January-April 2022


January-April 2022

Much has happened since our last ANU. In January, Mr and Mrs Adam Jennings transferred to Victoria, Australia to pastor our congregations in Melbourne. At the same time, Mr and Mrs Martin Montgomery transferred to Adelaide where Mr Montgomery is now working in the Clarendon Office as the Director of Media overseeing our Print, TV, Facebook, Internet and other First Commission projects. In addition, he has also been appointed as the Associate Pastor for the Adelaide Congregation.

On April 30, we commenced our Tomorrow’s World Presentations (TWPs) in the Region. We kicked things off in Tasmania receiving a 7.8% attendance response to our invitations. As I am writing, I am on my way to hold TWPs in Cairns and Townsville, Queensland. We have other presentations in the planning with Mr Rajan Moses holding a TWP in Kuala Lumpur on July 9 and I will be travelling to to Sydney, NSW, for a TWP on July 10.

Next month (June), we are holding a Ministerial Conference here in Adelaide with the Australian Ministry and International Area Pastors including Messrs Rajan Moses, Joseph Gonzales, Paul Kearns and Htoowah Laybeh. It has been many years since the ministry have come together for a conference where we can cover important topics and ensure we are all on the same page; speaking the same thing. Unity in the ministry is one way we can identify the True Church of God today.

My wife and I are planning to travel to Sydney, NSW, to keep the Feast of Pentecost. Messrs Rajan and Ronald Moses will travel to India to visit the members and keep Pentecost with the brethren in Imphal, India. It has been many years since Mr Moses was able to visit the region and he plans to perform a number of baptisms while there. A special thanks to Mr Subash Sing and Mr Marc Casey who have served the church in India faithfully during the COVID pandemic.

I hope you will enjoy reading the articles in this issue. There is much to share with you, but I would like to leave you with this final thought. Philippians 2:14-15 reminds us of our Christian duty… ”Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” The Apostle Paul packs a great deal into those two verses – and there is no doubt he is talking about our world today and how we are to live. But his final statement is what I want to draw your attention to specifically. He said, “That you (we) shine as lights in the world.” There are many ways we can personally shine our lights – but perhaps the most effective and efficient way is by our actions rather than our words. Prov 10:19, “With lots of words comes wrongdoing, but the wise restrain their lips” (CEB). We often say “a light makes no noise,” but affects all who come into contact with it!

Over the next few months we are planning TWPs around the Region which will give members the opportunity to really “shine.” First impressions are important and when new people attend our presentations, they really do notice how different our members are. We should be different if Jesus Christ is truly working in and through His people. As we roll out TWPs around the Region, please keep them in your prayers. Our calling is about preparing for the Kingdom of God, but also to give a warning and a witness to the world. Prophecy is coming alive, so let’s be about our Father’s business and shine our light!

In Christ’s Service,

Robert Tyler