Chapman Family Ministry News January 2013

Chapman Family Ministry News. January. 2013. ‘Musicianaries’ Serving in Music, Teaching and Performing Arts in Australia, South Pacific and Beyond. E: Ph. +61430 382 488 Web: Facebook: Andy n Sharny Chapman

Pic: Georgia, Josiah, Sharny, Andy, & Asher Chapman Tribe at a friends wedding on the Sunshine Coast January 2013

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!! I know that’s old, but this news is late! “For the Sake of the Kingdom”

“Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!” “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” Luke 18:28, 29. We have moved house and country again.. left ‘Home’ to come ‘Home’. But as

seems always true…It’s harder coming back.

Sharny pointed out the other day that we had done this twice in the last 3 years. For the Kingdom’s sake we had left Home (Australia) for Vanuatu to serve with CCSV schools. We left ‘all of the above’ (except wife!) And when we came back, we left Home again ; so many friends, many of whom we consider brothers and sisters, daughters and sons, our Pango Beach shack, and lots of our possessions given away or sold cheap as, and of course ‘Island life style’ that we grew to love. We arrived back in ‘Oz’ a day before Christmas. Pic: Port Vila CCS staff, students and I get down n dirty installing our own school traffic signs. Dec. 2012.

The Lord really blessed us in Vanuatu, in every way. With rewarding mission and ministry adventures with Community Christian Schools Vanuatu, music and speaking opportunities in villages and other Islands, and even financially through Sharny’s teaching job. (Also for Georgia and Asher’s tafe courses and Josiah’s Jazz course.) And So.. it was SO WORTH it for the sake of His Kingdom. And we are so richer in Faith, Hope and Love because of it, Just as Jesus said.

We finished our 3yrs in Vanuatu well, confident that Principal Joseph and Deputy Baxton will lead the school well into future. We are so thankful for the opportunity to serve with CCSV and to Jonathan, Ps Steve and Helen Blake for entrusting us with steering the school in the beginning. We will stay in contact with and promote the ministry of Community Christian Schools Vanuatu ( ) and Liberty for the Nations (, wherever we go. We have learnt so many valuable life and faith lessons from our experiences and people in Vanuatu. And we really miss our Vanuatu friends and the country.

Pic: Sharny, Georgia, and I with friends Willie & Annie Charlie and family Tongoa Is. Vanuatu. December 2012.

So… 2013! Now we want to excite Christians to missions in these last days before Jesus return and Go where He sends us to make disciples for Him, by singing and sharing, teaching and preaching, wherever and whenever we can. Where? Pubs, Clubs, (mostly open mic nights which

Dear friends and family,we love and opens up great conversations with locals), Festivals (Christian & secular. We love being in the world but not of it. Salt and Light for Jesus) Outreaches (especially open air ones), Churches (especially combined events), Youth groups and events, Fellowships, even BBQ’s, in cities, towns, villages. Australia, South Pacific, Rest of the world!

“Sing to the Lord for He has done wonderful things. Make known His praise around the world!” Isaiah 12:5

Pic: I loved my old Fender Guitar, but I love Graeme Manses my first disciple (YWAM 2008) more! Enjoy it mate! Port Vila airport Dec. 2012.

PraisePoints: *PraiseGodfor25yearsofwonderfuladventurousmarriagewithSharnytheloveofmylife, and strong love and commitment for the next 50!

Pic: “Presenting Andrew & Sharndra Chapman” with Alan & Peggy Gourlay (Sharny’s folks) And Keith and Loraine Chapman (Andy’s folks) St. Andrews Uniting Church, Nambour. 9 January 1988.

* Praise God for provision of a fully furnished house right next door to my parents on the Sunshine Coast at reduced rate! (Thanks Keith and Yvonne Downes!) Our folks even stocked the fridge and cupboards! Thanks folks! * Praise Him. So good to see Josiah, Asher involved in ministry at their local churches.

* The workers and work of CCSV (particularly staff wages), and LFTN in Vanuatu and beyond. Contact if you’d like to sponsor a staff member & keep CCSV schools running.

*Asher finishing his EP with Jordan Grace. *Study and part time employment for Georgia. And employment for Asher and Josiah.

*Andy full time ministry (music, teaching/preaching) in Australia, South Pacific Islands and beyond, and suitable flexible part time work and recording his EP with Jordan.

* Ministry trips to Northern NSW and Newcastle . Late Feb/March. Vanuatu in July. Regional Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. More Open Doors opportunities to minister His Love in Song, Word and Deed in Australia and beyond.

* Provision for the vision.. New acoustic steel string guitar and road case. Music gear. (We left most of our music gear in Vanuatu.) Ministry Vehicle.

If you would like to have Andy Chapman and Tribe for a concert or to sing/share/teach or preach at your next event or service please contact us on the above email or phone. Until next time… The Lord loves you heaps. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.

God’s speed. Andy, Sharny and Chapman Tribe.

Pics: Andy with new Principal Joseph and Deputy Baxton and families, Port Vila Dec. 2012..

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