A journey into the mind and life of someone with a passion to get the story of Jesus recorded in every language.
My name is Richard, and I would like to invite you to journey with me as I look at Global Recordings Network (GRN) from my hopefully unique perspective.
I've always loved to mess with recording stuff and being technically minded I've been keen on GRN since I was at Bible college, when two of the field workers came to our Missionary seminar. What a mind blower! For me anyway.
Doing God's work and getting to play with electronic stuff as well! That's my kind of life.
Things didn't work out for me to join straight away. I had to wait a few years for that to happen. Twenty five years is just a few years isn't it?
In the mean time I worked in the Department of Agriculture (not quite technical but hey it's a job). Traveled overseas for six months on a Christian community study tour with my bible college mate (still not technical but very educational). Helped to pastor a church. Got married, had children and ran children's programs (don't let anyone ever tell you that this is not a technical job, it just doesn't have anything to do with electronics and recording).
In the mean time I was doing an Associate Diploma in Electronics that eventually lead to a job in Telstra, the major telecommunications company in Australia. I guess that counts as technical. But I still wasn't doing any mission work.
When I received my redundancy from Telstra, that made it time to join Language Recordings (an earlier name of GRN). When I say joined, I mean officially. I had been in contact as a supported for all those years since I left Bible college.
I am now the Victorian representative of GRN and loving it.
Well that's me. I have lots of stories to tell and I hope you will want to hear them and perhaps comment.