Hello Church,

Last week, Karen and I attended the National Pastors and Leaders Retreat in Queensland. Sessions about the concept of church multiplication were spoken on by Jon Wiest from Trinity Church, Indianapolis. Jon shared personal insights of growth and development with Christ that he has had to go through in his own walk. The retreat was a chance to renew old friendships and make new friends, learn from others and take back to church new ideas that can assist in our growth as a community of God loving Christians.

During this time at the retreat, we were notified of the passing away of Rod Smith, a loved and revered man of Christ. Rod and his wife Sue, had been members of Box Forest Wesleyan Church for many years. It was with a sad heart that he was farewelled this week in a lovely service where his life was celebrated by many at Shepparton.

Rev. Daryl Walker