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TOM LOVETT MADE INAUGURAL INDUCTEE IN R.I.M.P.A.s HALL OF FAME

 Tom Lovett, is the founder and first president of the NSW Branch and of the Federal Council of the RMAA (now RIMPA),

On 9th October 2019 at the 50th anniversary gala dinner in Melbourne, he was inducted into RIMPA’s Hall of Fame

“I contemplated the beginnings of the professional Records Management Association of Australia (RMAA) and what it has become and recalled my earliest stumbling efforts to get a training course for records and filing clerks started some fifty years ago. This is how I stumbled (or was led) into the profession:

In the Army, the early sixties, I was assigned to catalogue the master files of the School of Military Intelligence (SMI). Knowing little else I followed my common sense and made an alphabetical subject index of the files stored in 4-drawer filing cabinets. I found subject indexing ambiguous and error prone with extensive cross referencing required.

To my surprise my commanding officer commended my efforts.

I was then involved in reproducing notes for SMI lecturers and their officer students, for which I had the responsibility of proof-reading before duplicating. The notes covered principles of military intelligence and strategy and tactics of the ‘Phantom (Communist) Army’.

Later I was posted from the School to Field Security (1 Div Int) which was part of the First Division (Field Force) preparing for Vietnam, in which I learned about order and discipline of Battle planning, indoctrination and counter-intelligence.

Before my unit went to Vietnam, I was discharged from the army, and joined an office systems company – a subsidiary of an American multi-national company, as an office systems consultant. The company’s American manuals and systems were knowledge sources that would have been useful in reorganising the master files of the School of Military Intelligence.

I studied and followed the American manuals when advising my clients and noted that other company employees did not see the same value in them as I did, probably due to my Intelligence training and file cataloguing experience.

While working for the company I invented Geographic Indexing for Local Government property files which has become standard across Local Government in Australia. I based it on the concept that information should be organised according to the decisions that will be made from the information (purpose based) rather than the cataloguing concept, that of organising the information according to the subject content of the information (content based). The number one decision-issue for property information is individual properties, reserves, streets and localities. So rather than subject, ie., drains, trees, animals, weeds, buildings and extensions, pools, road maintenance issues, etc., why not organise the information by property, reserves, streets, localities, etc?

Later I extended the concept to index plans for a major mining project which allowed the elimination of multiple cross-references for each plan, and standardised plan titling across disciplines, engineering, architecture, town planning, etc.

In the army Intelligence Corps I learned I had skills in classification and organisation of information and with some of the knowledge gained in the School of Military Intelligence and more knowledge gained from books and manuals and from being a member of the American Records Management Association, In 1967 I wrote a series of monthly articles on Records Administration, tailored to Australian conditions and needs, which became the basis for my book, Records Management Manual (1969) which was published by Modern Office magazine. One of the articles was “Paperwork an International Problem”, a report on Records Management in three Australian companies, one of which was Eddis Linton’s company AML&F.

The monthly articles led me to become the editor of Modern Office magazine and was able to promote the new Association in my monthly articles and editorials through 1968 and 1969. I received many enquiries about the new Association from around Australasia.

My paper, ‘Paperwork an International Problem’ was prepared for and delivered in absentia to the ARMA (American Records Management Association) annual conference om 1968 and published in Modern Office magazine.

Eddis was a member of the Business Archives Council, and I invited him to speak at the 3-day workshop. He became RMAA federal president after me.

In 1968 I conducted a 3-day The Sydney Records Management workshop, attended by about a dozen records officers from government and business organisations. Some delegates became members for my Steering Committee for the Association, including Keith Kent and Dawn Winter, from Prospect County Council. Dawn became secretary.

By this time I had become a freelance Records Management consultant and felt constrained by a possible conflict of interest between the professional Association and my consulting business.

In addition to the 3-day Records Management Workshop in Sydney I conducted seminars in Sydney, Adelaide, and Newcastle for the Australian Institute of Management.

A delegate from Shortland County Council, Peter Smith, at the Newcastle AIM seminar became an active member. Peter and a colleague of his, Robert Trowbridge helped launch the Local Government Chapter. Peter later took over technical college training after me.

Within a year, in June 1969, the Association was formed at a meeting of sixty-nine interested people including some academics, at Sydney University. Ron Britton, chief NSW archivist, joined the new committee.

Employees of Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Penrith and other local councils graduated from my Sydney technical college Records Management course in the eight years I was its head teacher.

While on a writing assignment in Melbourne, I helped a colleague from my previous employer office systems company, Mike Leigh, to convene the pilot committee for the Victorian Branch of the Association. Mike became the chairman of the pilot committee and of the Victorian Branch and, later the next Federal President after Eddis.

By 1970 we had two State Branches and a third, Queensland, in the offing, a national council, and in 1970 an international federation, and in a few more years the RMAA had established Queensland and other state branches plus college training courses in every state and within a few years it had established official standards and work practices that were accepted nationally and internationally.

The Association is now called Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) and is the largest serving peak body for industry practitioners in the southern hemisphere, has 1,700 members, sets industry standards and fosters professional development across business sectors and educational institutions. Through its international partnerships with other peak bodies, RIMPA provides its members with access to a framework of professional associations.

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“They were hungry for improvement and were good employees. All they needed were some recognition and a little encouragement. God can work wonders with such people.”

If a fully-fledged internationally recognised professional association can grow from the lowest of the low office employees, namely filing clerks, that university professors and business leaders said couldn’t be done, don’t tell me we cannot make other needed changes happen out of a group of keen Aussies anywhere!

Tom’s acceptance words:

One thing keeps me going; I want Australia to be safe and prosperous for my grandkids and their kids and contemporaries. So, Lord, please don’t take me home to be with You until I can see that they have well-founded hope for a bright and successful future here.

When I was a naive thirty-year-old in 1968

I mistook my call to be an evangelist for being the founder of the first College course on Records Management in Australia, and of the Association, the RMAA. Although business leaders scoffed and universities wouldn’t touch it with a ‘barge pole’.

But I never expected to receive this recognition (first inductee in RIMA’s Hall of Fame) for my stumbling efforts to start a RM training course.

My message to all young men and women is, sow your creative energy and ideas into the virgin needy soil you can discover all around you when you diligently search for it.

That’s what I did. My formula for future success was simply; “Find a need and fill it”.

Needs are everywhere, but willing sowers are rare, so you won’t have competition when you start sowing your ideas and energy, but you will have scoffers.

Tom’s current work:

You can RECOVER YOUR GOD-GIVEN DREAM !! and revive your field or area.

What should you do?

Texts: “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed you can move mountains…” Matthew 17:20.

“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.

Tom Lovett MBA (AGSM), ASA, Life Member RIMPA

tomlovett@iinet.net.net.au           www.recoveryourdream.org.au

Convener, Recover Your Dream Australia  ryda@iinet.net.au

Secretary, Mount Victoria House of Prayer, Inc. mvhp@iinet.net.au

“For God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37

At the launch of the International Records Management Federation, Los Angeles, 1970, elected president Tom Lovett of RMAA on left, ARMA members centre and right

The National Records Management Associations that became members included: Australia, America, South Africa, The Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom’s Publications

Below left: Office Landscaping Symposium, 1970,

Professional Time Costing and introduction to Financial Reporting for Consulting Surveyors, 1973,

Local Government Records Management Conferences  Proceedings 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979,

In the e blue binder, Local Government Records Management Manual 1979,

Book: Records Management Manual 1969 The magazine articles on Records Management led to an invitation to deliver a talk to the Institute of Chartered Accountants County Members Conference in Sydney which was attended by the accountant for Palmer Bruyn, surveyors of Newcastle, which led to my being asked to report on improving the Records Management in their practice by the managing partner John McNaughton AM (former Newcastle Lord Mayor. That led on to my being commissioned to write the Manual on Time Costing and Financial Reporting for Consulting Surveyors, for the Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW in 1973

Tom’s latest book is a Novel:

BATTLE for TRUTH – Thomas R. Lovett

Resisting the Future One World Government

Published in 2018, the novel is for young and not-so-young adults. Each chapter is a spiritual adventure through life’s triumphs and temptations, where the characters are learning how to copy with the evil all around them and experiencing new joys.

Dark spiritual forces control the world Government.

Sylvan knows he is supposed to help wed out the Undites, an underground group that is hunted by World Security Police.

But when he discovers that Carol, a girl n his class, is an Undite, he believes what she says and becomes a fugitive himself.

When Undite Dr Bernard Singe, dean of Logos Academy uncovers a Wold Government plot to implant all children with mind control devised, the Undites must do everything they can to put a stop to it.

TO THE SPIRITUAL GROUP LEADER

I’m  seeking leader-readers for my novel -  which has many satisfied readers, and a successful Library book launch – who can recommend it to young adults.

 Please check out the attached information

 This is the result of 13 years writing and 50 years of bringing up a large family and leading various Christian and forming other groups

 Please ask any questions

 May God bless you and your Service to Him

 Yours faithfully,

Tom Attached:

  • Letter – To the Spiritual Group Leader
  • Battle for Truth – Book Talk at Lithgow Library
  • A Reader’s Comment

Thomas R. Lovett MBA (AGSM) Change adviser, author, broadcaster, Recover Your Dream founder.  Secretary, Mount Victoria House of Prayer,Inc. PO Box 100, Mount Victoria NSW 2786, Australia Phone: 0408 167 963 (Mobile)  Email: tomlovett@iinet.net.au   Website: www.recoveryourdream.org.au   Presenter:  Short courses: 1. Getting Things Done 2. Have the Time of Your Life  3. Solving Problems 4. Men Moving On Moving Mountains (MMoMM) Broadcaster: Weekly Recover Your Dream Australia radio program: ryda@iinet.net.au Writer - ASA member : Author – The Futuristic adventure-romance novelBattle for Truth - Resisting the Future One World Government, Tom’s Top Ten Daily Devotional Disciplines TOM LOVETT INDUCTED INTO RIMPA* HALL OF FAME (*Records & Information Management Professionals Australasia)

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Inscription:

RIMPA

Wth our greatest

APPRECIATION

We are Proud to Honour and Induct

Tom Lovett

Into the

RIMPA Hall of Fame

We have learnt and grown so much because of you.

You inspired us to be the best that we can be and

We will always be thankful to you for al the

Hard work and effort you put in to

Make us who we are today

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Tom’s reply:

“One thing keeps me going; I want Australia to be safe and prosperous for my grandkids and their kids and contemporaries. So Lord, please don’t take me home to be with You until I can see that they have well-founded hope for a bright and successful future here. “When I was a naive thirty-year-old in 1968 I mistook my call to be an evangelist for being the founder of the first College course on Records Management in Australia, and of the Association, the RMAA. Although business leaders scoffed and universities wouldn’t touch it with a ‘barge pole’. “But I never expected to receive this recognition for my stumbling efforts to start a RM training course. “My message to all young men and women is, sow your creative energy and ideas into the virgin needy soil you can discover all around you when you diligently search for it. “That’s what I did. My formula for future success was simply; “Find a need and fill it”.

“Needs are everywhere, but willing sowers are rare, so you won’t have competition when you start sowing your ideas and energy, but you will have scoffers. “

Melbourne Docklands, October 9th 2019 

________________________________________________________ THANKS TO YOU LITHGOW LIBRARY AND LIBRARIANS

EveryAuthor Talk Lithgowone is welcome.

Free, bookings preferred,

Refreshments provided without charge

Find out what inspired the novel

Message from Leah Hess, just in: Leah is a former teacher and 15 years a nurse, avid reader, is traveling the world on a pilgrimage, visiting Houses of Prayer with her husband, Jasper. Their home base is Southern California

  • “Loving the book, Tom – it is brilliant!!!!!
  • 1. Get it made into a movie.
  • 2. In order to reach a broader audience; consider offering the book with different covers? Currently, it may have an appeal to older, traditional audiences; but the content is captivating for secular and younger, off the grid readers; but the cover could turn them off :)”   - Leah Hess, 23 March 19
  • “We both love, love, love the book and Jasper does not really even enjoy reading, but your book is being read – every word!!!!!
  • The current cover feels like the book is deep theology and very serious and it is; but the genre is delivering very complex, serious information in a beautifully powerful format!!! It just seems the cover could be as adventuresome-looking/sounding as the content, for young audience and young at heart audiences.” - Leah and Jasper, 31 March 2019, from Canberra.

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THE NOVEL  IS  NOW  AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

The Story

Sydney 2095: World Security Police are hunting two high school students when guardians from another dimension intervene and the war heats up …

The novel describes incredible changes, the World Government, the guardians and what the protector will do for our grandchildren and their children, when they are willing to put aside differences, realise that they are at war and have a good leader.

One fateful day, after their arrest and detainment three undites could have been filled with frustration after being pulled over, searched and questioned all morning by police and the tedium of waiting for their vehicle to be minutely examined. Instead, the day became full of joyful excitement. They made it an opportunity to tell people about the protector. Their spiritual guardians came swiftly to help them.

From the editor:“I commend the Battle of the Unditesto every young and not-so-young reader who is seeking spiritual insight and understanding in a stimulating read by a competent writer; a far healthier alternative to stories of wizards, witches and warlocks

“Each chapter in the Battle of the Undites is a spiritual expedition through life’s triumphs and temptations, where the heroes are learning ways of coping with the difficulties and evil around us.

“The youthful heroes are being hunted by World Government’s Security Police. Their extraordinary journey illuminates the chastisements and rewards we experience when we listen to the protector’s voice.

“Revealed are the deceits, arrogance and failures of the world and the spiritual enemies of the protector. But will it be their final downfall?

“The spiritual enemies of the protector are not merely devious demonic monsters with horns and tails as portrayed by C. S. Lewis in Screwtape Letters which spoke to a previous generation. They are highly intelligent, crafty and powerful spiritual beings that make meticulous plans and execute their deceitful mind-control operations with extraordinary precision and efficacy. After all, they were holy angels and lost their high places due to pride and lust for power. They can be defeated only by true humility, unity and love.”

Some Readers’ Responses

“Your story is fantastic, fast-paced and scarily realistic. I love the future words you sprinkle through it. I reckon it will make a great movie! - Glen Lovett, graphic novelist, animator, musician, Vancouver Island

“Hi Thomas, I am currently reading your novel and thoroughly loving it. I cannot put it down. This is a great story. I love the spiritual warfare aspects, the way you have portrayed the love of God, the interaction of His Spirit into the characters’ lives. My 19 year old daughter wants to read it too.” - Peter Younghusband, Christian fiction reviewer, Mornington Peninsular, Victoria

“A very enjoyable read in which the author paints a graphic and disturbing picture of what our world may become if we continue to remain unaware or uncaring of the spiritual aspect of the world we currently inhabit. This is not just a well-written and entertaining futuristic novel but is also a book in which some of the more challenging, not easily understood or taught about aspects of the Christian’s walk are addressed in a manner which leaves you wanting more”. - Warren Ward, manager Koorong Christian Bookstore, Penrith, NSW

“This story touches the heart in ways that few books can. It is a perfect melding of adventure, fantasy, love, and a growing awareness of the way God protects us when we open our hearts to him.” - Mairie Craddock, Realtor, Seaway Valley, Ontario, Canada.

“My faith is tested every day in my work but this novel revitalized it and gave me a vision of my guardian angels I knew I had but never envisioned and made me more aware of their presence and protection. There is as much fun here as serious matters which makes the fabric of this excellent Christian fiction almost palpably realistic. Last time I had this feeling of detailed futuristic realism was when I read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The Battle of the Undites does it much better and, of course, this new world is not a hopeless one. This novel really is the Christian answer to Brave New World and Aldous Huxley. This life-size epic will delight readers and entertain and admonish them. Everybody will meet the challenge of their lives at some stage and will have to make a decision. I thank God that the author provides this opportunity for each individual to repent and commit to Christ. By reading this book many people will be led to become ‘Undites’ too. With its imaginative approach, the story will appeal to many young and of course not so young souls. I found it enriching and entertaining and I read it in a reasonable time taking my family and professional commitments into consideration. I highly recommend The Battle of the Undites to anyone who is a soul-searcher or otherwise.” - Dr. Gabor Agyagasi MB. BS. AMC. Family Medical Practitioner, Sydney

“Do you know what remained with me above all and impacted my life after reading this novel?  The awareness of the presence of the ‘God Forces’… it just brought such a new awareness of the Holy Spirit’s constant Presence and protection to me. It has helped me more than once to not feel blue and lonely; helped me to visualise those heavenly musicians and spiritual guardians around me and to ‘experience’ in a very real way the comfort of an unseen but certain heavenly host.”   - Stella Louwrens, Business College Teacher/Librarian, South Africa

I finished your book and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic! I can’t wait to share it with friends. I found it very easy to read, good smooth writing all the way through.  I love the way you removed ‘religiosity’ from their new full-on believing experience.” - Christopher Lovett, Software Architect, Seattle

“I believe you already know in your heart your manuscript will become a bestselling telemovie or big-screen movie, as parts sound so descriptive they evoke striking mental images. Knowing how meticulously you research, I am confident your labour of love will be a great success.” - Helen Storer, CEO, The Foundary, (Life training for street kids), Canberra

WHAT DO WE DO NOW? After the debacle of the mid-winter Election 2016? It’s very simple, the leader of this country is God. He proclaimed it His, and apart from a few politicians mostly that fact has been ignored. Australia will never again be well-governed by a stable government unless and until we have returned to our roots of faith in our Christian God. This really means a pro-Christian parliament, led by committed Christians, not necessarily churchmen or women but real Christians. Otherwise God will not stop the opposing multi-belief systems continually disrupting our elections and Parliaments until we wake up and vote the right way. We as a people have been and are selfish, self-serving and materialistic, ignoring the great gifts God has given us to share with others less well off, even those in our own country. If we don’t wake up this time, at the very next election we could well be purged and replaced. For there are others ready and waiting to replace us. If all Christians would put aside our differences and speak up about the real purpose of this nation then God will help us form stable government. Otherwise, we only have ourselves to blame for the final downfall of Australia as we know and love it. If we all knew what was best for us, we would all be seers, sages or prophets. The sad fact is that we don’t  know what is best for us and we are not seers, sages or prophets. Like children we need wise parents who do know what is best for their kids.  Pity the kids whose parents don’t know what’s best for them, fools who give their kids what they want, thinking that is love, but it’s not. It leads only to the destruction of their kids. Kids need boundaries, tough love, and plenty of loving guidance. This is Australians’ situation now. Our leaders are fools leading a nation of demanding immature people, over a cliff to their destruction. We need guidance. CS Lewis in Miracles wrote, when the people won’t listen to the seers any more, they will have to become seers themselves or there will be chaos.  We are getting close to chaos now. People of Australia, we have had a succession of leaders who promised us that we could have what we wanted, and now the results are becoming obvious. When we turn back to believing  Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, confess our selfishness, self-centeredness and materialism, ask for His forgiveness and His help to live a pure and holy, which means a generous selfless life, He will forgive our sins, cleanse us and heal our land. I pray that you will do it.

“CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE” 1 & 2
With music from The Iona Community and the Cathedral Singers, Amica, Hildas, Michael Card and other Worship musicians
FOCUS ON CHRIST’S SALVATION AND GOD’S PEACE
With two 45 minute Recover Your Dream Australia programs – for personal  uplifting worship.
ALSO AVAILABLE:
“BREAK OUT & BREAK THROUGH TO A FULFILLING LIFE”
ALL FIVE EPISODES ARE AVAILBLE ON CDs.
Episodes 1 to 5
A SERIES OF FIVE 45 MINUTE PROGRAMS ON ACHIEVING A FULFILLING LIFE
Australia is on the cusp of a great awakening, which God is preparing like no other. He is leaving nothing to chance or the last minute.
This awakening is to be led by restored wounded shepherds.
All of us seek fulfilling lives, but surveys show that most people live lives of quiet desperation.
Are you entitled to a fulfilling life?
What makes a fulfilling life?
Would you want one if you could have one?
There are many false concepts, advertising and marketing propaganda we must first abandon.
Thrills from the world’s prizes which beckon to us in various stages of our lives, do not last.
Are you willing to go after a better and everlasting prize and a truly fulfilling life journey?
Probably you would if you could be sure it is real.
How can you be sure?
Like everything else in life, you have to try it before you can tell if it will work for you.
How can I do that? You might ask.
One thing is certain, if you try this one and become addicted you won’t be harmed in any way.
This program is available on CD from Recover Your Dream Australia, Email: ryda@iinet.net.au
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EPISODE 2  May 17
To achieve a fulfilling life requires more than just wishful thinking and hoping, although they do help.
What does it require of you? We will answer that question during this series of programs.
Why do we say, In Jesus’, name- isn’t it just a habit or a catchphrase? NO certainly not. When we invoke the name of Jesus with our prayers, we invoke the supernatural power and authority of Jesus and we know that whatever we ask for in His Name will be granted. To take His supernatural power and authority on for yourself, simply say out lout, “Amen” which means ‘I agree’ and ‘So be it’.
In this program there are three special interviews.
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JUST RELEASED! 

“BREAK OUT & BREAK THROUGH”
TO A FULFILLING LIFE
Episodes 1 & 2 of a series of 5
May 2014
THESE RADIO PROGRAMS, ALSO ON CD, ARE THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE PROGRAMS ON ACHIEVING A FULFILLING LIFE
Australia is on the cusp of a great awakening, which God is preparing like no other. He is leaving nothing to chance or the last minute.
This awakening is to be led by restored wounded shepherds.
All of us seek fulfilling lives, but surveys show that most people live lives of quiet desperation.
Are you entitled to a fulfilling life?
What makes an fulfilling life?
Would you want one if you could have one?
There are many false concepts, advertising and marketing propaganda we must first abandon.
Thrills from the world’s prizes which beckon to us in various stages of our lives, do not last.
Are you willing to go after a better and everlasting prize and a truly fulfilling life journey?
Probably you would if you could be sure it is real.
How can you be sure?
Like everything else in life, you have to try it before you can tell if it will work for you.
How can I do that? You might ask.
One thing is certain, if you try this one and become addicted you won’t be harmed in any way.
This program is available on CD from Recover Your Dream Australia, Email: ryda@iinet.net.au
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EPISODE 2  May 17
To achieve a fulfilling life requires more than just wishful thinking and hoping, although they do help.
What does it require of you? We will answer that question during this series of programs.
Why do we say, In Jesus’, name- isn’t it just a habit or a catchphrase? NO certainly not. When we invoke the name of Jesus with our prayers, we invoke the supernatural power and authority of Jesus and we know that whatever we ask for in His Name will be granted. To take His supernatural power and authority on for yourself, simply say out lout, “Amen” which means ‘I agree’ and ‘So be it’.
In this program there are three special interviews.
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ORANGE PRAYER DAY  3rd May 2014

 Organised by the Orange Prayer House and supported by Houses of Prayer in the Central West, Western Plains, and |Blue Mountains of NSW

A huge success on the coldest day of the year so far, attended by pray-ers from around NSW.  Prayers for healing were made, a vision was announced  for expansion of the Houses of Prayer Network to every town in NSW, inspiring messages were given by Daesop Noon about his recent mission to North Korea, and by Deirdre & Mark McAllister about Israel and their work among Australian indigenous people to the West of Orange. Much prayer was sent up to God, Jesus was honoured and a wonderful time of fellowship and making new friendships was had by all. 

The Next Prayer Day to be held in July.

 

KATOOMBA MEN’S CONVENTION

2nd week – 7 & 8 March 2014

Christian men came out to fight in their thousands
The second week of the Katoomba Men’s Convention was very well attended by young and mature men and quite a few grey heads, four from our Blackheath Parish and others we know. Made a big impact on many I thought. Keynotes were 2000+ men singing together, good teaching and preaching on “The Fight – the hardest fight we will face as men is with ourselves… with our own flesh”; the first and last ‘Adam’, and why we cannot conquer sin in ourselves by ourselves and what help we need to conquer it … Friday evening concluded with recommendations to repent. Conversation afterwards was about styles of preaching, comparing styles, etc., shining some light on the meaning of the differences and afterthoughts, i.e. preaching vs teaching… preaching to be Holy Spirit led is best done extempore with urgent appeals to repent and receive Jesus Christ, and teaching to be effective is much prayed over while being prepared and delivered in a structured manner from detailed notes, with a summary of the key points and references. The Men’s Convention continued all day Saturday during which Tin Shed speaker was former deputy prime minister John Anderson who gave a stirring address.
For details of future Katoomba conventions contact Email: kmc@kcc.org.au Website: www.mkc.kcc.org.au

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 

Held in the Great Hall,  Australian Parliament House, Canberra on 2nd March 2014,

We are rejoicing over the experience of attending the National Day of Prayer in Parliament House, Canberra, and our safe three and a half hours drive in rain and mist through verdant country, some rugged mountains, and green fields, through Oberon, Taralga, Goulburn, Canberra, watching the dawn and home again after the thrilling event watching the sunset.  So many great plenary and small group prayers, and pray-ers, and so many inspiring talks from good speakers and indigenous prayer warriors.  Met old friends and made new ones, including indigenous change leader from Palm Island, Queensland – more about her later. We left at 5.30 a.m. and got back to the Blue Mountains at 10.30 p.m. It was well worth the effort. And now we are about to start on the 40 days of prayer and fasting through Lent, praying specifically for Purity in the Nation and for Integrity in our Schools Curriculum Barbara Gordon and Tom Lovett, Mount Victoria House of Prayer

JUST ANNOUNCED  
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2013 RYDA CHRISTIAN RADIO PROGRAMS on CDs
These weekly programs are broadcast on LIFE-FM 100.1, Bathurst Christian Broadcasting, Saturdays around 8.00 pm Sydney time, and Sundays.
No. 32, February  22 – CELTIC THEOLOGY & WOMAN
No. 31, February 15 -  MEN be MEN Pt. 2
No. 30, February 8, MEN be MEN
No. 28, December 28 - HIS FAMILY AND JESUS BECOME REFUGEES, SEEKING ASYLUM IN EGYPT
No. 27, December 21 – ADVENT – WHAT DOES IT CHANGE FOR US?
No. 26, December 14 – TEARS OF HOPE – FOR VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE with St. John’s Darlinghurst
No. 25, December 07 – LESSONS FROM PETER’S EPISTLES
No. 24, November 30 – NEPAL MISSIONARY’S EXPERIENCES with Naomi Red
No. 23, November 23 – MAKING A NATION OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS with Bill Newman Part 2
No. 22, November 16 – MAKING A NATION OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS with Bill Newman Part 1
No. 21, November 09 – REACHING ASYLUM SEEKERS FOR CHRIST IN AUSTRALIA with Graeme Swinson
No. 20, November 02 – TEACHING AUSTRALIAN CULTURE TO AFRICAN REFUGEE WOMEN with Jan Luscombe
And programs of previous months…

December 2013:  Australia’s Commission of Enquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The man who gave us the Bible in our own English language and thereby Christianised the English and through them many nations, tribes and tongues, including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, etc., was hated by the Roman Church. He died in 1384, emaciated and destitute. “Never before Wyclif, had such a voice been lifted against the might of Rome. In him the opposition of the Middle Ages finds its ablest exponent… The Reformation succeeded because Wyclif called upon the State to reform an unwilling clergy – though unsuccessful at the time … to Wyclif the Epistle of St. James would be the marrow of the Gospel…” from “The Dawn of the Reformation – The Age of Wyclif” H.B, Workman, 1901 Are we facing a similar circumstance across Australia today?
IMAGES OF JESUS Many beautiful and some quaint pictures on Facebook I enjoy… but one thing disturbs my equilibrium: Isaiah prophesied accurately many things pertaining to Jesus’ birth into human life, we celebrate each Christmas, and therefore I believe Isaiah when he stated plainly, “He has no form or comeliness (good looks) and when we shall see him, there is no beauty in him that we should desire him (for his looks or personality) – Isaiah 53:2. Therefore the stream of “beautiful” images portraying Jesus on Facebook and other sites really disturb me. He was swarthy, with deep set and dark eyes, straggly hair and beard, with brooding, furrowed forehead, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. No imagined likeness could possibly render truth. Some modernist paintings have hinted at least at some aspects of his character. They are the only ones I can accept. Such amazing love did Jesus have for the world and to show us how to live, I find it impossible to view him as some sort of super handsome hero or film star type. I think of him as a rather irascible man with deep compassion for the downtrodden, and impatience, verging on irritation with the proud and self-righteous well-off classes.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on 30th September 2013
MOUNT VICTORIA HOUSE OF PRAYER, Inc., held its first Annual General Meeting at 10 am on Monday 30th September, in Mt. Victoria NSW.  Details available on request.
It was a brief formal meeting to receive reports and to elect officer bearers.
New members have been approved and welcomed and inducted at the AGM.
A time of praise and worship was followed by refreshments.
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SEPTEMBER  2013 RYDA CD ALBUM

INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH JAY BENNETT, WORLD TRAVELER WITH WYAM AND MAIN SPEAKER AT THE SPRING ‘OPEN HEAVENS’ RETREAT IN MT VICTORIA, NSW.

JAY  TALKS ABOUT HOW HIS VIEW OF GOD CHANGED FROM HIM BEING AN ANGRY AND STERN TASKMASTER TO BEING WHAT HE TRULY IS, A MERCIFUL AND LOVING FATHER. PRODUCED WITH WORSHIP MUSIC AND A PRAYER OF ACCEPTANCE OF JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR AND LORD

EVERY WEEK THERE IS A NEW “RECOVER YOUR DREAM AUSTRALIA” RADIO PROGRAM, WHICH IS BROADCAST ON LIFE-FM 100.1, BATHURST CHRISTIAN RADIO.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO TUNE INTO THE WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM ‘RYDA’ IS NOW   AVAILABLE ON DROPBOX – SEND EMAIL AND WE WILL SEND YOU THE LINK.

AND IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD: SEND FOR THE SEPTEMBER RYDA CD ALBUM

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE CD ALBUM ABOUT ‘DREAM STEALERS’ WHICH CONTAINS THREE INTERVIEWS WITH  RECOVER YOUR DREAM MINISTRIES FOUNDER TOM LOVETT, BY NEIL JOHNSON OF VISION CHRISTIAN RADIO.

ALL RYDA ALBUMS ARE PRODUCED WITH WORSHIP MUSIC AND A PRAYERS

A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD PRODUCTION AND MAILING COSTS WOULD BE WELCOME Contact:  ryda@iinet.net.au

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ON VISION RADIO 3rd April – ‘Guarding your dream’
Tom Lovett from “Recover Your Dream Ministries” talks about “GUARDING” the dream that God may have given you in an avenue of leadership within your local church and what happens when leaders of church ministries, lose their way, and no longer function in their gifting. Host: Neil Johnson Guest: Tom Lovett
MIRACLES IN SINGAPORE – News from Matthew Gordon from Blackheath, March 2013:
“Here is just a little something from the Kingdom Invasion conference that I found. If you go to the website, www.kingdominvasion.sg there are many testimonies, videos and a few right-ups about what happened.   That is much as I could find but here is what I thought and experienced at the   conference, you can use it if you like. “I went to one night of the Kingdom Invasion conference in Singapore and experienced Gods healing power right before my eyes. Not only seeing hundreds of people coming forward to give there lives to Christ but just seeing people with sicknesses or injuries getting up with great strength was just amazing. All it takes is to step out in faith and really believe that anything is possible in God and it will be done. God is just so powerful and he is moving across this world in amazing ways. The   conference gave me strength to walk by faith in all I do because nothing is   impossible for God. “I hope that helps a bit that’s about as much as I can say. Matt.”

FEEDBACK Here’s one about the February and March 2013 newsletters from a lady at church on Sunday, this is the gist of what she said to me:  “I really appreciate your latest two newsletters…. the Prophecies are inspiring and stirred me – I tend to slacken off and get lazy and I need stirring up…Thanks for doing that.” Here’s another one, received in an email this morning from South Africa, from Stella, a retired business college teacher  and librarian:  “Hello Tom! I have just finished reading your newsletter and enjoyed it thoroughly! I definitely would like to remain on your mailing list, as I am always so glad to get word from you, in whatever form. I am looking forward to the “to be continued” part!  Warm and sincere greetings, Stella” Helen attended the first Recover Your Dream gathering at Merroo, Kurrajong, in January 2004. She has been connected to the RYD network ever since.  She wrote: “Dear Tom, bless you for your faithfulness! I enjoyed the prophesies – hadn’t seen the Kathie Walters one before.  Great work. – Helen”

“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:19,20 KJV

Mount Victoria House of Prayer, Inc. Prayers Bible Readings with Lyre music Enquiries: Barbara’s phone: 01 4787 5085

Healing Prayers Using the Healing Rooms principles and manuals. Enquiries: Tom’s mobile: 0408 167 963

Weekly Devotions … Have moved from Lutanda Conference Centre, Mt. Victoria, to ‘Tom’s Cabin’ in Mt Victoria, and are held at around 5 p.m.  Fridaays, Enquiries: 0408 167 963, Email: mvhp@iinet.net.au - Post: PO Box 100, Mt Victoria NSW 2786

TEACHING DAYS IN MOUNT VICTORIA, NSW:  Recover Your Dream Australia and Mount Victoria House of Prayer hold Teaching Days, in Tom’s Cabin, 14-16 Matlock St., Mt. Victoria.  Enquireis: 0408 167 963, Email: ryda@iinet.net.au

 

TEACHING DAYS IN ENGLAND  Roy Godwin to lead teaching day in Westminster Chapel in London. London          Saturday 9th July 2011 10.30am – 5.30pm Days of prayer, worship and inspiring teaching around the themes of prayer, mission and blessing – with Roy Godwin, author of The Grace Outpouring and Director of The Ffald-y-Brenin Trust.Join us to discover the small but powerful acts of worship, prayer and blessing that will transform your life and help bring the Kingdom of God to your locality. Subjects covered will include: • His Kingdom Come – Is the Gospel bigger than you thought! • Blessing – a missing link in mission • Changing the spiritual environment where you live • Greater spiritual authority • Transformational mission • Latest news from the move of God at Ffald-y-Brenin For more information or to book your tickets visit: www.agraceoutpouring.com

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