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Challenge for Change

15 December 2013 Wesley Impact! TV

This week on Wesley Impact! TV we hear Andrew Hellinga's story and the Rev Dr Keith Garner looks at John the Baptist.

Andrew's story
Andrew Hellinga, a school chaplain from Queensland, is the Guinness World Record holder for distance covered while riding a bicycle backwards. Andrew shares how this record-breaking experience went beyond a personal ambition, helping to raise funds and awareness for disadvantaged children in Africa. As a Challenge for Change event, it was designed to be extremely challenging in order to symbolise the struggle of those trapped in extreme poverty. 

Wesley Mission story—Wesley Haircut for Homelessness
Wesley Mission took on the challenge of breaking the Guinness World Record for the most haircuts given by a team in under eight hours. Wesley Haircut for Homelessness campaign was held at Martin Place in Sydney's CBD, attracting the attention and well wishes of many passing through the city. The day was a great success breaking a world record, raising funds and awareness and bringing together many people and businesses in the community.

Keith's reflection
The Rev Dr Keith Garner leads this week’s sermon on John the Baptist in the second of a two week series in the lead up to Christmas. 

Guest performers
This week we welcome a cappella group, Soulfood—a group that offers a diverse menu of motown, soul and retro-pop music performed in a unique way by a seamless 50 voice ensemble. We also hear from talented Australian singer/songwriter Tania G who brings an extensive vocal range and years of experience to her performance.