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Published by Llyn Evans Carter
GFS World Newsletter, August 2012
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Published by: Llyn Evans Carter on Aug 25, 2012
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Dear Fellow GFS Members
ss you all
Dear Friends in GFS
‘We can do all things through Christ’ This
is our theme in Wales for WorldCouncil. Without Christ in our lives we are weak, but with His strength weachieve many things. For me, being your World President in GFS is one of thosemany privileges that has been bestowed upon me through Jesus our Lord.It is lovely to see GFS vibrant in so many corners of the world. It is encouraging tosee GFS activities, meetings and celebrations on internet media sites like facebook. I know some feel it can be dangerous but used wisely it is a wonderful wayof communicating.
Yes technology is progressing so rapidly many of us can’t keep up with it. It is
because of this wonderful technology that David and I will be visiting Australia inSeptember/ October for three weeks. I just happened to mention to Val Gribblethat I would love to visit Australia and in no time at all it has been arranged!!!We will have news of our visit in our next issue.
May God Bless you all and ‘Thank you’ for all you do in the name of GFS.
 Yours in Christ
World Council Wales 2014
Fri 25 Jul - Mon 04 AugSwansea UniversitySingleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP
In our trip called life, God is the destination,Jesus is the road to God, and the Holy Spirit is the GPS to guide us.We do run into road construction that can detour us,but we must get past the detours and back on the main roadto get to our destination.~ Paul Hoffman
GFS World News
Issue 6Number 3August 2012
Gathering as one big group is always exciting and a time to renew friendships, make new friends andtogether GFS in AustraliaWe have all been enduring winter in our many different ways. I have had frosty mornings and colddays, scarves and gloves along with those great puffy jackets but the warmth of GFS continues tobrighten our days.Around the country we have had -
A presentation of a Past Australian Chairman badge to two lovely ladies who held the
honour of Australian Chairman back in 1980’s. Mrs Ev Beckenham was chairman from 1982 –
1984 and had as her theme “looking unto Jesus” and Miss Pat Byron followed as chairman
from 1985
1987 inviting us to be “caring” during her term of office.
Ev Beckenham, Norm Beckenham and Pat Bryon are pictured here at their morning tea tocelebrate and honour their times as Chairman.
I had the privilege of visiting Sydney GFS as they took over the reins of GFS Sydney onceagain. Mrs Lyn Vaak is now heading up the board of management with a very capable andenthusiastic team.
In Perth, there was the excitement of a High Tea to gather together daughters, mothers and
grandmothers as they celebrated Mother’s Day.
Food galore for hungry mothers.
In Brisbane there was the excitement as they gathered for Provincial Gathering of GFSmembers some travelling from northern areas some 1000 km away to be there. Theyenjoyed a weekend of relaxing, rejuvenating, reflection, rejuvenating, reunions and rest!Here we are in Brisbane proudly showing off our felt pictures on a Christmas theme.
Camping has been the flavour of the month with campers meeting in the south at Gippsland,for a weekend camp. The camp had a mixture of cultures meeting together as thepopulation of Sudanese families grows in the area. The adventure activities had everyonechallenged and joining in together.
In Sydney their camping experience took them caving
a camp that has been held now forover 20 years and always keenly anticipated.
In Tasmania we have our historian burning the midnight oil to complete the writing of ourhistory (now 110 years of GFS) and working towards a book launch as we greet our WorldPresident in September.
South Australian Townsend members met in June for a luncheon and a great time of fellowship. Lauren Jankovic (our junior delegate to world council in Ireland) has celebratedtheir marriage to Scott with all of GFS sending their best wishes.Scott and Lauren cutting their wedding cake.
We are continuing our focus on the world project as plans are continuing to be made. Bevand Gail are assisting with some sewing needs being shipped across from their parishes thatare also keenly supporting those in the Solomon Islands.

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