ezine: April 12, 2004
Subject for ezine:
The Good Fight, no.17
Father Dave's Newsletter No.17
||Fathers Dave's Monthly
PLUS 10 FREE EBOOKS TO BE WON IN THIS
Australian kickboxing legend, Alex
||How to use the Internet
to halve your monthly mobile phone
||We review Mel Gibson's
movie, "The Passion of the
||Dave packs his bags for
the big trip to
view from my corner|
Well, here I am preparing to make the big trip
to Israel to see my old friend Morde Vanunu after
18 years. Will I recognise him? Will
the years in prison have aged him to the point
where he bears no resemblance to the young man I
once knew? Will we be able to relax with
each other - laugh and share together like old
times? Will he get out of Israel alive?
Itís all rather
painful and confusing for me at the moment.
Thankfully today I clarified one rather important
point of confusion. I realised that Iím
actually leaving on Tuesday 13th April, not
Wednesday 14th as Iíd thought. Luckily
someone urged me to actually look at the tickets
which were somewhere under a pile of papers on my
desk and, sure enough ...
Iíll be over there a
full two weeks. So many of my friends have
expressed an interest in what is happening during
that time that my plan is to send out a brief
update every few days. If you get sick of
hearing from me, just delete these emails.
You could write and complain of course, but it may
be a while before I respond.
will have my wonderful 14-year-old daughter,
Veronica, looking after my emails while Iím away,
and she should be able to forward things to
me. So feel free to try and message me with
anything significant (but save complaints till I
Thank you for the
support you have shown me in this trip. Your
prayers and your warm wishes have been much
appreciated.If youíd like to give financial
support, thereís no need to make a donation.Just
take advantage of some of the offers outlined at
the bottom of this page.
my apologies if the newsletter looks a bit short
I guess I donít need to
explain why. One thing I have done is to
update the Morde material, and have included a
scanned copy of his most recent letter to
me. I think it is the most encouraging
letter from him that I have ever received.
to read it.
do hope that my website is continuing to offer a
useful service to you as you attempt to Fight
the Good Fight from your own corner of the
globe. Fresh suggestions as to how I can
improve this ministry are always welcome.
the Lord bless you and keep you until next we
Yours in the Good
|Computer Tip - Mobile calls via the
OK guys, I'd heard about it before but I
really didn't think it would work very well.
All of a sudden I'm a devotee!
What am I talking about? Making your
mobile/cellphone calls via the Internet!
First let me tell you what this system does NOT
- You don't need a new phone.
- You don't need to change your phone number.
- You don't need to change the plan you're on
if it suits you.
- You don't have to be near a computer to use
- You don't have to pay more than 5 cents per
30 second period for a call to anybody, anywhere
in the world!
Interested? The company I've hooked up
with is called 1CellNet.com.
It took me about two hours to set the whole system
up and unfortunately their documentation, while
adequate, should really be much more
Even so, the results were well worth the
effort, and I should now be contactable by my
family while in Israel at this ridiculously cheap
rate. Indeed, that's one of the great things
about the system - you can sign up multiple
phones to the one account, and the whole
family can benefit.
The other thing about 1CellNet.com that
some of you guys might well be attracted to is
that it's all been set up in a 'binary' structure
(or some term like that) such that, if your
mates get involed, you get enormous
kickbacks. So if some of you guys do decide
to sign up, do mention 'fatherdave' as your
referer/sponsor, and we'll both benefit from the
And if you are interested in pursuing this but
still have some questions, my friend Michelle, who
was the one who got me involved, has said that
she'll happily field everybody's questions until I
get back. Michelle can be contacted via
email. Click here
. Don't forget to mention to her that Father
Dave sent you.
And if you do sign up, feel free to invest 20
cents on a call to me in Israel. Ange or
Veronica will forward you the number if you ask
for it, and I'll be very glad to hear a friendly
The man who will not be
You know the story of
Morde Vanunu and how he told the world about
Israel's hidden weapons of mass
destruction. Recent CIA figures, based on
Morde's revelations, estimate that Israel has
between 200 and 400 nuclear warheads ready to be
For a free copy of
Morde's "Letters from Solitary" ebook
(selling for AUD $34.95) send
me an email, telling me the name of the
secret weapons factory. First ten correct
answers win a copy of the
|Sermon of the month|
This month, in place of my regular
sermon, I thought I'd offer you my reflection on
Mel Gibson's recent movie, The Passion of the
I'm sure that everything that could
be said about the movie has already been said
about it by now, and I'm not looking to make any
innovative new points.
It is my belief though that The
Passion of the Christ is the best thing
that's ever been done with celluloid
This reflection has now been
published in a number of slightly different
versions - in our local paper, our church
newsletter, and read out over ABC radio on
Good Friday evenng. Click here to
read it for yourself.
What should I
"Sex, the Ring
|'Lord of the
|'A Time to
|I got it right
click here to
have your say
then click any menu option
& scroll to bottom of
Fight Tip of the month:
interview with Alex
This is the first in a
four-part series of interviews I did with
Australian kickboxing legend, Alex Tui.
Alex was Australia's first World
Kickboxing Champion - winning the Junior
Middleweight Title from Kash 'the Flash' Gill back
in .... Alex is also a champion human
I first got to know Alex when I
started training at the Mundine Gym in Redfern,
quite a few years back now.
This gym is situated in the
roughest street in one of the roughest suburbs of
inner-city Sydney. Alex not only runs the
gym. He lives in the middle of the
Despite being Tongan by birth, Alex
functions down there as one of the local
Aboriginal elders, and his wife Lani works at the
local housing co-op. They are an amazing
couple who do an amazing work in one of the
toughest areas of Sydney.
My interview here though centres on
I focus on three
* What was your physical fitness
* How did you prepare mentally for
* What techniques did you find most
I'm working from my
that to be a
great fighter, you
only need three things
good technique, a good
body, and a good
Click the pic to go to the
Alex & me in the