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Celebrating Mother's Day

11 May 2014 Wesley Impact! TV

This week on Wesley Impact! TV we meet remarkable mother, Helen Marsh, and the Rev Dr Keith Garner explores 1 Peter.

Helen's story
Helen Marsh grew up looking for love in all the wrong places. At fourteen years old she fell pregnant and her parents felt there was no other option than to give up Helen's child for adoption. It broke Helen's heart to give her baby away. She later married and at the age of 33 she rediscovered faith in God and committed her life to Jesus Christ. In 1987 the law in Australia changed, allowing birth parents to seek and make contact with children they had given up for adoption. Helen had determined to not search for her daughter, to not disrupt her life, but her daughter came looking for her. Their remarkable reunion and journey of  reconciliation is captured in Helen's book, Up out of Egypt.

Wesley MissionWesley Disability Services
Following on from The Wesley Report: Giving disability carers a break, we hear Part 2 of Stuart and Ali Simpson's story. Stuart and Ali have twin boys with special needs. Caring for them is a rewarding and very time consuming job. Wesley Mission’s Respite Carer, Louise, comes each week to help Ali with daily tasks and attend to the boys and she is a person they trust with their needs. The respite that the Simpsons receive keeps their life on track.

Keith's reflection
The Rev Dr Keith Garner explores the theme of belonging to God, in the third in a series from the book of 1 Peter. Those who have accepted God's gift of salvation, God has chosen to call his sons and daughters.

Guest performers
We welcome Liv Chapman to the Wesley Impact! TV stage for the first time today. Liv is a talented young woman with a captivating voice  who calls Sydney home. We also hear from Sancha Prowse. Sancha is a vocal instructor and singer who has delighted Christian and secular audiences in Australia and overseas.