is Born to you this day in the city of
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth Peace,
Good will toward Men
Arthur 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 chemical engineer.
Julie-Ann, Keith, 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 and blackberries.
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 men.
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
phone 02 6364 3288
mobile: 0427CargoV (i.e. 0427 227 468)
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