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Hundreds more trained to be peacemakers!
All the PeaceWise National training events for 2015 in Australia are now completed for another year. And what a year it has been with hundreds of people trained in 5 States and 2 Territories!
We are hugely excited by what God has done in the lives of those who have attended, including how many are keen to go on and join hubs, build cultures of peace in their church, school, workplace and be peacemakers within their community. Here’s a couple of testimonies from the Advanced Mediation Training just finished in Sydney on Wednesday:
“Appreciate so much more how the power of God operates in Peacemaking.” Richard
“It was excellent – thankyou!! I found the opportunity to practise conflict coaching, mediation and sharing faith most helpful.” Karen
We are grateful to God for our office staff, Leah and Jenny for ensuring that all the administrative matters were completed well and in a timely manner, the venue holders for providing us with somewhere to train, all the trainers for passionately teaching biblical peacemaking and the wonderful caterers for giving us sustenance for the many days of training!
Watch this space for the dates and venues for next year’s National training events and consider coming along to be refreshed or invite others along from your church or other Christian community.
A teacher in a Christian school shares…
... how peacemaking has impacted her life personally and in her teaching. Read more
Don't finish this year as a lone peacemaker - make the effort to come along and join other peacemakers in your area. There are only a few hub meetings left for 2015 – so don’t miss out!
David Juniper is the Senior Pastor at Byford Baptist Church and with his wife Jenny, have been coming to the Perth northern suburbs PeaceWise hub since its inception in November 2013. This is what David has to say about coming to hubs. Read more.
A word from Bruce
We continue to be thrilled to hear the stories of how God is using peacemaking in your lives to bless others. We continue to be excited by the power of the Gospel of peace and the Prince of Peace to cut through in ways and situations that humanly speaking don’t seem possible.
Please do send keep sending us your stories – we love to share them in Peace it Together as an encouragement to all.