MU Australia - Education Department
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Let me introduce myself. I've lived in various parts of Sydney all my 61 years and have now been married to my USA born husband, Bob, for 38 of those years. We have two adult daughters, one adult son and three granddaughters. I work part time as the Women's Worker at St Stephen's Normanhurst, but my biggest challenge is the job of Education Officer for MU Australia.
"First I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world". Romans 1 v 8. We are part of a worldwide organisation and our job is to make sure that the reports about us tell of an organisation that in practical ways "Shares Christ's love by encouraging, strengthening, and supporting marriage and family life."
How can I encourage you, the MU members of Australia, to do that in all the different places you live and meet? I am an ordinary person like you, but also like you I serve an extraordinary God. So using Paul's words again, my aim is that through my work in Education "I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith" Romans 1 v 11-12.
I see the network of MU as one of its great strengths. We don't have to battle on alone because we have the combined resources of all our groups in all the Australian Dioceses, as well as our World Wide network, to draw on for support and inspiration.
I try to provide resources which help us run interesting programs at Branch and Diocesan level. We don't need to keep thinking up new ideas because between our branches and Dioceses we already have lots of great ideas.
What I need is for you to send me details of the things that have worked well at your branch or in your Diocese so I can share them with the rest of MU Australia. Don't think what you do is too small or unimportant. Nothing is too small for God. Send me your ideas and programs to email@example.com.
To help us in this area, I have a book called 'Programming Ideas for MU Groups' which I hope will help with ideas for branch meetings. Don't feel you have to use the idea exactly as it is presented. The book is really meant to get you thinking about things that would work for your particular group. You can click on the following link for a free online copy of Programming.pdf (2.7Mb).
We also have a series of news sheets entitled "What in the World is MU doing?" which give little snapshots of different activities where MU is involved in both in Australia and around the world. You can reach that by clicking on the link above.
last updated 13/1/2012