Saturday, July 5, 2008

Paul Moulds

a Biblical thought...
Fathers, don't exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master. (Eph 6:4)

a Book thought...
An effective leader must step back, look at the big picture, and make sure the important things are not pushed out of the way by the urgent needs of the moment. (p17 Blanchard)
a Dave thought...
At 'marching as to war' yesterday the afternoon session was set aside for Captain Paul Moulds to share about youth homelessness. This was a very informative time and it was very moving to hear the stories behind the young people we see in the movie. It was also a great initiative by the division to invite social workers from across all sectors in Western Australia which resulted in over 200 being present.

Chatting with Paul over dinner it was great to hear the impact the Oasis movie has had across the country. 1.2 million viewers watched the movie on April 10 and over 8 million came across the stories and statistics that week through the print media and breakfast shows. With our Red Shield Appeal donations up considerably I have no doubt it had a direct relation to the real stories and amazing work communicated to the public through this powerful documentary. Last night though was even more incredible as Paul shared his testimony and to hear how the SA & God have just been in his life every step of the way. I'm sure God will continue to use this humble man who has an incredible heart to reach the lost, the last and the least.

Just a thought.

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