Geoff Baskett turns 100 in 2015

This is exciting news, especially for those with PNG connections.  Geoff Baskett celebrates his 100th birthday this year on 6 November 2015 🙂

Geoff served in many roles in PNG for 56 years. He is author of the much loved hymn Islands and Mountains which is also the name of his biography

Geoff Baskett in 2008 We last visited him in Port Macquarie in 2008.  He moved to a retirement village in 2009. Recently we wrote a post A Booklet to Honour 100 Years of Anzac. It was fitting that David dedicated this latest edition of his booklet Up the Track with JESUS – Reflections on Kokoda to him. You can send your well wishes to him for his birthday to this address.

Mr Geoffrey Baskett
Bethany ACF
2-6 Gray Street
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
AUSTRALIA

About David & Marilyn Rowsome

We are missionaries to Australia through the Canberra Declaration under the umbrella of Australian Heart Ministries.
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13 Responses to Geoff Baskett turns 100 in 2015

  1. Edward says:

    Happy 100th to Geoff Baskett! Have traveled through parts of New Guinea on two occasions now. Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of “Islands and Mountains”? Copies are hard to find here in the U.S.

    Edward

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  2. Kalesita (Tupou) Taumoepeau says:

    Dear David and Marilyn – please convey our love and best wishes to dear Uncle Geoff (old family friend from the 9 years Mum and Dad served with the Cassowary United Church in Lae, Morobe, Province in Papua New Guinea) on the advent of his 100th birthday from the Tupou family from Tonga – Rev Tava Tupou (our late mother ‘Ana) and their children, Kalesita, Samuel, Paul, Nane, David and Peter…

    We continue to stand in Awe and marvel at God’s love and providence… With much love and prayers… and hearts of THANKSGIVING. Sita.

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  3. Jerry Daniels says:

    Wow! Congratulations on turning 100 come 6th November and all praise to God. You certainly have seen a lot of changes. A complete full life I say. You will be glad to hear that the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea is soon to launch Christian Radio, Voice of the Gospel on 89.1FM.

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    • Thanks Jerry. We will get this message to Geoff. What a great birthday gift for him to know this.

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    • Geoff Baskett as asked me to send this greeting to all that sent Birthday Greetings….
      I work at Bethany Aged Care facility and had the pleasure of participating in his celebrations .
      Margaret-Anne Young

      ” Thank you very much for all your cards and letters and for joining me in the celebration of my 100th birthday. With love and fondest greetings, Yours sincerely Geoff Baskett.”

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  4. Ireire Olewale says:

    Thank you Mr Baskett , thinking of your songs as we celebrate 40 years of Independence next week. We will sing them loud and proud!

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    • Margaret-Anne Young says:

      Geoff Baskett as asked me to send this greeting to all that sent Birthday Greetings….
      I work at Bethany Aged Care facility and had the pleasure of participating in his celebrations .
      Margaret-Anne Young

      ” Thank you very much for all your cards and letters and for joining me in the celebration of my 100th birthday. With love and fondest greetings, Yours sincerely Geoff Baskett.”

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    • Geoff Baskett as asked me to send this greeting to all that sent Birthday Greetings….
      I work at Bethany Aged Care facility and had the pleasure of participating in his celebrations .
      Margaret-Anne Young

      ” Thank you very much for all your cards and letters and for joining me in the celebration of my 100th birthday. With love and fondest greetings, Yours sincerely Geoff Baskett.”

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