Reader of the Week: David Armstrong

Reader of the Week David Armstrong. Picture: Gary Warrick
Reader of the Week David Armstrong. Picture: Gary Warrick

​We chat to David Armstrong of St Marys.

Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Willy Dumas (an Aboriginal pastor), Jack Hanes (pastor, Imaginations Church) and John Maxwell (leadership guru).

The best advice I ever received was: From my pastor, saying to keep looking for people who carry the presence of God.

The most amazing thing I've done: Ran in three countries — China, Serbia and Latvia — in three weeks.

If I was down to my last $10 I would spent it on: Chips from St Marys takeaway.

My greatest fear is: Not doing God's will.

If I could have a super power it would be: To help cut Aboriginal unemployment and incarceration to zero.

My favourite phrase: Going the second, third and fourth mile.

My hidden talent: Loving seeing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders really empowered in leadership.

If I could travel back in time, I would love to meet: Nelson Mandela.

The one thing I will never throw out: My Bible.

True love is . . . Sharing.

My last meal would be: A freshly cooked Chiko roll.

I'm always being asked: "What do you do?"

My most embarrassing moment: Welcoming the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to a meeting with a standing ovation when he wasn't there.

My first car was: Mazda 1300 buz box. 

Wierdest thing in my glovebox: Chewing gum.

My biggest fashion faux pas was: Wearing a shirt to church back-to-front and inside out.

I wish I hadn’t: Crashed my computer.

My earliest memory  is: Getting nappies for mum’s hand when she cut it with the reefing hook.

On my bedside table is:  A stapler, my utmost for his highest devotional Oswald Chambers and a latch for my guitar case.

People say I look like: Moses, when I grow a beard!

A movie I think everyone should  see: Passion of the Christ, Rabbit Proof Fence.

In the future… The choir will grow to 150, reviving the Darug language and gain a few more friends for heaven.

Favourite book as a child: The Bible.

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