Recently aifc student Terry Lynch sent such a lovely email thanking aifc staff member David Watkins, that we attained permission to share it with all of you. David is a Godly man wearing many hats at aifc employed as our Under-graduate Program Coordinator in Sydney and in Canberra as our National Partnerships Manager. The email goes as follows: Dear David, I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking break from study next year and looking to commence the graduate diploma year with aifc in 2019. While I would like to continue, the prayerful response I get from God is that I am being invited to take a year to consolidate what I have learnt and spend more time with my wife in helping her continue her health journey. This further means that I am going down to a four-day working week at school next year as well. I also wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your input, patience and encouragement this past year. I have found who you are and the way you have shared your heart for God and helping others to be quite refreshing and it has helped build hope in my world for continuing to walk with God. It’s heartening to know that there are examples of more mature men who love God that I can look to emulate. Thank you. Hopefully I will still see you around aifc at some point, May you find more and more of God, Blessings, Terry Source Permission attained from Terry Lynch aifc Student. Where to Get Help Talk to your doctor and see a mental health professional. Visit CCAA to search for a Christian counsellor near you. Visit ACA to search for a counsellor near you. Free 24/7 Counselling Services Lifeline on 13 11 14 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 Headspace on 1800 650 890 Studying at aifc Have you thought about counselling? It’s a great opportunity to learn how you can extend God’s love and grace to the hurting out in the community. For those who would like to enrol in aifc’s accredited Christian counselling courses we have two intakes per year for courses commencing around the following months: At The beginning of each year in February. Mid-Year courses commence in July. Enrolment season opens 2-3 months prior our courses commencing. Enquire now and fill out the form with your details to receive course information by email. Enrol online here during our enrolment season. Those living overseas can study aifc’s courses via our Distance Based Program. The International Student Program, enables those with a student visa to Study On Campus in Sydney. Note: A Master of Counselling course will be commencing in 2018. Contact aifc Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm with your enquiries on 6242 5111 or toll free on 1300 721 397 Share this Facebook Twitter Pinterest Where to get help 24/7 Helplines Lifeline: 13 11 14 Kids Helplines: 1800 551 800 Mensline: 1300 789 978 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 Headspace: 1800 650 890 Talk to your doctor and see a mental health professional. Visit CCAA to search for a Christian counsellor near you.