Tas Baptist NEWS - July/August 2021
25th July: Anniversary at Gateway - ALL WELCOME!
Gateway Baptist will be celebrating its 145th Anniversary on at their 10am service on Sunday 25th July.
Ian Cartmel will be speaking and some items from the past will be showcased. The morning will celebrate God's goodness in the past and present as well as looking for His guidance for the future. The service will be followed by lunch. For information see: email@example.com
EmpowHer Northwest Walk
All women and girls are welcome to the northwest walk! Don Reserve to Mersey Bluff lighthouse, return.
When: 10:15am Sat August 28
Where: Meeting Point at Don Reserve, Devonport (near the dog park). We will walk along the Devonport Cycle and Walking track. Once we reach the lighthouse we will go to the Drift Cafe for coffee, and return the same way.
How long: Walk is 3.9km/around 50 mins, one way.
CONTACT Gabrielle Fife to RSVP or info on 0421 434 138
HEADS UP! September Muster
Tasmanian Baptists pastors and spouses, key leaders and staff will meet over a couple of days in September for a rich time of fellowship.
More details will be provided soon, but for now, please save the date.
- When: 10:45am Tue 14th to 1:30pm Wed 15th September
- Where: Launceston Silos hotel
- Focus: Connection, Culture and Communion
- Cost: Tas Baptists will cover costs of accommodation and most meals. More details to come.
- Who: Key leaders in our churches, primarily pastors, and those in leadership where there is no pastor. If you have a spouse and they would like to come, they are welcome. Babies/toddlers are welcome. We hope this will make it easier for you to attend, but please note childcare will not be provided.
Library Aid International
Library Aid International Inc (LAI), located in Burnie, Tasmania, aims to improve educational outcomes and life opportunities for children by sending used books and educational resources to needy schools in developing countries. We hope this will encourage 'Readers to Become Leaders' in their own communities and countries.
We are excited to report on some activities and achievements. We also share some needs for your consideration.
Activities and Achievements
- The distribution of books, educational resources and computers which arrived in Zimbabwe in May, 2020 continues slowly. COVID movement restrictions; industrial action by teachers, examination logistics as well as reduced staff contributed significantly to delays in issuing the donated materials
- Our receivables container became full with books and educational materials donated by school and public libraries and the general public. As a consequence, DeBruyn's Transport was not taking donations for us for a time until some of the container could be cleared. If you have book donations to send via DeBruyn's, please check with them or us beforehand.
- Our next (eighth) container is 90% full and should be shipped to Cape Town, South Africa in July to be distributed by local Rotary clubs.
- There have been several opportunities to give presentations about the work of LAI to churches and clubs, with more to come in the near future.
Pictured: school distribution in Zimbabwe.
- Continued donations of books, educational items and finances.
- A concern for the purchase of our next (ninth) 20-foot shipping container is that COVID has caused a global shortage of shipping containers as well as a dramatic increase in the cost of shipping and containers. We urgently need a certified seaworthy shipping container to be available at a reasonable price.
- More volunteers who are able to help pack books into boxes and lift the boxes.
- Your encouragement, support, prayer and strengthening thoughts.
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