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The art of storytelling

14 August 2016 Wesley Impact! TV

At Wesley Mission, we take our calling very seriously. Supporting those most in need remains central to all that we do, and in this week’s episode, Rev Keith Garner speaks to Indigenous Elder, Peter Walker, who followed his calling to be a minister and has become a pioneer and ambassador for Australia’s Indigenous people.

Shauntai Batzke, a regular performer on Wesley Impact! TV, sings ‘On my knees’ and we take a closer look at one woman’s struggle with financial stress.

Gloria's story: Weathering storms

Gloria and Ken had always planned for a relaxed retirement, but when Ken was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer everything changed. Debts quickly spiralled and a grieving Gloria faced bankruptcy.

Gloria shares how Wesley Financial Counselling helped her avoid bankruptcy and begin to get back on her feet.

Special guest: Peter Walker

Rev Keith Garner speaks to Indigenous Elder, Peter Walker, about the 40 Stories initiative, which aims to raise the Christian voice within the Aboriginal community and to tell stories of the difference Christ has made in Indigenous people’s lives.

Guest performer: Shauntai Batzke

Shauntai is a Wiradjuri woman from New South Wales and an inspirational gospel and opera singer, songwriter and developing artist with Short Black Opera Company. This week, Shauntai sings, ‘On my knees’.

Keith’s message: Journey to the cross

This week, Rev Keith Garner reads Luke 12:49-56, in which Jesus tells us he did not come to bring peace, but division. Mr Garner explores this difficult theme and discusses why it is important to understand that these words belong in the journey to the cross.

Mr Garner shows us how, in the light of these strong words, our trust in God and our commitment to his way matters enormously.