Shirley Mainstone

Schools—primary and secondary—filled my ‘working’ life. For seven wonderful years I was Travelling Secretary for Inter School Christian Fellowship (NSW), organising school groups and camps. I maintain contact with friends—many serving God overseas. Now retired, I enjoy representing patients on Committees at SJOG Hospital, Bendigo, and writing letters to local newspapers on issues of social justice.

Disciple-making ministry tip: Don't count sheep!

  • Shirley Mainstone
  • 10 August 2015

Many older people—and some younger ones too—have difficulty sleeping right through the night, spending hours or minutes trying to go to sleep. Many years ago, I was discussing insomnia with Dr Paul White, the famous “Jungle Doctor”. He stated, “If I can’t sleep, I don’t count sheep, I talk to the Shepherd.” The idea fascinated me, as a very frustrating time could then be used for something worthwhile.

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