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It’s never too late to know God Judy Adamson

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It’s always wonderful when to Mr Symons and other pastoral people investigating Christianity staff about the things of faith. accept Jesus and want to be Mr Greentree, a Vietnam baptised – but it’s not every day veteran, talked through a range the people who do this are 99 and of issues with Mr Symons and 77 years old. then they began reading the Bible Filled with joy: (L-R) Don Greentree, the Rev Martin Symons, Vic Westneat and Anglicare’s manager of residential aged care, the Rev Colin Watson. “I’ve shed a few tears, because together. it’s just lovely,” says the chaplain Independently of each other, at Anglicare’s Farrer Brown both told the chaplain they away from evil – what all that the day, “yet they all get paid the Court in Castle Hill, the Rev wanted to give their lives to meant. And they were both very same: [they all get] eternal life”. Martin Symons – who baptised Jesus. He took each man carefully excited about it. He wants to encourage others two residents, 99-year-old Vic through what this meant, then “Vic said, ‘Why has it taken so with the knowledge that older Westneat and 77-year-old Don prayed with them as they put long for me to come to God? It’s people do become Christians. Mr Greentree, at a special service their lives and eternity into the taken 99 years for me to know Greentree and Mr Westneat are in April. Lord’s hands. God! And I said, ‘That’s the thing, now happily living for the Lord, They each came to faith Neither man had been baptised, mate – it’s never too late’.” and watching them discover the through different ministries at Mr Symons says, “so I got them For Mr Symons, these stories truths of faith as they read, learn the aged care home. Mr Westneat both together, looked at the highlight perfectly what Jesus and grow more each day clearly began attending Christianity baptism service and talked about talks about in the parable of the gives Mr Symons great joy. Explored after the death of his the questions that are in it: about workers from Matthew 20. Some “It’s like seeing little kids – it’s wife, and also spent time talking turning to Christ and turning join in the work in the last hour of unreal. It’s wonderful.”SC

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Southern Cross JUNE 2021  

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