1. As we rode down to Bethlehem along the country track, The sweat was on our faces and the flies were on our back; The heat was simmering round us upon the burning sand. But Mary still remembered the day it all began.

“Don’t be scared, “the angel said, “Don’t be scared at all.
The one who is inside of you
will never let you fall.”

2. As we rode down to Bethlehem they watched us as we passed: The dingoes and the bandicoots, the pink and white galahs. They watched us winding slowly beneath the scorching sun. But Joseph still remembered the day it was begun.

3. As we rode down to Bethlehem, we wondered how we’d fare;
For Mary’s child was coming, and we were miles from anywhere. Then came the sight we’d longed for, when the sun was in the west: the little town of Bethlehem inviting us to rest.

Norman Habel & Robin Mann © 1981


ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 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.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events