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Jane Gibb

Jane and her husband Steve ministered at Trinity Baptist Church in Cairns, Australia for fourteen years before moving to serve as missionaries in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Jane has a bachelor of education. Jane is active in ministry in Vanuatu as well as being a busy mother of six.


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    Joy H.

    When I was growing up, reading the Bible in unison or responsively was part of every service. It was common even until the 1990’s, and it was great because it encouraged everyone to bring their Bible, it got into our brains better through the eyes AND the ears, the loud words were hard to ignore, and it created unity.

    I think it fell off as people started carrying different versions, but it would be good to start up again, for sure!

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    And with the ease of data projectors and printing copies, there’s no reason why we couldn’t go back to that helpful practice. Great suggestion!

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    Let’s do it… more Bible reading at VIC (or whatever we call ourselves!).

    We could even forgo the sermon once a month and have a readathon with preparation beforehand.

    I too found the Briefing article compelling. Well worth reading for anyone. You can buy the e-version here for $5 (


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