Farewell Pastor Hal Oxley

 

Pastor Hal Oxley from Marita’s home church, Life Ministry Centre, passed away recently.

Marita has written a beautiful commentary on his impact on her life and how he has guided her in establishing and running Amari.

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(From Marita) I read the news this morning of Ps Oxley entering his eternal rest, as I watched Jaz, Fausta and Jeremy rush off to the school hall, Bibles in hand, ready for church. The drums were beating, our Senior 1 students singing, and outside the birds were chirping. Amari Community Development Organisation is here today, directly as a result of the influence of Ps Oxley on my own life and the lives of those who founded Amari. We grew up under his teaching and church leadership. I was both student and teacher at Oxley Christian College, the school he founded in Melbourne, Australia, and our school heavily draws on that experience. I have been inspired by his sense of vision and purpose, and his dogged determination to hang onto God and Biblical principles during both the good times and the tough. I have been enthralled by his stories about life in the Army, life in business, life in the church, and, of course, the principles gleaned from those experiences! Throughout the ten years we have been operating, Ps Oxley and his wife Jill have been a tremendous encouragement personally, and amazing examples of wisdom and love going hand in hand. As well as offering sound advice and listening ears, they have sponsored children, contributed regularly to our medical fund, and put up their hand to help with crisis care emergencies. What a legacy! A life well lived, and a hero of the faith to whom God is saying, 'Well done, good and faithful servant' – – #Amari #amaricdo #Buliisa #Uganda #ugandalove #ugandaschool #inspiration #godlymentor #eternalrest

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