1 Community in Christ,
we have each been called by name
to be living gifts of mercy for the world. Can we share the vision,
share the same love, one in soul & mind? Help us be just who we are –
living compassion and hope,
living compassion and hope.

2 Community in Christ,
can we hear the cries of pain?
Are we moved to act and not to pass on by? Can we be the hands that help,
the feet that walk the extra mile?
Help us be Christ’s body now –
living compassion and hope,
living compassion and hope.

3 Community in Christ,
can we follow where Christ leads
to the highways and the valleys far below? Still the light shines in the darkness
and it will not fade away.
Help us shine our light today –
living compassion and hope,
living compassion and hope.

Words & music: Robin Mann © 2013

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.