TO PROMOTE A DRUG-FREE LIFESTYLE AND CHRISTIAN VALUES IN THE HOME AND COMMUNITY
WCTU - Woman's Christian Temperance Union
WCTU is an organization of Christian women devoted to social reform and is an internationally active union with chapters around the world.
WCTU was organized by women who were concerned about the destructive power of alcohol and the problems it was causing their families and society. They met in churches to pray and then marched to the saloons to ask the owners to close their establishments. Brave women!
These activities were referred to as the 'Women's Crusades' and their success was both the forerunner and the impetus for the founding of WCTU.
WCTU members choose total abstinence from all alcohol as their lifestyle and have adopted Xenophon's definition of temperance:
..moderation in all things healthful; total abstinence from all things harmful
New South Wales
THE MEETING WITH PASTOR SAU WAS INSPIRING ON SEPTEMBER 11.. We met at Sunnyside, Cooranbong and he told us about his lifestyle which was very sad and bad for many years. He smoked, drank and wasted his life but his mother never stopped praying. Through God's miraculous intervention in his life, he was completely changed and with his wife, they turned to God and have become ministers serving God and their church. His mother never saw this change while alive but praise God, one day she will know. The prayers of a mother are never in vain.
SHARING THE DANGERS OF VAPING
WCTU Drug-Free Lifestyles in Victoria has been busy. Last year, members and friends knitted about 450 beanies for premature babies and these have all been given to various hospitals. More caps are needed so knitting continues. Dawn Stark, our Drug Ed Presenter continues her work in primary schools. As usual, the response from teachers was most encouraging. One wrote “Very appropriate. Detailed enough without being gruesome. Perfect. Interesting voice and movement.
SHARING OUR NEW PREMISES WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
The newly purchased property that we now own is proving to be a blessing and we expect God to do great things as we share literature and love with the young people who stay here. We believe God led us to this project. Our tea rooms continue to be an excellent avenue for outreach in the community of Adelaide. There will be more news as we proceed.
BECOME A FRIEND
Becoming a Friend of WCTU means helping us stand against drugs and the dire consequences they are causing to Australian individuals, families and communities.
For as little as $20 per annum for a full membership you can become a Friend of WCTU and contribute to spread our valuable mission of building awareness and stopping the use of drugs which is destroying the lives of many.
DRUG FREE YOUTH
THE TEEN BRAIN IS UNIQUELY
VULNERABLE TO SUBSTANCE USE
The adolescent brain is actively and rapidly developing until about age 25, making it particularly vulnerable to the effects of substance use. The earlier substance use begins, and the heavier the use, the more likely a person will develop addiction, also known as substance use disorder.
DRUG FREE SCHOOL
OUR CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE
WCTU is active in facilitating
Drug Education Programs to school throughout Australia. We believe the prevention is better than cure. Our mission is to educate young people about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. This will equip individuals to make healthy decision for their lives as they become responsible adults.