One of the ladies who was a regular in our Church was Norma Hosking. She was such a faithful Christian lady and when she moved from her home into an Aged Care Facility on Magill Road, I wondered how she would cope! She had never married and she had lost her father and brother many years prior. She cared for her mum and when she left she felt the loss of family but our Church at Hampstead was her family. I felt sorry for her the day she moved in to the Home with a few of us carrying her humble possessions into her compact room. This facility was specifically for ex nurses and Norma was very excited as she saw this as an opportunity for ministry. She prayed for opportunities to witness of her love for Jesus and eventually she ran a Bible Study for other residents. Her faith in a powerful God was a wonderful witness to us all. She was so excited about those who came along and showed an interest in following Jesus. Norma died several years ago now, but her example is still remembered by many in our Church today. She was a lady of faith and prayer. The Apostle Paul was a man of faith and prayer.
He said to the Church in Ephesus…
“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power
toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:16-23, ESV.