Mostly preached in Australia after leaving the old country. He would have been among the earlier ones. Name is on the 1905 list.
I take any criticism and personal attacks from Joanna as proof that I am doing the right thing. As long as she is badmouthing what I write, then I know I am doing the right thing. I hope I never see the day when she agrees with what I post. THAT would scare the heck out of me.
Post by CherieKropp on Apr 5, 2018 10:35:22 GMT -5
1904, JULY: The first two Workers to arrive in Australia were John Hardie, an engineer from Kilsyth, Scotland, age 33, and his companion Alex (Sandy) Alexander, age 28. Both men entered the work in 1900. A misfortune paved their way to Australia. Someone maliciously burned down a portable wooden hall John was using for a Mission, and the County's payment for damages paid their fare to Australia. They arrived in Melbourne, VIC, on July 24, 1904, aboard the SS Medic, and were the very first two Workers to set foot on Australian soil.
After John Hardie and Sandy Alexander arrived in Australia in 1904, they held a tent Mission at Oakleigh , with no response. Sandy left John at this time. According to one Account: "Around 1904–05, John Hardie and another Worker went to Australia. They lived in a tent where they used one half of the tent for their living quarters and the other half for Meetings. One day a big storm came and totally ripped their tent to shreds. They then spread newspapers on the ground and slept on them. One day the elder Worker [John Hardie] woke to find his companion gone with all their money."
After two hard months in Australia, on Sept. 24, 1904, John travelled to Wellington, NZ, to the home of his Irish friend, Tom Hastings, who with his wife Emily, had immigrated from Ire. in 1901. Possibly, John held some Gospel Meetings there and some may have professed. Little is known about John's activities for the next year. A little over a year later, in Nov. 1905, John and Sandy turned up together and helped Maggie McDougall and Frances Hodgins in a Mission at Hutt, near Wellington. It is not known how Sandy and John came together again or where either spent the previous 14 months. There was good response in the Hutt Mission, but there was strong Brethren opposition, and Sandy was influenced to leave the Work and preach for the Brethren.
In March 1907, John Hardie and Dick McClure travelled from NZ to Sydney, Aust. and pioneered NSW. John Hardie was the NSW Head Worker from 1907 to 1961, or for 54 years, the longest held oversight in Australia. He was THE senior Worker over ALL Australia until his death on April 26, 1961, aged 90. He is buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW (Independent General Section K, No. 1475). Dick McClure left the work in 1913, married and had 5 children. Reportedly John Hardie did not speak to him again until shortly before John died.
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ipsedixit: more: the bible doesn't factor. Call the police by all means!
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wally: you've nothing of value to add to any conversation, so really, go back to sleep you might actually start to think better after doing so than your doing right now...
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more: Wally, what would you do to a man who claims to be a servant of God but beats children without cause? What does the Bible say to do?
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wally: Christ is my light thank you. go back to sleep it suits you...
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more: Love you still Wally. You cannot hide from the love of God. Why search for truth in the darkness?
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wally: i see the nap didn't help...oh well your on your own...
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more: Show me my error Wally. Show me the love of God. Don't hold a grudge.
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wally: your interpretation of events and scripture is a bit off, maybe you need a nap?
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more: You've gone the full hypocrisy circle now Wally. You must be tired. Your advice contradicts your other understanding the beam in the eye
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wally: i think you should focus on that house built on the sand that you have made rather than others walk with God...just sayin'
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more: 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth...moot point. The apostle John trumps you.
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