A large group of residents, family members, Anglicare staff and volunteers gathered together to witness two residents of Farrer Brown Court declare their faith in Jesus. Ray Turner and Chris Lawes were confirmed by the Bishop of North Sydney, Chris Edwards.
“It’s never too late to ask Jesus into your life. No matter what you think you’ve done or the guilt you carry, there is nothing that Jesus’ blood cannot wash clean,” said Chaplain Marty Symons.
Ray, who has only become a Christian recently, came to Farrer Brown Court with a lot of questions about Christianity. After completing the Christianity Explored course, he approached Marty and shared that he had invited Jesus into his life, saying, “I’ve become one of you guys.”
Chris, who has been a Christian and a resident at Farrer Brown Court for many years, also confirmed his faith before the crowd. “I attend the services here, and Bible study in the guidance of Marty Symons, and he has made my belief in Christ, along with what the Lord wants for me, very clear to me. I am delighted to be here in front of you all to pledge myself to the Lord,” Chris said.
The service was attended by around 50 people, and included hymns specifically chosen by Ray and Chris.
Marty says, “I’ve seen a big change in Chris. He comes to church and Bible study, and I’ve seen huge growth in him. I’m looking forward to seeing what God is going to do with Chris for the rest of his life.
“And since Ray became a Christian transformation has come over him. He comes to devotions every morning, to chapel services and to Bible study. He is consuming the Bible a lot and it’s a privilege to get to know him.”
Anglicare Chaplains assist with the provision of church services and, together with Pastoral Carers, seek to establish and develop groups where people can study the Bible, pray together and enjoy fellowship, as well as provide Christian ministry to residents, clients, their families and staff.
Media contact: Tess Delbridge, Media Officer, 0407 066 813