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Best of 2014: Supporting Australia's farmers

25 January 2015 Wesley Impact! TV

This week on Wesley Impact! TV we meet Paul Kemp from Eat Dirt Drought, and the Rev Dr Keith Garner explores Matthew 13.

Paul's story
The ongoing drought in Australia has wreaked havoc on many people's lives, devastating livelihoods and businesses across many parts of the country. After feeling the effects first hand on his property in Queensland, Paul Kemp felt propelled to do something for those in more rural parts of Australia who have been stricken. He put the idea to a group of people at his church and some others and together they established Eat Dirt Drought, a campaign dedicated to travelling to drought affected areas and supporting them with donations and practical help. They deliver care packages, supplying some of the basics that drought stricken people have been going without. Eat Dirt Drought has had a fantastic response on a national and international level.

Wesley Mission story—Lifeline
More than fifty years on and the Lifeline story continues at Wesley Mission. While the telephone counselling service has grown to a global entity, Wesley Mission continues to staff and fund three Lifeline offices in the heart of Sydney and surrounds. This is a crucial service that has saved many lives over the years. Today, we take a look back at how it all began.

Keith's reflection
The Rev Dr Keith Garner continues exploring Matthew chapter 13, a chapter rich with parables. We have a look at the parable of the weeds reflecting on different aspects of the weed metaphor and what this has to say to us today.

Guest performers
We welcome Matt Doeland from Port Macquarie to the Wesley Impact! TV stage. Matt is a singer, songwriter, worship leader and speaker with a heart to share God's amazing love. We also hear from talented Australian artist Leigh Cunningham. Leigh has gone from humble beginnings as a singer to creating his own successful band.