It has been a busy few months in God’s Way organisation since the last update. With a new year almost upon us it is a good opportunity to review some (not all) of the projects and events that have happened this year.
Firstly God’s Way Ltd thanks all its donors and gift givers large and small. Every contribution is greatly appreciated and contributes to company running costs, projects and activities that are designed, created and implemented by God’s Way Ltd members and volunteers.
So what has been happening in God’s Way organisation?
God’s Way Ltd Annual General Meeting (AGM)
God’s Way Ltd held it’s Annual General Meeting on the 23rd of November 2018.
God’s Way Ltd Directors
By unanimous vote of all members the following directors were re-elected:
- Mary Magdalene (Mary Luck)
- Catherine Spence
- Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins
Jesus continues to mentor, contribute and has a large input in advising and educating the directors on issues of Love and Truth for which all the directors are immensely grateful.
The God’s Way Ltd Annual Report and Financial Report will be posted shortly (in a separate post).
God’s Way Ltd Project updates
Information Sharing Project
This year God’s Way Ltd Information Sharing Branch started the Information sharing project (for more detailed information press link here). One of God’s Way Ltd’s main objectives is to document and share God’s Way in action with the world, the purpose of this project is to meet this objective by documenting and sharing information about the programmes and projects and what is happening in the organisation with the world (you) on a regular basis.
You may have noticed that there have been more posts and updates over the last few months. The frequency of information shared waxes and wanes depending on how busy the Information Sharing Project editors are with other activities and commitments, but they are endeavoring to share information as rapidly as possible.
The project is led and mentored by Jesus and Mary, with Mary managing the team and editing every submission. Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins is second editor and Kate Eckersall is technical editor, programmer, and posts and formats the submission on the God’s Way Ltd website that get shared with the world.
Every two weeks members and volunteers submit photos and text about a God’s Way Ltd project they have been involved in. The submission is saved, edited, (returned to submitter if modifications are needed, then resubmitted), and then posted for public viewing.
There is a lot of learning happening on for all members and volunteers from collecting, sorting data and editing data to publishing the information.
Environment Project Updates
Firstly thank you to Jesus for his vision, direction, management and expertise in all God’s Way Ltd projects. Jesus has been the driving force behind the environmental and construction projects that God’s Way Ltd has underway.
The Environment Branch Terrace Project at the Function Learning Centre, has one section complete (press link for more detailed information). Thank you to Jesus for the vision, direction and management of the project and to the volunteers who have learned how to drive a bulldozer and gifted their time to implement Jesus’ design.
The first section of the terrace project is now complete including having been seeded with a variety of native Australian seeds. There has been some rain in November and December and the terraces are holding water and the seeds are already beginning to sprout.
Some of the terraces are holding water so well that seed cannot be planted because the terraces are under water. These terraces will be seeded with plants that like lots of moisture.
The site feels completely different since the terraces have been constructed and it is exciting to see the positive results of the project almost immediately. The rain has come in a timely manner. There is a lot more terracing to complete on the property which will steadily be undertaken over the next years.
Photos of the site before the Terrace Project began, marking out and planning, during the project and project completed are below.
Thank you to the following members and volunteers for their time in implementing the environment and construction projects, Jesus, David Walsh (Corny), Tristan Miller, Jadda Jessop, Peter Lytton-Hitchins & Amaia Ruiz. Thank you to Wayne Shaw for helping with heavy machinery maintenance.
The Environment Branch Seed Project began this year with some members and volunteers researching and gathering data on native Australian seeds and finding suppliers with large variety of seed species to use in God’s Way Ltd Environmental Projects.
Thank you to Jesus and Mary for leading and managing this team, Catherine Spence for liaising and instructing the volunteers, Kate Eckersall for helping with the spreadsheet and to the members and volunteers who have gifted their time to the project.
Environment Learning Centre Road Maintenance Project
God’s Way Ltd hired a tractor with a mulcher attachment to do some road maintenance at the Environment Learning Centre in November. The attachment mulches the saplings and tree stumps on site leaving the mulch behind as ground cover which is beneficial to the earth as it decomposes creating topsoil and food for various plants and creatures.
This was a fast and effective method to clear a fire break around the Enviornment Learning Centre Caretakers house and clean up some road ways for vehicle access on the property.
Construction Project Updates
New Building Materials Project
The construction team have been working on new materials experiments. This has involved making test bricks using basalt and various other materials. The purpose of this project is to find building materials to use for God’s Way Ltd construction projects in the future.
Function Learning Centre Caretakers Renovation
Under Jesus’ planning and management, members and volunteers have been working on renovating the Function Learning Centre Caretakers house. The work is still underway and will be completed in 2019.
Volunteer Selection Project 2019 Preparation
God’s Way Ltd members and volunteers are organising the logistics for the next Volunteer Selection Project that will run from April to May 2019. There are modifications happening at private individuals homes in order to accommodate participants in the such as Kitchen facilities being set up and living spaces created. More information about the Volunteer Selection Project can be found at this link, (or by searching Volunteer Selection Project in the search bar on this website).
The project is running for 14 days over a five week period (one week (5 days) on and one week off which mirrors the God’s Way Ltd current work weeks). There are over 30 participants who have signed up with approximately half coming from overseas. God’s Way Ltd members and volunteers are looking forward to meeting participants and being involved in the Volunteer Selection Project.
There are other projects that are happening in God’s Way Ltd and more information about these can be found in the November 2018 Annual Report (once it is published) and more information will be published in 2019 also.
Once again thank you to members, volunteers and private individuals who gift time, effort, energy, resources and finances to God’s Way organisation. Thank you also to the members and volunteers who took the photos contained in this post.
The directors of God’s Way Ltd wish all readers a happy new year and are looking forward to sharing more with you in 2019.