Coming from as far west as Denial Bay, Port Lincoln in the south and Cowell in the east, Lutheran women gathered at Christ Lutheran Church, Wudinna on March 4 for their annual Eyre Peninsula Zone Rally.
The theme of the rally was Salt and Light in the World.
Following Divine Service led by Cummins Pastor Peter Klemm the women were interested to hear from guest speaker Harry Wightman from Angel Flight.
Mr Wightman is a commercial pilot flying all over the world but his greatest satisfaction comes from flying his own little plane ferrying patients from outlying areas to health appointments in major centres.
Getting to talk to passengers and hearing their stories is something he does not get to do in his every day work.
Angel Flight started in 2003 and has about 3300 volunteer pilots and 4400 volunteer drivers who meet the planes and take patients to their appointments and back to the airport.
Angel Flight relies on donations with 15 per cent going to administration and 85 per cent spent on fuel.
After lunch, Wudinna Area School pastoral care worker Carol Cummings spoke on her role in the school, which she has held for 11 years.
A video was shown highlighting the work of pastoral care workers and the value staff and students place on the people in the role.
Mrs Cumminsg encouraged everyone to pray for all children as many of the things they were being bombarded with or were witnessing, were not beneficial to their lives, leaving some of them confused, angry and on the wrong path in life.
Afternoon Bible study was taken by Pastor Klemm who got everyone immersed in their Bibles and discussing the role of salt and light in their lives as planned by God.
Too much or too little salt or light brings health troubles but the right amount is healthy; so it is with the salt and light God speaks of.
Christians are the salt and light of God, called to preserve God’s Word and share it with others.
Lutheran Women South Australia/Northern Territory president Grace Kroehn brought everyone up to date on what was happening at state level.
Two offerings were taken up with the morning offering going to support Meri Wok Trening Skuls in Papua New Guinea, where women are learning to become strong Christian leaders in their community. The afternoon offering will go to support Lutheran Community Care.
The 2018 Zone Project will be Crossways Lutheran School at Ceduna’s Early Learning Centre and the Cowell Guild issued an invitation for the 2019 rally to be held at Cowell Lutheran Church.
Following prayer and the Benediction by Pastor Klemm, afternoon tea was served before everyone headed home.