9 April 2003: ENDEAVOUR FORUM’S  24th BIRTHDAY  DINNER,  7 pm  at  St.  Michael’s Hall,  2 Victory Blvde,  Ashburton, Vic. 3147.  Guest Speaker:  The Hon. Kevin Andrews  MP,   Minister for   Ageing.  Topic:   “Health of a Nation”.    Dinner Chairman:  Mr. David Perrin, National President, Australian Family Association.  A prayer for Australia  will be said by Miss Lucy De Summa,  Endeavour Forum Inc.  Grace will be said by Rev.  Fr.  Des  Byrne.    The vote of thanks will be given by Mrs. Jenny  Stokes,  Salt Shakers.  $25 per head.  Everyone welcome, bring your friends.  RSVP essential:  Mrs. Prue Oldham, Ph: 9583 6835 or Mrs. Margaret Butts, 9589 5039.  Book early to avoid disappointment.  Please send cheques to Mrs. P.  Oldham, 79 Church St., Beaumaris, Vic. 3193


Charles Francis, AM, RFD, QC

   We congratulate Charles Francis QC,  honorary legal adviser to Endeavour Forum, who     was made a   Member  of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours on 26th January 2003.  Charles Francis,  who already has a Reserve Forces Decoration (RFD)  received his AM   for  "service to the law, particularly as a contributor to the process of legal and administrative reform, and to the community by facilitating public access to the legal system".   Charles  has given selflessly of his time  in  advising and acting for  pro-lifers praying outside  abortion clinics.   He has acted for several Christian schools, and for women injured by abortion.  The settlements he achieved for women suffering psychological  trauma  and for the failure  of  abortionists to  warn them of their increased risk of breast cancer  are believed to be the first legal cases of this kind in the world.    Charles has had a distinguished career at the Bar, and has spoken in Australia, the UK, USA,  Prague, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand on issues of  Human Rights and  United Nations  Treaties.    



Gen. .2 -24.  “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife.  They shall become as one flesh".    Heb.  13.4.  “Marriage should be honoured by all and the marriage bed be kept pure”.  Prov.  18..22.  “Who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord”. 

Prov.  22.6. “Train a child in the  way he should go and  when he is old he will not  depart from it”. 

Heavenly Father, Your Word teaches  us that you designed marriage for our happiness and the rearing of  children to know Your Word and experience Your love.  We pray, Heavenly Father, that the forces in society that seek to destroy Christian marriage, the foundation of our society will be defeated.  We ask in Jesus’ Name, Amen.