1. Can broken hearts be mended? Can sorrowing be ended?
Can tears be wiped away?
We long for heaven’s glory, sometimes it’s just a story
we hope we’ll be inside one day.

2. We dream about perfection,
we hope for resurrection
— is heaven drawing near?
Our eyes will see the new day,
our feet will walk the new way
when night is gone, and day is here.

3. The One we’re called to follow shared
every grief and sorrow and understands our cries.
Jesus, you walk before us, and you will not ignore us,
no matter where our journey lies.

4. Lord, teach us love and kindness, remove our fear and blindness, and lead us every day:
to mend a heart that’s breaking
to comfort those who’re aching — may we all walk your servant way.

5. Lord Jesus, who dost love me,
O spread thy wings above me,
and shield me from alarm;
though Satan would devour me,
let angel guards sing o’er me:
this child of God shall meet no harm.

Words © Robin Mann 2003. Verse 5: Paul Gerhardt (1607-76) Tune: Heinrich Isaac 1494

ALWS 5/10/23

To say I've been inactive on my website is a serious understatement! I've written nothing here since early 2021. 

So, does this mean the world has stopped for us, that nothing is happening?
A major event for us in 2022 was moving house in October. We had been in Modbury Heights since July 1993.Now we're back in Klemzig.

In May we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.
Since then we have visited Box Hill & Loxton with Jonathan & Julie Krause as part of the Asante presentations, promoting the cause of ALWS. Still to come this year are Asante events in Toowoomba & Rochedale (Nov 26 & 27) and Perth (Dec 10)

Looking forward to seeing many people on these occasions.