Good News Update 225  - 29 September  2017

'Battle for Marriage' Fundraising a Success!

A BIG THANK YOU to 539 donors who contributed to the 'Battle for Marriage' Matching-Funds Appeal over the last week. Yes, you more than matched the $45,000 put up by our gracious Canberra Declaration helpers. 
In fact over twice that amount was given! You are all amazing!

So today it was a joy, as a member organisation of the  Coalition for Marriage , for us to pass on $40,000 to the Coalition for Marriage to fight the battle for marriage on behalf of the Canberra Declaration community!  This certainly has exceeded our expectations. We would all agree t hey are doing an excellent job in their IT'S OK TO SAY NO Campaign .   
We are in awe of your enthusiastic support for the Canberra Declaration
as together we pray and make a stand for marriage as stated in the Marriage Act:  "...the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life"

It is our joy to say a BIG THANK YOU to the Canberra Declaration community in this short video.

More good news is that thousands are signing up to receive the daily devotions for the month of Prayer & Fasting for Marriage & Families from 1st to 31st October 2017.

Please watch this warm welcome to take part by Bishop Michael Kennedy.
Click the beautiful wedding scene or this link

The words of Jesus make it very clear what true marriage is. He said, "Have you not read, that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said 'For this reason a man shall leave his mother and father and the two shall become one flesh'?  So they are no longer two but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate" (Matthew 19:4-6).

If you would like to receive the daily devotions for the month of October and haven't signed up yet, please -

When you sign up, you will gain free access to three e-books.  

Through the daily devotions, you will meet many of Australia's most notable Christian leaders and several key indigenous Christian leaders. You will be inspired and encouraged as together we pray for marriage and family.  
Our Daily Prayer Points for October will be 
  • A Miracle for Marriage
  • Truth to be Exposed
  • A Spirit of Repentance in the Church
  • Revival and Transformation in our Nation  
We also invite you to join with us in our National ZOOM Webroom which will operate three times a day  for our one hour.  These prayer calls will go daily for the full 31 days of October.

ZOOM Conferencing is an interactive video prayer meeting! The hourly sessions will occur at  7AM 1PM and 8PM  Eastern Australian Daylight Time (Sydney time).  Come for one session or come for more.

7 AM
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12.30 PM
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To register and get log-in details, please go to

Paul says in Galatians 6:9, "let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up".  For as Paul wrote later in his life, in  1 Timothy 6:12, we need to  "fight the good fight of the faith ".

Yours for Marriage and Family, especially our children and future generations,

Warwick Marsh & David Rowsome
Canberra Declaration 
Warwick: phone 0418 225 212
David: phone 07 34220969