Angus Buchan on the Meaning of Life
Back cover description: "I really hope that you will enjoy this series on the meaning of life. I've had the privilege of sharing these messages all throughout South Africa. When you find the meaning of your life, then peace,...
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"I really hope that you will enjoy this series on the meaning of life. I've had the privilege of sharing these messages all throughout South Africa. When you find the meaning of your life, then peace, joy, happiness, purpose and vision automatically take over. So may God bless you as you learn to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." - Angus Buchan.
This DVD includes three life-changing messages on The Meaning of Life by Angus Buchan.
Total duration: 1:10:24.
Part 1 - What is the meaning of life? In this first episode, Angus starts off in Joshua 24 and shares a valuable combination of life lessons and stories from his own experiences, as well as from other believers. Angus shares how he once thought that the meaning of life would come from owning his own farm and being a successful farmer.
Part 2 - In this episode, Angus continues discussing the meaning of life. God has given us the ability to make choices and the meaning of life starts to become clear when we make decisions. People can endure a tremendous amount of suffering if they have meaning in their life. Without meaning people give up.
Part 3 - In this inspiring episode, Angus addresses the tensions being experienced in the world today. We all live in the real world, and that is why we need to have the peace of the Lord in our lives. Angus shares about one of the biggest lessons that he had to learn when he was farming in the early days.
In 1976, political upheaval in Zambia forced hard-driving Angus Buchan (born 1947, Rhodesia) to sell-up his farm for a pittance and relocate with his family to South Africa. Angus' funds were so low that he couldn't afford a farm with a house on it, but with typical determination he settled on a piece of land in KwaZulu Natal and set about raising crops and livestock.
In 1977, Angus startled those who knew him with his sudden conversion to Christianity, and in 1979 he and his wife Jill committed their lives fully to Christ during a service at Greytown Methodist Church.
In his best-selling autobiography, Faith Like Potatoes, published in 1998, Angus recounts how he learned to trust that God was at work building something substantial even if he couldn't see it, much in the way a potato grows underground, out of sight. In 2006 the book was made into a film, which went on to become a huge success in South Africa and worldwide.
In 1980, the Lord gave Angus and Jill a clear vision very simply and clearly through His Word:
The Great Commission - Mark 16:15
Caring for Orphans and Widows - James 1:27
Equipping Saints for the Work of Ministry - Matthew 28:20.
This was the inspiration for Shalom Ministries, which has grown from an evangelistic outreach in Angus' own community to an Africa-wide concern. Without any formal higher education or theological training, Angus followed God's call and conducted his first preaching campaign in 1990 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal. In the years since, Angus' reputation has grown to the extent that he now fills stadiums across the African continent.
Since 1995, Shalom Ministries has administered a home for AIDS orphans and a farm-school in Angus' home district of Greytown. Also, between 2003 and 2010 Shalom ran seven annual 'Mighty Men' Conferences - outdoor worship camp-outs for men and boys that grew from 40 attendees at the start to over 200,000, and have proven to be highly influential. Angus' evangelistic and worship events have been recorded live, bringing his distinctive down-to-earth teaching style to a worldwide audience. He also presents a twice-weekly Christian television program 'Grassroots', filmed mostly on his farm.
Despite the demands of his ministry as a full-time evangelist, Angus remains a man who values quiet times with God and maintains a simple, no frills lifestyle on his farm, which is now run by his two sons Andrew and Fergus. Angus and his wife Jill also have three daughters Robyn, Jilly, and Lindi.