Sunday, April 26, 2009

ANZAC Day in Palmerston - Lest we Forget

ANZAC Day in Palmerston was an amazing day. 700 hundred or so turned up for the Dawn Service and about 500 for the 10am reflection service.
Jo and I had the privelege to chat with many leaders in Palmerston and the top end, including the Mayor Robert Macleod (below) and the opposition leader in the Territory - Terry Mills.
I had to take a picture of these guys (below). I called them the William Booth brothers.
What was most amazing for me, was the opportunity I had to be the 'Padre' for both ANZAC Day services. I was able to pray with the people gathered, read Scripture and recite the Lord's Prayer. I spoke about 2 Corinthians 5, where it says about being reconciled to God through Christ. I said, "we pray that we would be reconciled to each other, but my prayer is that ultimately people would be reconciled to God through Christ..."
I've never preached to 1,200 people in one day!
More importantly, we prayed and honoured those that have gone before; those who have fought to protect Australian soil. God bless them each. Lest we forget.

1 comment:

  1. Petey! Good stuff preaching to thousands of people! Your next step is start writing books to sell once theyve heard you!lol give me a call sometime, ive lost all my mobile numbers!


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