Wendy has two grown sons and seven grandchildren.
She has always enjoyed painting, writing, cake decorating, gardening, sewing and cooking. However, she delights most of all in creation and feels closest to God when in the bush, especially where there is water flowing.
In the late 1970’s to early 1980’s, she and her husband encouraged younger people who lived with them; opening their hearts and family lives to them in order to stabilize their lives and lead them to Christ Jesus.
Besides teaching Sunday School, Religious Instructions and being a Girls Brigade Lieutenant; her Church ministry involved mainly one to one as she shared in the delight of praying with and for others whenever it was needed. It has been her joy to speak at ladies’ programs and do devotions in fellowship groups as the LORD has led her. She enjoyed teaching Bible Study groups and encouraging others to learn the Scriptures. This continues today in the form of teaching English by using the Bible.
In 2001, Wendy began a women’s ministry in her local Church. As part of this work for the ladies’ program she started to write a newsletter to help them take memories of the afternoon home with them. It grew incredibly, and eventually others joined her in this task in 2004. The format was changed into a magazine, named “The Heart of a Woman Inc. As the Editor, she delighted in teaching the art of Christian living through fictional stories and poems. To her amazement, God grew it to such a degree that it was classed as one of the largest Australian Christian Woman’s Magazines. Through stories, Scripture teaching, recipes, testimonies etc 3.000 people hungered for their next copy. All who received this beautifully and professionally printed magazine sent out across Australia and to missionaries still keep and fondly remember the work she and her team produced.
After her husband went to be with the Lord, Wendy at last accomplished her dream of going to Bible College. She achieved a Diploma of Christian Studies; however, was disappointed not to be able to continue due to ill health. Her great love of God’s Word though has not stopped the studying. She has spent time studying Hebrew with the Israel University and is now studying some on-line courses with Ariel Ministries.
It is her belief that in these last days, this and prayer, which is an extremely important part of her life, is of utmost importance to each and every Christian.