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18 January 2015 Wesley Impact! TV

This week on Wesley Impact! TV we meet Janine Epere from Destiny Haven and the Rev Dr Keith Garner explores Matthew 10.

Janine's story
Janine Epere is a gifted musician and song writer who was contracted to record company EMI by the age of 18. Her path to success was cut short when she became addicted to drugs, making it too hard to sustain her career. Janine grew up in a Christian home and today she talks about the in-discriminant nature of drug addiction and how it can cut across all sectors of society. On the advice of her father, Janine and her addicted husband eventually sought help through a Christian rehabilitation centre in Port Macquarie and since their recovery have dedicated their lives to helping other addicts.  They have set up Destiny Haven, a life skills training program and rehabilitation centre for women who are going through hard times. 

Wesley Mission story—Wesley Noreen Towers
Wesley Noreen Towers provides accommodation for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Mother of six, Aia, talks about the desperate circumstances that led her to becoming homeless before seeking the help of Wesley Mission. 

Keith's reflection
The Rev Dr Keith Garner draws on Matthew chapter 10 to explore the theme of the true nature of Jesus Christ's mission in coming to earth. We examine how the one often deemed the Prince of Peace brings something even greater to us.

Guest performers
We are joined today by Sharny Russell, an acclaimed Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, music educator, ABC recording artist and APRA Award winner. We also hear from Shauntai Batzke. Shauntai is a Wiradjuri woman from New South Wales and an inspirational gospel and opera singer, songwriter and developing artist with Short Black Opera Company.