AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER

NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING

1        NEW FACEBOOK PAGE 

We have just launched a brand new Facebook Page.  We encourage you to start posting, sharing and adding comments. You can find it at www.facebook.com/nationaldayofthanksgiving . Invite your friends to do the same.  The more usage the site has the more people will know about NDoT and how to participate.  

 

2        DUNCAN ARMSTRONG NEW AMBASSADOR OF NDOT 

Olympic Gold Medal Swimming Champion, Duncan Armstrong is our Ambassador and you can hear an interview with him on the NDoT website http://www.thanksgiving.org.au/   

 

3        YOUTUBE 

A number of NDoT promo videos are available on YouTube.  Here are the links:

 

Focus Video 2014

A promotional video highlighting the concept and the focus for 2014.  (1:47 minutes) 

http://youtu.be/Jo1nWJnWEIw   

 

Dare to Imagine 

Hear the heart of one church that has captured the vision of Australia’s National Day of Thanksgiving.  (2:53 minutes) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeuCq4-2xy8   

 

Gosford Festival Report 

A video report on the Thanksgiving Day Festival held in Kibble Park Gosford. (1:55 minutes) 

http://youtu.be/hehcfpes1jM   

 

About the Day 

A short video about how the day started.  An excellent clip to give you a better understanding about our National Day.  (2:58 minutes)  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui1Fo1_0W0A   

 

The Erina Story 

A video on how one church on the Central Coast of NSW made a difference in their community on our National Thanksgiving Day.   (4 minutes) 

http://youtu.be/cSdwtKKGeFM

 

The Townsville Story 

An inspiring story of how the combined churches of Townsville said Thank You to their indigenous community.    (2:22 minutes)  

http://youtu.be/OAu8aXIX8kc   

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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LAST MINUTE IDEAS ON HOW TO CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING

The National Day of Thanksgiving is a day of celebration of our Christian heritage and of the Christian values that have made our nation great. It is a day when we thank God for all that He has given us as a nation and thank each other for the selfless contribution different people have made to our lives or that of our communities. It is a day when Christians across our nation are invited to become the hands and feet of Jesus by doing acts of kindness to others, especially those who are not as well off as we ourselves may be. More than 1500 communities are expected to participate in the National Day of Thanksgiving celebrations, in so doing engaging with an estimated 250,000 people across the country. 

If you haven’t yet made any arrangements to celebrate the Day, it’s not too late. Why not consider undertaking a simple act of kindness towards someone who has been a blessing to you over the past 12 months. Even taking someone for a cup of coffee to show your love and appreciation could have quite an impact on their lives. Don’t forget, saying THANK YOU opens doors nothing else can. 

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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TELL US YOUR THANKSGIVING DAY STORIES AND SEND US YOUR PHOTO’S AND VIDEO FOOTAGE

Each year we gather together material that could be used in promoting next year’s National Day of Thanksgiving. We encourage you to take photos and send us your best three or four along with a brief story. In taking photo’s please endeavour to ensure that viewers of them can visually identify them as a National Day of Thanksgiving event.  Please send them to info@thanksgiving.org.auIf you have a video camera and can capture your Thanksgiving Day events, please mail us the footage addressed to Mr R J Burman PO Box 365 Seven Hills NSW 1730. 

We would also love to receive a written report of your event that we can share with others.  Please send them through to us at info@thanksgiving.org.au  Your stories are important because they allow us to tell other people about some of the creative and successful ways our National Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR GENERAL NOW ON WEBSITE

The official statement from our new Governor General has been received and added to our website at www.thanksgiving.org.au/statements/#3

Source: Australian Prayer Network

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