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About Helen

Favorite Books

  • Francine Rivers – Trilogy: Sin Eater, Scarlet Thread, Leotta’s Garden
  • Corrie ten Boom – The Hiding Place
  • Nicky Cruz – Run Baby Run
  • The Five Love Languages
  • Gary Chapman – The Five Love Languages

Favorite Hymns/Songs

  • And can it be – Charles Wesley
  • Trust and Obey – JH Sammis
  • God will make a way – Don Moen
  • In Christ Alone – Stuart Townend
  • You raise me up – Josh Groban

Favorite Bible Verses

  • Proverbs 3:5-7
  • Galatians 5:22-25

Favorite Food

Veal Scallopini, Roast, Cream sponge

Best Holidays

The Holy Land, Italy, Tasmania

Favorite Color

Pink

Things I love to do

Scrapbooking, Gardening, Watching old classic movies

My Passions

  • My family
  • Happy Marriages
  • Seeing people come to know Jesus

Favourite Quotes

Scars remind us of where we’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where we’re going - Criminal Minds

Some Background

Forgiven, redeemed, set free to serve Jesus her King, Helen, married to Wally for 54 years, has five children (one deceased), 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Helen’s childhood was marredby sadness and insecurity. Growing up with siblings much older than her she felt insignificant and didn’t feel connected to her family which left her feeling unloved. School was not a happy experience, and as she grew happiness and success seemed to elude her.

Her childhood years were spent in the country town of Drouin. When she was 10 years old the family moved to a farm in Springvale North. Her rebellious teenage years resulted in a pregnancy and the adoption of that child. Pregnant again, she married her beloved Wally. Helen’s father built them a home on a block of land, part of the family farm which had been sold for subdivision. They lived there for 47 years.

Helen trained as an Office Clerk and worked as a Receptionist. She also worked for a time in Sales.

In 1976, at the age of 32, Helen became a Christian. This led to growth and maturity in many areas of her life, and leadership in the church. In 1993 she was inducted as Associate Pastor of Doveton Baptist Church.

In 1988 Helen was reunited with the daughter she relinquished at birth.

In 2007 Helen and Wally retired to a place where the suburbs meet the country, close to the Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. It is an area rich in vineyards and magnificent mountainous scenery. Helen attends a local Vineyard Church and leads a Home group where they study KYB (Know Your Bible). Loving this time of preparation and study in the Word, it brings her to a place of worship and awe for God’s great love for His people and the relevance of his Word for today.


John Pirrotta 2013