29 January 2018   /    The Upside

The Upside – Issue 7

  Susan Merchant


One of the best things about helping other people is that there’s no age limit to getting involved and lending a hand. Providing assistance for others can involve grand gestures, but it can also be seen in the small, everyday things we do. When you think about it, so many of us are really blessed with what we have.

The Bible reminds us in Hebrews 13:16, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” It also tells us to not only look out for our own interests, but the interests of others (Philippians 2:4) and that helping others is what pure religion is about (James 1:27).

Our main feature this month is about the Cooranbong Community Services Centre and its team of volunteers, most of whom are retirees. The work they do is amazing and it has a far-reaching impact. I was inspired by talking with the centre’s President and meeting some of the volunteers. Hopefully you’ll be encouraged by what you read about them in this issue of The Upside!

We’ve also got a couple of feature articles about prayer in this issue, in part because the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Northern New South Wales is hosting a prayer conference in March (9 to 11 — visit http://nnsw.adventist.org.au/events for more details). We hope you’ll be blessed by these stories too!

Download a copy to share with your friends here: The Upside – Issue 7 as a PDF.