Subject for ezine:
Partners in the Good Fight
Father Dave's Partner's Ezine
in the Good Fight
one man dreams, it is just a dream, but when we all dream together,
is the beginning of a new reality.
Dom Helder Camara
Well, the time is almost upon us! I am now officially 50 years old, and it's time for me to take my shot at breaking the world record for the greatest number of continuous rounds of boxing!
In truth, breaking the official record should not be too difficult, as the Guiness Book of World Records only recognises a record of 25 rounds. There is an unofficial record though of 111 rounds. I'll be attempting 120, and so hope to break them both.
The date of the big event is April 1st, which is both April Fools Day and Palm Sunday - coincidence or Providence?
We'll be starting at midday and, if I complete the 120 rounds, we'll wrap up at 8pm. There is no charge for coming along to watch, though you will be encouraged to make a donation to the Youth Centre while you're there.
The other great news is that we're already well on our way to reaching our target of raising $10,000 for our Youth Centre. Indeed, I'm hopeful that this fundraiser will exceeed all expectations and allow us to do some really creative things for our young people in the year to come!
So please join us on April 1st - in the ring or in the audience - and if you can't be there in person, boxing or cheering, we'll try to have a live video-cast of the whole event so that you can still be a part of it all. And either way, you are welcome to make a donation through the Holy Trinity Website. Receipts are available on request.
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This Month's Free 'How to' Videos
Once again we have a couple of brand new 'How to' videos that hopefully will be as helpful as they are awesome. This month we cover a handy eBay query that follows on from lasts months 'win last minute auctions' (available here) as well as a feature on YouTube that many of you may not have known existed.
As is our pattern, the first video can be freely downloaded by everybody and shared around, and the other is a private video, available only to members of www.fighting-fathers.com.
Click on the buttons or text links above to access the videos. This will open a new window where you'll have the choice to watch the video now or download it to your computer for later viewing. Everyone should be able to access the first video. If you try access the 'members only' video it may ask you for a username and password.
I hope you find both of these helpful and would be grateful for your feedback. And remember, if you're not yet a member at www.fighting-fathers.com you can click here to sign up a a one-month free trial.
Virtual Pulpit: Before I was a Muslim I was a Christian!
Before you get too concerned, be assured that the above sermon title is a quote from something a friend said to me.
Having said that, I've been accused of secretly being a Muslim numerous times. This doesn't bother me at all. Indeed, if the label 'Christian' is nothing more than a badge that expresses loyalty to a particular tribe, I don't want the label!
I certainly don't think our Lord Jesus ever wanted to give his followers a religious branding that would distance them from sisters and brothers who didn't share their faith! As Bishop Tutu reminded us recently, "God is not a Christian!"
Having said all that, this sermon isn't really about racism or religious bigotry. It's about the Biblical concept of covenant, and about how God's covenant with Noah
affirms the love of God for all people, regardless of race or religion. Perhaps that means it is about racism and religious bigotry? I'll let you be the judge.
To read the sermon click here, or you can download the audio version for later listening from the member site, or just click the button below to listen now.
Video of the Month: Father Dave on Channel 7's Sunrise
It's been truly gratifying to get such good publicity for our fundraiser. First we found ourselves on the front cover of the local paper. Then a surprsie mention on Fox Sports, and then Sunrise called to line up this segment.
I'm happy to say too that Sunrise have committed themselves to being with us on April 1st and covering the event. I haven't heard back yet from Kochie (the male host) as to whether he's willing to get in the ring with me, but I remain hopeful!
OK fighter, it's time to wind up this edition of The Good Fight, but (as per usual) I've saved a special suprise for the chosen few who actually read the ezine right through to the end!
For the last 15 months I've been working on a special eCourse, entitled "How 2 Change the World". This course is my attempt to pass on everything I know about how to make an impact on the world.
I don't want to say too much more about the course at this stage, except that only 30 chosen people have been given access to it thus far, and it will still be another month before we're ready to open it up to the general public.
Having said that, I am willing to allow a few more people into the course before the official opening. The only thing I ask in return is that you give me some feedback once you've completed the course, and a testimonial if you enjoy it.
Would you like special access to my "How 2 Change the World" course? Email me. I'm not going to make the signup page public at this stage, but I will send you the details if you ask (nicely). Email me if you're interested.
That's it for today.
May the Lord bless and strengthen you until next we meet.