Geoff Freind, a beloved Australian minister of the Gospel died in a South African hospital, 21 September, from severe injuries sustained from a savage attack in Malawi. Geoff Freind was a Major in the Salvation Army, based in Perth, Australia. Geoff had served with the Salvation Army for 34 years.
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Christians in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan have been targeted by deadly air strikes and ground attacks.
Each of us experience 'special days' in our lives. Today, Friday, 2 September 2016 is one for us, our 65th Wedding Anniversary! An added special blessing today is that Deborah Pelzmann, our oldest daughter, is with us from Salzburg, Austria.
The words 'special' and 'special blessing' are applicable in today's communication with you. These truths are best explained when you reflect on Bill's last letter - July 18. Bill painted a word picture of his expectation to soon be on the journey to his heavenly home.
God continues to give one more day after another until today, we 'who became one' 65 years ago, are still physically together. With Bill's medical diagnosis of congestive heart failure plus adenocarcinoma of the prostate with metastasis, we are being prepared "in His strength" for that last journey.
To each of you as friends, family and fellow labourers in God's vineyard, we wish to express our continued appreciation, gratitude and thankfulness for all that you have been to us across the years. Bill is weak, 20 lbs. lighter, diminished appetite, yet very lucid, in the best of spirits, maintains his sense of humour and is still "in His grip."
Lovingly in Him,
Reformation to the Remotest Regions
2017 is Reformation 500. 31 October 2017, will mark the 500th anniversary of Professor Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the church door of the Schlosskirche (Castle Church) in Wittenberg. At a time of religious corruption, this was a mighty call that the Church honour and obey the Word of God for the renewal of Faith and morals. This is by far the most significant spiritual anniversary that will take place in our life time.