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Olympian with a heart for the poor

20 July 2014 Wesley Impact! TV

This week on Wesley Impact! TV we meet Australian athlete, Eloise Wellings, and the Rev Dr Keith Garner explores Matthew 13.

Eloise's story 
Eloise Wellings knew from an early age that she wanted to be an athlete and was selected in the 2000 Olympics to be in the shadow team at the age of 16. An injury prevented her from competing in these Olympics and the ensuing three until she eventually competed in the London Olympics in 2012. A change in perspective came for Eloise when she met Julius Achon, an athlete from Uganda who had undergone much in his journey to become an athlete. Eloise is now Founding Director of Love Mercy Foundation, an organisation dedicated to changing the lives of people living in poverty in Uganda. 

Wesley MissionWesley Aunties & Uncles
Wesley Aunties & Uncles connects disadvantaged or needy children with older mentors who befriend the children, spending time with them and giving their parents a much needed break. Some of Wesley Mission’s ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ share the joys of participating in this enriching and rewarding mentoring program.

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 mustard seed and yeast. We consider how this parable conveys the power of small beginnings and how things can grow.

Guest performers
This week 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 Jordan Worner. Jordan is a young Australian singer/songwriter. He is passionate about leading people into God's presence through music, and has had opportunity to do so all over the world.