is Born to you this day in the city of
a Saviour, who is
Christ the Lord,
to God in the highest, and on earth Peace,
will toward Men
and Ellen wish you Gods blessing through Jesus the Christ in 2009
Another year is almost over, and Arthur has had his last day
of duty as Biometrician with NSW DPI. He
formally retires on 15th January.
It has pleasant to enjoy a retirement dinner on 11th December
with a few people who have worked closely with him over the years.
This Christmas will be busy with everyone expected home. I hope to update the
pictures on http://www.cargovale.com.au
before Christmas and you can read there more details of my future plans.
Julie-Ann and Keith now have four children. Sterling Arthur was born on 11th
July. He joins Poest
(8), Daisy(6) and Truli
(3). They are well and busy as Julie-Ann
soon returns to work full time at Koppers as a
Poest, Sterling, Truli, Daisy
Kathleen, Kelvin, Hannah (3) and Hyland (21 months) (
Lois has moved back to
Andrew has recently been working with Ellen as a part time
While I was in
This has been the wettest years for several years (750 mm
compared with <300mm in two of the last 7 years). Five percent of the olives
appeared to die last year but most recovered with the rain. They are evidently very hardy. It looks like we will have a harvest at
Easter. The vegie patch now has lettuce, rhubarb,
spinach, onion, beans, potatoes, sweet corn, rasberries
After a flurry of marriages a few years back, the assembly
has seen a string of funerals as the Lord has called a few of his older saints home. But we
have hope that as Jesus rose from the dead, so He will
bring with Himself, those who have fallen asleep. The Sunday School
has continued with a small number but they are very enthusiastic and we are
seeing their mothers.
Arthur expects to continue to work on ASReml and will (DV)
visit New Zealand and
The bible is so important because it declares God’s yearning
for our fellowship, and the wonderful promises to those who walk with Him
according to the law of liberty and love. Do not neglect it in these last days
before Jesus returns.
That day is not here yet so let us indeed seek every
opportunity to pass on God’s invitation to ‘believe on the Lord Jesus Christ’
and be saved. It is a message for all
We celebrate the birth of one who lived without sinning, was
convicted of our sin, died in our place, rose from the dead to show the price
was paid, commanded His disciples to make disciples while He waits in heaven
until the time set by the Father for ‘the Day of the Lord’.
May you serve Him faithfully in 2009.
Arthur & Ellen
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