THE STORIES BEHIND THE FACES OF The Twenty-16 Colour Invitation

MEG

Tell us about yourself!
I have been married to Peter for 42 years. Together we have two daughters, and five grandbabies.

What are you the most proud of?
I am proud of my daughters because they are strong, faith-filled women who love God with a passion to serve Him with exuberance and abandon. They are also fabulous mothers and wives.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about my husband – he’s my ‘silver fox.’

Any hobbies?
I play golf for fun and enjoy painting as well – although I haven’t done a painting for about a century!

What’s one lesson you’ve learned that you think women reading this would benefit from?
I have learned that you’re never too old or too young to step into your gifting and calling. Those gifts make room for you if you’re delighting yourself in Him – Psalm 37:4

What do you love about Colour?
I adore serving at Colour. It’s an honour to serve the women that travel from within Australia and across the globe. We [the Sisterhood] are so well fed and I am excited that each woman at Colour gets to step into who God created her to be. Seeing them catch God’s vision and plan for their lives is so rewarding. 

Who is Jesus to you?
I am in love with Jesus – He is my life, my saviour and my champion. I am strong in Him despite my own weaknesses. He rules!!!

Meg's Salvation Story

I spent day after day in Zimbabwe questioning, “will my husband come home this time or will I become a young widow?” We spent seven years in a civil war, with my husband Pete being conscripted into the army every 12 weeks for 6 weeks at a time. It was excruciatingly painful and heart stopping. I lived in constant fear with a sense of false bravado pretending I was strong – how wrong I was! I was scared.

Pete’s conversations with his Army pastor filtered down to me through the bush telegraph. It made sense to me and my need for a hero, a Saviour. I remember kneeling in my lounge room asking God for forgiveness and inviting Jesus into my heart; not only to save me but also to bring healing and deliverance. It was the best decision I have ever made and I have never looked back.

During this time, my friend John and I worked as mobile agency tellers with our local bank servicing the light industry section of town. He was running late one day and because his shift kicked off earlier than mine, the bank switched our duties. When I arrived back at the office after that morning’s banking hours, I discovered John had been shot and killed!!!

Oh my goodness… the horror and realisation that that should have been me!!! I later learned that John had already met Jesus years before and was a Christian… I was definitely NOT at the time. So at the end of my days I look forward to thanking not only Jesus for life in abundance but John as well – salvation in stereo is how I like to put it.

In hindsight, I now see the presence and unconditional love of God having always being there in the murky shadows of my life. I am still wild and fierce today, however, I instead stand in the gap for others declaring freedom and liberty through intercession – which is my passion and calling.