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Meet Captain Ellen Farrell



1. What is your current appointment and what do you find most satisfying about it?

I am currently serving at Richmond Corps in Victoria. I love building relationships with people and sharing faith together. I also love visiting people and getting to know them more deeply. I’ve recently started a walking prayer group where we also share our stories and recall God’s grace.

 

2. Away from the appointment – if that’s possible! – what do you do to relax or unwind?

I enjoy bushwalking, sewing and baking.

 

3. What’s a favourite Christian song, and why do you like it?

I like Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me because the words show God’s incomparable love for us. The song reminds me that my life is tightly connected with God, who leads me to overcome everything in life. It reminds me Jesus is my hope and that everything belongs to God including my whole life. One day he will take me back to the home he has prepared for me.

 

4. If you could have a good talk with a biblical character apart from Jesus, who would it be and what would you talk about?

Peter. Because why did he – who was brave, strong and loyal to Jesus – cut off his relationship and deny him in the blink of an eye? What made him undergo such a big change? I want to pray a prayer of repentance and confession with Peter.

 

5. If you were talking to a group of Salvationists and they asked if you recommended officership or not, what would you say?

Officership is a great way to share the gospel and bring good news to so many different people. You can grow further with God and follow Jesus closely. You can bring so much love, hope and joy to people. You really can be part of building God’s kingdom and building community.

 

Interview by Major Mal Davies

 

 

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