David Rowsome

About David Rowsome

Born in Toronto in 1953, David attended the Royal Military College of Canada and graduated with a bachelor in chemical engineering. After ten years in the Canadian Armed Forces, David retired as a Captain and went to work in Papua New Guinea as a volunteer government engineer.

There he met and married Marilyn, an Australian missionary Bible teacher. Together, they served as missionaries at the Christian Leaders’ Training College, an interdenominational Bible College serving the churches of the South Pacific Islands. David was the Dean of Distance Theological Education. In this role, David and Marilyn wrote several Theological Education by Extension courses.

During their twenty-five years in Papua New Guinea they developed a passion for prayer, revival and missions supported by sound Biblical teaching. After returning to Australia, David served as a full-time volunteer prayer coordinator and writer with the Canberra Declaration and a member of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting organising team.

David and Marilyn have three daughters, all born in Papua New Guinea, and eight grandchildren all born in Australia. David became an Australian citizen in 2007 and enjoys playing hymns on the bagpipes.
14 07, 2021

Whales and the Image of God

By |2021-07-14T12:39:07+10:00July 14th, 2021|Faith|1 Comment

Save the Whales! The history of whaling in the twentieth century is the depletion of one species after another. Beginning in 1928, for example, the whaling industry killed about 330,000 blue whales, until only an estimated 600 were left in 1963. In its heyday, whaling ...read more

28 06, 2021

Martyrs and the Image of God

By |2021-06-25T11:16:55+10:00June 28th, 2021|Faith, Good Books|0 Comments

Heroes of the Faith We live in an evil world filled with suffering, even for believers. On 15 February, 2015 twenty-one young Egyptian men were executed for their faith on a lonely beach in Libya. Each had been kidnapped in separate incidents in the previous ...read more

8 06, 2021

Civility and the Image of God

By |2021-06-07T08:15:58+10:00June 8th, 2021|Faith, Good Books|0 Comments

Lack of Civility on Centre-Stage Due to social media storms and loud protests, four venues in Melbourne cancelled their bookings for a World Congress of Families event in 2014. Many state and federal MPs also pulled out. A spokesperson for the Coalition to Beat Back ...read more

2 06, 2021

Work and the Image of God

By |2021-05-26T11:25:38+10:00June 2nd, 2021|Faith|0 Comments

Our Working Lives From sun-up to sun-down, 81-year old Queensland wheat farmer John Larsen works and takes care of his 240 hectares of land. He and his wife Audrey have lived there since they were married in 1962. There they raised four children. He ploughs ...read more

28 05, 2021

Dementia and the Image of God

By |2021-05-25T15:29:59+10:00May 28th, 2021|Faith, Good Books, Life|0 Comments

Seen as a Living Death Dementia is a progressive terminal illness which affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. It is caused by a wide range of physical diseases of the brain including Alzheimer’s. Most people with dementia are older, but dementia ...read more

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