G’day fella’s

I trust you have all been well?

What’s been happening with you over the lockdown?

I am on a bit of land, so the work never finished…and of course, my wife has a list a mile long 🙂

I have included a few video clips (see below) for you to listen to while locked away. You might find some comfort and encouragement out of them. You will find some familiar, as you have helped me sing them at men’s group a few times.

We’re thinking of you guys, so keep your spirits up during this time, as it only takes a little bit of negativity to sink us for a week.

God bless and looking forward to my next trip across Bass Strait!

Ian….

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NT7uLeD_0Zk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=prT-QiZ3cbs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vb3I3Tm3Sk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r59Cnvas92w

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e352OJ0w2io

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LGWDhOMRyw

Hi fella’s

I’ve left a short message for you all in these times of isolation. I know a bit about isolation having spent a lot my working life on ships in the Navy. Yes, besides counselling I was in the Navy for years.

Anyhow, hopefully, it looks like we might see some restrictions being lifted in the next few days or weeks, so hang in there and stay productive and chilled.

I’m writing a book during the lockdown, what are you doing? I can’t tell you what it’s about until it’s finished. That keeps the mystery going 🙂

By the way. Sorry, I look a bit pale in the video, but I had to reduce its size so I could send it to Niv!!

https://youtu.be/RyInfm9GY0Q

God bless and hope to see you again soon…

Bruce Challoner

 

 

 

 

Hi fella’s

How are you all going since our last post? I hope you are all keeping well.

Lot’s of people are enjoying the best veggie gardens they’ve ever had, and so many people now are going for walks around the suburbs, it’s like we’ve gone back in time. Families are re-inventing ways to get together as a family. Lot’s are using Zoom or Skype to communicate. Our family had a few old dry bushes and small sticks laying around from a clean-up, so what did we do?

Well, we made a fire-pit and sat around watching the flames for a couple of hours, just talking and laughing. It was great fun and something we don’t do often enough.

The good looking bloke above, Dr Ian Traill, a missionary in China for many years, has now returned to Australia and settled in Portland, Victoria. He has been busy renovating his house and showing us his multiple skillsets.  Ian has spoken at MSM several times over the years and was also one of Australia’s greatest Powerlifters in the ’80s.

Here, he just gives us encouragement about what to do if we are bored or feeling a little bit useless at home at the moment.

Check out his 1-minute video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nzwx9Yx36w

Cheers

Niv

 

Hi Guys,

Baz here, Men’s Support Mission lead guitarist.

I thought I would post this short video of my identical cousin who is over from Malta, and what he is doing to make his toilet paper go further!

See link: https://youtu.be/RieUXvyWtyw

Also, I hope you are keeping your head above water during this crisis. I’m praying for you all!

Hi fella’s

I hope all things are going well for you during this time of lockdown.

Having been in prison, I have experience in this 🙂

Below is a YouTube link from me, just to encourage you at this time.

please click the link below, and stay safe and keep productive. If you have run out of things to do, read an uplifting book to keep your spirits up, or even type out your life story or do a few pages from an interesting part of your life. You’ll be surprised what you come up with!!

Also, check out the BLOG page, as I have added some interesting reading material

God bless

Niv

https://youtu.be/NKCpT0mrlvA

 

Hi fella’s

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, we are postponing the Men’s Support Mission meetings for two months from Tuesday 17th March 2020 or until further notice.  If you need help or have a question, please ring one of the Leadership team or email us via the Contact form on our website.

Meanwhile, you can read the interesting info on our Blog Page. This will be updated with pertinent articles regularly.

Thanks

Nick and the Leadership Team

PLEASE NOTE: For Coronavirus COVID-19 information, please click on the Victorian DHHS website link here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 

Theme: “Take The First Step To Beating Depression”

Speaker: Mark Bateman

   
Mark Bateman is the National Director of Rapid Response Ministries. Hubby to Barby, Dad to John, Tasman, Tracey & Denae. Mark Bateman is the son of a Minister; he grew up with his family in South Australia, where his father ministering to our indigenous Australians. He has over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, critical incident/disaster response, suicide negotiation and he founded and pastored several Churches in South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. Mark is a Chaplain to Motorsports at Phillip Island, Sandown International Raceway, Winton, Avalon and Rolling Thunder Speedway. He is also a “Rev-Head”: Knows and loves his cars.

Time: 7.30 pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight”

2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping all others)

Thank you….. and looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Men’s Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889 Please make a note with your deposit “Donation”. 

 

Theme: “From Boy to Man

Speaker: Rob Meates

   
Rob Meates is a consultant in personal and group development, specialising in experiential learning for high performance, and running courses in Bush Navigation and Survival. Rob spent 21 years in the Australian Army Reserve, mostly as a member of a Special Forces unit, rising to the rank of Captain. His AAR skills included parachuting, small craft handling, canoeing, abseiling, survival skills, underwater demolitions, unarmed combat and bushcraft. Rob managed the Sabeto Valley Life Skills Centre in Fiji and has spoken in seminars in Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar and India. Currently Rob and his wife Ann are involved in the VCC Emergencies Ministry, helping out with the recent bushfires in Gippsland, and facilitating with Family Foundations International (Australia).

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Time: 7.30pm Refreshments FIRST, then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow)

And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping all others)

Thank you….. and looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Mens Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889 Please make a note with your deposit “Donation”, include your “Name” if you want.

 

We’re Baaaaack…… First Meeting for 2020

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……….. Sausage Sizzle ……….. Bring a mate night. 

             Where: 8-10 Electra St Williamstown Time: 7.30 pm  (Refreshments FIRST then the Discussion/Sharing/Message – will follow) Speaker:  Ian Campbell

Theme: “What will 2020 look like for you?

Ian Campbell is a carpenter and missionary, who has spoken and sung several times at MSM, and held mini-concerts in prisons. Over the years, Ian has also been on mission trips to Nicaragua, China, and Thailand, as well as several trips to Haiti where he and his wife Lee, have been able to assist in school houses getting built and organised finance for uniforms for children.

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And don’t forget the Our Popular Segments….

1) “Better to get it off your chest – Before you NICK-off tonight” 2) “If ya CAN, bring a CAN” (A can of food that is. This goes towards helping all others)

Thank you….. and looking forward to seeing you there.

Donations to help the group: Any amount is helpful! Account Name: Mens Support Mission: Commonwealth Bank. BSB No: 06 3765 Account No: 1078 6889

Please make a note with your deposit “Donation”, include your “Name”.

 

OUR FINAL  MEETING

(Final for 2019) Time:   7.00pm

PLEASE NOTE:

This will be a joint venture with the Ladies Fellowship.

Therefore, Ladies and Families are invited to this event.

Date: TUESDAY 26th November 2019  Christmas Break-up BBQ

Where: 8-10 Electra St Williamstown 

Time:   7.00pm  Time:   7.00pm  (BBQ FIRST – Then the Music & Reflection – will follow)

 

Cost For BBQ:  $10 per head   (Please see Nick/Sophie or one of the Leadership Team if this is a problem)
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU PLACE YOUR BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT ASAP 

Speaker: Niv Neyland 
Theme:  “2019 – What It Meant For Me”  

Niv is a Safety Consultant by profession. He is a former member of the Prison Fellowship State Council;  

Inaugural Chair of Friends of Dismas church for prison ex-inmates; Secretary of Men’s Support Mission; 

A former prison inmate; and has facilitated courses in two maximum security prisons. 

Niv is also a recent kidney transplant recipient.

Niv and his wife Heather, live happily in Sydenham Victoria. (Sadly, Niv is a Collingwood fan!!)