I live in the Yarra Valley in the State of Victoria Australia
am a nurse working in education and training
born into a Church of Christ family and have journeyed from there to Presbyterian,Lutheran, Baptist ,attended Quakers for 4 years -Australian Yearly Meeting affiliate but Christ was a shadow for them ,and after a few years became a Catholic. It is in the last 6 months that I have begun to walk away from ritualism,clericalism "hireling priests,Mariolatory etc - and back to basing my life upon Christ and the Scriptures.The Radical Reformation such as the Historic Peace Churches-Quakers,AnaBaptists -is where I now situate myself-i.e almost full circle.
The week-long visit from David and Trish Johnson to our home was heavenly, Ellis. It was like getting a visit from a beloved older, wiser brother and sister that I'd forgotten I'd ever had. After months in the Northern Hemisphere, I think they were both missing a house they could call their own, and I was happy to benefit from their cooking and house-cleaning as well as their wisdom! NFF readers will be most interested, I think, in the talk David gave at West Richmond Friends Meeting on 6/23. I took notes on his talk, "Might We Become as Obedient as Jesus?" and, with David's approval, posted them on Facebook. I'll re-post them here.
Thank you Ellis. It is gratifying to have this connection. I want to be open to Christ’s presence and leading, to be still - to stand still until I am clear, and to do what I can to open others to this Way.
Hi Ellis, I didn't finish the translation yet. But Henry is helping me with the text by translating it into Modern English to make it easier for me to translate it. I will continue translating after my exam next week. Please pray for me!
Thank you for the message. I lived in England when I first met Ursula and Arthur. My wife and I visited them at their home in Exeter, Devon. The last time I met them both was when they visited us in Wales (U.K.) in the mid-late 90s, although I was in touch with Ursula via email after that for several years. The groups/fellowships that I have been involved with since the early 1970s, although not part of the Society of Friends, believe and live in much of what George Fox and early Friends taught, and we have fellowship with him in those things. Many of Fox’s writings, including his Journal, were sold and distributed among us, especially his epistles. Being a second hand book seller at one time I was able to acquire many early and rare writings of Friends, most of these were donated to NFF in the late 90s. Most others were sold to Richard Booth Bookshop (a well known book seller in Hay-on-Wye, England), before we moved to France. We did visit some NFF Friends in Scotland at one time, but nothing came out of that. We have been in France for two years, and have a large property, which we had hoped to develop into meeting facilities and accommodation, where fellow-believers could visit and stay for short periods and where we could hold larger meetings than we are currently able to, although now we think we may have taken on a far bigger project that we first realised.
I trust that you are well, and not too effected by the current circumstances. We are fine here in France.
In the everlasting gospel,
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