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Remembering Gallipoli

26 April 2015 Wesley Impact! TV

This Anzac Day weekend on Wesley Impact! TV we meet landscape painter Idris Murphy and the Rev Dr Keith Garner explores John.

Idris' story
Landscape painter Idris Murphy has travelled twice to Gallipoli, inspired by the letters his grandfather wrote to his grandmother when he was serving there in the armed forces. This experience also led Idris to create an artwork that won the Gallipoli Art Prize last year. He shares some of the stories told in these 160 letters written by his grandfather, which give insight into the good stories of Gallipoli— such as moments of friendship between Turkish and Anzac soldiers in which food, souvenirs and notes were exchanged. He also describes the Christian faith he has had since he was 16 which his grandmother first encouraged in him, and how this has led him to reflect on how Christians should respond to the world around them. 

Wesley Mission story—Wesley Disability Services
We take a look at how Wesley Mission is supporting people with disability to find meaningful and rewarding employment, and the significant impact it makes on their lives. We take a tour of Wesley Mission’s David Morgan Centre—the operational base for Wesley Packaging, Wesley Cleaning and Wesley Gardening—and meet those whose lives have been transformed. This remarkable centre has been providing opportunities for people with disability for more than 40 years.

Keith's reflection
On this centenary of the landing at Gallipoli, we remember a story that has helped us to define who we are, even though it is not a story of victory. The Rev Dr Keith Garner explores John 10, a passage that would have been read by many a chaplain in times of conflict. Here, Jesus describes himself as a good shepherd, going above and beyond in laying down his life for his sheep. We remember the living relationship God has with us in Jesus Christ, in which we know and are known by him. 

Guest performers
Today we hear from gifted Australian performer Ann-Maree Keefe. Ann-Maree is an acclaimed song writer, writing prolifically over the years to amass a large body of work including her solo material, worship songs for the wider church and even kids songs. We are also joined by celebrated choral group, The Cathedral Singers. This remarkable choir, based in Sydney, offer a wide ranging repertoire that spans many years of church choral life and we are privileged to hear from them today.