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White Ribbon Day

16 November 2014 Wesley Impact! TV

This week on Wesley Impact! TV we meet Jenny-May Hudson and the Rev Dr Keith Garner explores 1 Thessalonians. 

Jenny-May's story
As the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, or White Ribbon Day, approaches on November 25, Jenny-May Hudson shares her memories of the abuse she experienced at the hands of her father in her childhood affected her in later years. She tells of God’s faithfulness to her in providing for her and in helping her to truly forgive not only those who had hurt her but herself as well. She also explores how her experience of motherhood challenged and changed her understanding of family, and her desire that others know the new beginning she has found in Jesus Christ.

Wesley Mission story—Wesley Aunties & Uncles
Today we hear the story of Taylor, who has been mentored through the Wesley Aunties & Uncles program since the age of four. Now 18, Taylor recalls how her ‘Auntie & Uncle’ gave her a fun place to spend time and opportunities to do things she wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. Wesley Aunties & Uncles has matched 4000 children with mentor families over the last 40 years with a 95 percent success rate.

Keith's reflection
The Rev Dr Keith Garner looks at 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11 which speaks of the coming of Jesus Christ. Instead of focusing on when Jesus Christ will return, we need to concentrate on being alert and ready for his return in our faith and witness, encouraging one another in faith, hope and love.

Guest performers
We hear from Canadian-American singer Naomi Streimer, who has recently shared her wonderful story on Wesley Impact! TV. Naomi is also a radio host, television presenter and columnist. We are also joined by Elizabeth Scott, a singer, songwriter, pianist and singing teacher whose passion is to worship God and to lead others to do the same.