Wesley Impact! TV: Foster Care
In this episode of Wesley Impact! TV the Rev Keith Garner reads from John 6:60-69 reminding ourselves that the dominant theme has been that of Jesus Christ as the bread of life.
Interview: Jennifer Bulley
Jennifer Bulley is the program manager of Wesley Dalmar out of home care office; she has been employed with Wesley Mission Dalmar centre for up to five years. Jennifer manages and leads a team of six case managers, two team leaders, one carer recruitment worker and one administrative officer. The whole team’s objective is to provide care to children in foster care, to support foster carers so they may provide a loving, secure and safe environment for kids in their care. Jennifer’s team currently oversee 68 children in the Hawksbury program (which is one of 5 programs in the region) with ages ranging from one year to 17 years of age. Wesley Dalmar provides monitoring and support for kids in placements, long term or short term and crisis care.
"Well I've been very blessed to have been raised in a great and loving family and God has just been so good to me over the years and I just want to give and return what good I have been given..." - Jennifer Bulley on why she does what she does.
Guest performers: : Matt Doeland and Naomi Miller
Matt Doeland is involved in the Worship team at his local Church. As a singer songwriter he is signed to Down Under Music & NewSongMusic and resides in the coastal town of Port Macquarie. He also co-owns Brightside Support Services in Port Macquarie. He has a heart to see the truth and love of God revealed and lives changed in all that he does.
Naomi Miller is Matt Doeland's sister and enjoys performing in her local church and supporting Matt Doeland as backing vocalists for his performances.
Keith's message: The living bread
In this episode Rev Keith Garner reads from John 6:60-69 reminding ourselves that the dominant theme has been that of Jesus Christ as the bread of life.
"On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”
Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit[a] and life. Yet there are some of you who do not believe.”
For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.
He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”
"As an evangelist I've known what it is to call people to follow Jesus Christ, and I feel that one of the things I wanted to is consider very carefully what this discipleship is going to mean in your life, if you're going to follow Him, its going to demand things, its going to call for things, its going to challenge you, its going to test you, its going to push you more to the parameters of living life for Jesus..." Rev Keith Garner