Tabor & Eastern Alumni Brunch

Friends and stories both old and new

With smiles of recognition and the warmth that accompanies all Eastern events, Eastern’s Alumni Brunch saw a group of enthusiastic past graduates come together to reconnect with each other and to celebrate the growth and changes the College has seen over the past few years. Many of those who attended the brunch graduated when Eastern was known as Tabor College and staff had the opportunity to show the alumni the new building. 

As a delicious brunch was shared and enjoyed, we were blessed to hear from Vice-Principal of Eastern, Angelo Cettolin, Executive Principal of MST and Eastern, Tim Meyers and Scott Morrison – a graduate of Tabor who now serves as a missionary in Thailand. Each talk was unique and brought wisdom and encouragement in different ways.   

Angelo shared a reflection of Timothy Keller’s book ‘Every Good Endeavour’ and J.R.R Tolkien’s story about a man named ‘Niggle’ and his lifelong work to complete a painting of a tree. Angelo encouraged us all that ‘there really is a tree’, there really is a God, and every good endeavour matters when we are pursuing God’s call.

Tim followed with a reassuring message for graduates, that trying new things and being uncertain about the future is okay. He shared some personal life experiences , following different paths, including his passion for flying and attempting to discover his purpose. Tim shared that while the things he has done might look extensive and impressive on a resume, they were all done with the desire to find his identity and understand where God was calling him to be.

Scott spoke about the work he and his wife are involved in with unreached people groups in Thailand. He used his story to challenge all those present to consider God’s call for all believers to share His love with the nations.

Finally, Eastern presented the very first Alumni of the Year Award to Peter Lusk. Peter is a graduate of the Diploma of Ministry and was recognised for his passion and devotion to serve God through various roles and in particular, his current position as CEO of Southern Cross Kids Camps.

It was extremely encouraging to hear from Peter, Scott and other graduates about their pleasant memories with us at Tabor and Eastern and how their time with us has equipped them in their work and post-study endeavours.

We are incredibly proud of the work of our graduates and want to support them in helping them to respond to the unique vocations God has called them to.

If you have a story about a Tabor/Eastern graduate that you believe would encourage others and should be shared, please contact Grace Lok glok@eastern.edu.au

Comments

  1. Thank you Grace for sharing what is happening.

    Mission is what we do where we are and that can change in form and substance. It is interesting where God leads. A few years ago I had a pancreatic episode and ended up in a hospital in Clayton for five and half weeks and was near death a number of times. While I was recovering a young man was admitted to my ward he had been in a car accident. the young man was scared angry and had to have a guard / psychiatric nurse with him all the time because he was prone to violence. I was able to spend time with him and talk about my faith and what God is doing in my life and how God saved my life. Unbeknown to me the guard / nurse overheard our conversations and began to change is outlook on life.
    I heard recently that the man I talked with spent five months in Hospital during that time asked to see the chaplain and was baptized in the hospital chapel.

    The Lord can take a bad situation and turn it into an opportunity for his work and for his glory, demonstrating his saving power, all we need to be is open to the leading of his Holy Spirit.

    Note where I live makes it difficult to get to breakfasts.

    God bless you and all the people who are with you.
    Darrell

    1. Hi Darrell,

      Thank you for reading and for sharing your thoughts and your experience, I hope that you are well now.

      Praise God, for He is good and His ways are higher than ours.

      Blessings,

      Grace

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *