New Beginnings Christian Books and Giftware shares God’s word

LOTS TO OFFER: Ashley McInnes of New Beginnings Christian Books and Giftware in Leongatha offers a variety of Christian products.

CHRISTIANITY is alive and well in Leongatha, and a humble shop that has been servicing the town since 2003 is contributing to that.

New Beginnings Christian Books and Giftware in Bair Street sells a variety of Christian-themed items, from cards and books, to DVDs and giftware.

Among them are craft items such as banners, journals, luggage tags and coin purses made from clothing by Second Chance Bangkok in Thailand.

“The aim of the shop is to make quality Christian products available to everyone and anyone,” proprietor Ashley McInnes said.

“You do not have to be a Christian to come in here and buy. We try to have scripture verses where possible on everything.

“We carry a great range of different products, from cards, books, communion/confirmation gifts, Bibles and CD/DVDs through to giftware from recycled clothing from overseas. This last product supports our aim to assist missions overseas.”

The shop may be owned by Ashley and Thelma McInnes, but runs on a not for profit basis and is staffed by volunteers, including Mr McInnes, a member of the Salvation Army in Leongatha.

Funds raised go back into the business and more support from the public would be appreciated.

“As Christians we believe that God has provided us with everything we need in this life, and this is borne out by the fact that after 16 years, God’s shop in Leongatha is still going, when many other Christian bookshops have closed down,” Mr McInnes said.

He bought the business from Lynley Simmons in October 2016, who bought the business from Pat Jackson in April 2015.

She set the shop up in February 2003, then in the rear shops of Russell Court Arcade.

In 2009, she relocated the shop to the front of the arcade at number 38 Bair Street.

The last move, which happened in 2014, was from there to number 40A Bair Street, at the front of Mitchell Arcade, where the business continues to trade from.

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