acquainted with death in an unusual way.A city crematorium was nearby and the local Army Officer was regularly called out to conduct a service. Often there were only one or two relatives in attendance.I had the assistance of an elderly comrade who loved doing these services but he had a tendency to go “Ön & On”. His proper name & rank was that of Envoy Jones. The young people renamed him “Convoy Jones”..
Many Officers do not like or participate in “Pub Collectiing” Some use it as a great opportunity to get acquainted with needy men and women. On one occasion my wife was banned from a certain pub but 2 weeks later the publican pleaded with her to return. Apparently his customers were refusing to drink at his hotel until the Army returned.
Our stay at Zillmere had to be cut short as health problems began to develop.It is also necessary to assess the effectiveness of your work in the Army.
I was completely “green” when I set out on this journey. Hope fully I am a little wiser and a better person now that my Journey is ended..
A SOCIALIST SCHEME
I waited patiently outside the lecture hall at the Adelaide University. Inside students were being given a solid dose of Global Warming propaganda. Students seemed wildly excited at the prospect of “Saving the world “. Gratten and I waited as the young lecturer explained how the future of planet earth lay in their hands .Our children and grandchildren would be forever grateful . Gratten and I waited until the lecture finished and students began to file out of the Hall. We handed each of them a booklet which contradicted most of what they had just heard.
At last our youthful Lecturer appeared suitably attired in ragged Jeans and darkened sun glasses perched precariously on a mass of black shoulder length hair. Two large metal rings hung from his ears and suggested that this specimen of humanity had just escaped from the nearby Adelaide Zoo.. He reluctantly snatched a copy of the booklet from our hands and headed for the canteen. But why should a pair of elderly activists have to challenge the teachings of that fountain of knowledge Adelaide University.?
Two weeks prior to this event Gratten and I had booked a room at the University and invited students to attend. We planned to screen a film debunking Global warming.
The One student who did attend said .that her lecturer had told students to stay away because they may hear things which may “Upset their thinking”. So much for academic freedom
On another occasion we invited the head of the Dept of Meteorology in Adelaide He did not support Global Warming theory. but was reluctant to speak out against it as his job would be on the line.. This man has now retired and the Dept of Meteorology will not divulge his address and phone numbers .
There is now a mountain of evidence to refute Global Warming theories and many qualified Academics and Politicians who would be classified as skeptics. We are firmly in that camp. Our belief is summed up by poet Dorothy Mackellar who wrote…
“I love a sunburnt Country .. A land of sweeping plains
Of rugged mountain ranges… Of droughts and flooding rains
I love her far horizons …..I love her jeweled sea
Her beauty and her terror… the wide brown land for me “
The Canberra Circus !
One can only be forgiven for thinking that many of the current crop of Federal Politicians have escaped the local mental institution or from police custody.From past experience there is no doubt that most Candidates for Political Office know something of their own racial background and would be aware of the detailed requirements for candidates as set out in the candidates handbook compiled by the Australian Electoral Commission
Our constitution founders went to some lengths to protect citizens when they drafted
the original document dealing with dual citizenship .Over the years it is my belief that many politicians have illegally sat in Parliament and that there has been an unwritten mutual agreement not to blow the whistle on members of the other side regarding their citizenship. However ,where necessary , they have reserved the right to exclude members of smaller parties and individuals who may threaten cozy arrangements among the ruling elite. Pauline Hanson and David Ettridge discovered this when they were found in breach of certain membership requirements in registering One Nation.
The sheer hypocrisy of the mainstream media and many politicians was clearly demonstrated when Senator Hanson wore a burqa as means of highlighting the danger to National Security. It would be quite easy for any person under cover of a burqa to smuggle a light machine Gun into Parliament or any targetted area. However the Government Senate Leader, George Brandis made an emotional and hypocritical speech claiming that her actions actually posed a threat to the good relations enjoyed with less radical Muslim groups and Australian Law enforcement authorities.
It should be noted that Australia is officially at war with the Muslim ISIS. Our Military is actively engaged in the Middle East. This being the case there is an obligation on the part of our Government to protect our citizens and sovereignty by
Isolating dangerous elements in the Community. It should be remembered that many patriotic Germans & Japanese were held in custody in detention camps during the Second World War. It is wishful thinking that Australian citizens will be treated with any degree of mercy by the declared enemies of Christianity & Western Civilization.
THE CANBERRA CIRCUS CONTINUES
There is no doubt that many questions arise as a result of the citizenship debate in Canberra.Will laws and regulations be valid which have been approved by previous Governments .Have all of the present crop of Politicians declared their hand in response
to the illegal citizenship debate. We doubt it!.
Some years ago an alert member asked me to check the validity of PM Julia Gillard It was impossible to get a response from her office.An English citizen seeking Australian citizenship is required to get British Government approval before acceptance as an Australian. Citizen
Whilst a purge of Coalition members is taking place it is interesting to note that no ALP sitting member has been willing to come forward to declare thier validity. This should be fully examined as many ALP members are ex Union Bosses who migrated to Australia from England . After a few years of Union Agitating they have been given Safe Labour seats as a reward for services rendered.
Another point of interest is that when a Liberal or National Party member falls from grace he / she is promptly removed. and isolated by the Party. Not so with Labor Politicians.. A fallen comrade is usually given a cushy job at taxpayers expense or appointed to a diplomatic position. David Coombe , onetime National Labor Secretary is just one example,
After being found guilty of collaboration with a known Russian spy at the height of the “Cold War”” was immediately appointed to Canada as a key diplomat.
In South Australia we seem to be dogged by a string of Financial disasters which tends to make you wonder why anyone would want power and be saddled with the results of years of financial incompetence of Labor.However Jay Weatheral with his Army of PR stooges assures us that all is well and that he should be returned to power.
Meantime Nick Xenophon is claiming he has the answers and his team should be given a fair Go. We doubt if he and his followers will be little else than “Fence Sitters”. Motivated by self interest. .
In Queensland a State Election will take place shortly and One Nation is tipped to do well. It could b e that One Nation will hold the balance of power. This is possible if Pauline Hanson can find sufficient “Grass Roots” supporters to hand out Electoral Material on polling day.. Pauline may find it difficult to hold together her team if they are elected. Many have used her coat tails to get elected and many may try to do “Deals”with other parties once elected.
The next 12 months will be an important time in Australian History so fasten your Seat Belts for a rocky ride.!.
NEWSLETTER - JULY 2017
The Action is in the REACTION
The recent spate of Terrorist activity sweeping the world raises several questions which require answers,
Your editor does not pretend to know the specific details of age oid conflicts in the Middle east but there are several pieces of the Jig- saw puzzle which when placed together make an interesting picture.
1. Many of the top level Terrorist leaders have been trained in Russia.
2. Many of the most radical Imrans who preach hate and have great influence over Muslim Communities are ex- Communist operatives highly skilled in the arts of
Deception and subversion. Terror tactics are promoted to achieve Communist Goals.
3. The major goal of both Communists & Socialists is a New World Order with the use of the United Nations Organisation to achieve Globalist goals
4. Our politicians and political elite should be asked the question “Will their actions and decisions decrease their power over the population or will they increase
THE RE ACTION :
Our politicians, in response to the Terror attacks are recommending & supporting measures which would place most law abiding citizens under constant scrutiny. The steady increase in the size and reach of Government leads to total Government which is exactly what Hitler wanted and achieved.
Environmentalism is the nerw Relgion.
Is this a bad thing? YES ,more precisely for two reasons.
It is based upon false premises and on those false premises it seeks to impress its vision of the world via force of Government(namely) the UNITED NATIONS.
WHAT DO LEADING ENVIRONMENTALISTS BELIEVE?
Mikhail Gorbachev,former head of the Soviet Union says “I consider the principles of the earth charter to be a new form of the 10 commandments. They lay the foundations for a sustainable Global earth Community: nature is my God . To me nature is sacred, trees are my temples and forests my cathedrals”
Carl Amery, a German environmentalist says “We in the Green movement aspire to a
Cultural model in which the killing of a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of a 6 year old child to Asian brothels.
These quotes are not indicative of cool headed scientific thinking but betray a deep religious zeal and conviction. For the Greens the earth is sacred and must be protected. Human industrial activity is ruining and to an extent already has ruined the earth causing Global Warming of the planet and should be reversed or slowed down by reducing carbon emissions and adopting a more sustainable life style. Westeners must adopt a more sustainable standard of living; use less rescources, ride bicycles or take public transport rather than driving cars
To Greens people who don’t go sustainable are condemned as sinners blaspheming against Gaaia.
Paul Rubin ,writing in the Wall Street Journal in 2010 said “.While people have worshipped many things. We may be the first to build shrines to garbage””.
Don’t be surprised when your school children come home educated to accept “Green” theology. ..
From IRAN with LOVE
“From Muslim fundamentalist… to Christian evangelist !.
From teacher of Islam …..To proclaimer of Christ !”
An article by Samuel Israel.
This is a true story of Dr Daniel Shayesth . Born in a devout Muslim family in Northern Iran, he could recite the Koran from memory at nine.As a devout Muslim he grew up learning to hate Jews and Christians. The Koran calls them unclean,and his life was one of ignorance as to other religions.
He graduated from the University of Tehran in November 1979. While at University he became deeply involved in the Iranian revolution. He married a woman who was a committed revolutionary.He and his revolutionary colleagues dedicated their lives to overthrowing the Shah of Iran and installing Ayatollah Khomeini as leader. He and his colleahgues believed that once Khomeini seized power, the gap between rich and poor would disappear and peace and democracy would prevail.
THE REVOLUTION…did occur in 1979 and it became clear that the promises of reform and democracy were all lies. Instead a cruel and vicious police state was inaugurated and all dissent quickly and mercilessly crushed. Dr Daniel says,”” We were misinformed and brainwashed.”
Countless people were killed and imprisoned
Family members who dared to question the terror were
tortured. And killed. Dr Shayesteh when seeing this betrayal decided to run
as an independent candidate for Parliament. For this he endured several
months of torture and was sentenced to death. All these events made it
clear that he had to flee the country with his family and through a
series of events he was able to reach Turkey.
It was in Turkey where he started to attend a Church which was ministering to Irani refugees. They gave him a New Testament and he was touched by the services.He had dreams about Jesus which many Muslims have and after resisting for some time he finally surrfendered his life to Jesus
The witness of other Christians and the awareness of Islamic totalitarianism could not have been clearer to Shayesteh and he knew that Christ wanted his whole life.. He was able to break the news of his conversion to his wife and children and they too experien ced the liberating love of Jesus.
He and his family made it to Australia where he now conducts a world wide ministry warning Westeners of the dangers of oppressive Islam and its goal of World Domination. He warns of being fooled by interfaith and multicultural ventures.
WOULD HE BE WELCOMED AT YOUR CHURCH
YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS !
When Labor regained power in the 1972 Federal Election the Federal Labor Minister
for Hindmarsh, Mr Clyde Cameron, boldly stated”People have got to realize that they can no longer choose what they wish to do with their real estate Property”
To students of Marxist theory & practice the abolition of Private Property is a central plank in left wing policy. It was adopted by the Labor Party at a Federal Conference in
Brisbane in the early 1920’s and has remained there under the guise of a commitment to “Democratic Socialism”.. The Brisbane resolution brought an immediate telegram of congratulations from Moscow.
In 1972 Sir Arthur Rymill as a legislative Councillor in the S.A. Parliament observed how Labor was restricting young people with its Housing Policies. . He quoted the Federal Labor Minister for Housing Mr Dedman ALP. Mr Dedman claimed that it was not in the interests of the Labor Party to encourage Young People to attain Home Ownership as it encouraged them to become “Little Capitalists”.With housing affordability beyond their reach Young People would remain as Labor party voters.
If one examines the recent trends in Real Estate Property values it becomes obvious that various Government actions at State Local & Federal Levels have priced most Young People out of the market. A major overhaul of the host of building regulations should be a major concern at all levels of Government. Governments could start by releasing
more land for development.
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