The head of the largest church in the world, Yonggi Cho, has come to Melbourne expressly to thank a Melbourne church for sending missionaries to Korea late in the 19th century. The missionary endeavour they started has resulted in there being 17 million Christians in South Korea today.
The church he came to thank is St Mary’s Anglican Church in Caulfield. Our “Christians who have made a difference” segment today is brought to us by the minister of St Mary’s, the Reverend Mark Durie.
The first Australian missionary to Korea was Henry Davies in 1890, but he died of smallpox and pneumonia after 8 months, aged only 32 years, and is buried in Busan.
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Hear again the story of Pastor Doug Nicholls. He was an aboriginal activist, boxer, represented Victoria in Australian Rules Football, and pastor of a Church of Christ in Melbourne. Broadcast in segment “Christians who have made a difference” on “Songs of Hope”.
Listen again to the story of Bill Ferguson. He was an Australian aborigine who was a practising Christian and who fought for civil rights for his aboriginal people. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on Southern FM 88.3 at 8:30 on Sunday 16 June 2013. Narrated by Rodney Carr. Duration 5 minutes.Songs of Hope website: http://songsofhope883.com
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Bruce Downes, aka “The Catholic Guy”, has just completed a series of inspiring talks in Cheltenham parish. Last Tuesday “Songs of Hope” presenter Rodney Carr caught up with Bruce at Southern FM studios and recorded an interview. The interview went to air on 2012 10 28 on “Songs of Hope” and is podcast below (7 mins).
Bruce has been doing “The Catholic Guy” program on the Christian TV channel on Foxtel in Australia for five years.
Listen to the Songs of Hope interview with Jane Sandilands of Bentleigh. Jane joined a short term Australian church medical clinic trip to Ethiopia to assist a neglected people group in that country. Interviewer is Bruce. Date 2012 10 07. (8 mins)