Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Cliff Breeze

As a leader of The Salvation Army in Australia, it has been my distinct privilege and honour to meet and value Cliff Breeze. He has been a leading force in our Red Shield appeal for over 16 years and has been an active member of The Salvation Army Advisory Board for more than 15 years.

At each meeting, he would appear with his famous smile and positive demeanour that we all found encouraging. He demonstrated a grace of character in the process of the agenda, especially when he found it necessary to ask the hard questions, that need to be asked these critical meetings.

Before he moved quickly to another commitment on that same day, he always made sure to give that affirming word to assure us we were on the right track and that he was with us.

I’m given to understand that in a single-handed manner, established the property committee of our Advisory Board. As Lt. Colonel Brian Hood tells it, not only did Cliff organise the group, he personally recruited each member including the chairman. Once set up, Cliff moved on to the next opportunity.

Perhaps that is where we will find Cliff today. Finished with his frame, which served him well all these years, he has moved on to the next opportunity … heaven.

Once there, he would be in the healthy company of many loved ones who have gone on before. The Bible teaches that Jesus has prepared a place for all of us there.

Psalm 1:3 "He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jim thanks for acknowledging Cliff. There are many more like Cliff who quietly go about their work for TSA adding value beyond what the Army could ever afford. More importantly it is God honouring for TSA to acknowledge and appreciate the relationships they have with people like Cliff. Thanks for doing this Jim.