Thanks for the prayers

We wanted to send you a quick update and thank you many of  the prayer requests this month.

1) The Forum - Life & Death & Who Decides?  This was the best attended Forum of the year. We had a multitude of non-Christians come along to this Forum. We set a new record for the North Sydney venue. It was a good opportunity to share the gospel with many who had not heard it before.  More details are on City Bible Forum/TheforumThe Forum or videos of 2011. We are following up this Forum with a series on Origins: The Flawed Masterpiece. Al Stewart will show how Genesis answers the big questions of life. Is there a purpose to the universe? Why are we here? Does God want us to enjoy life? If the world is good, what seems to have gone wrong? Please pray that people come along to these talks. 

2) Evangelistic Talk – Shadow Days - Good attendance and the organisation of this group was very detailed. We were able to see over 50% of the group were from a non-Christian background. It was a tough talk to prepare, but it was well received and we will see what fruit comes of it over the coming months. The team was very encouraged by the events and the talks. Pray for many to come along to the follow up courses. 

3) Pamper Day at Glorious Hope Baptist Church – We had friends and family in the US send down gifts for this event. Thank you for your support! Cathy will be sending you an update of this event. Our good friend Kelsey Wilson from International Teams shared about her ministry of outreach in the brothels of Sydney. Winning souls for Christ and helping women out of this horrible industry and slavery.

4) We Bought a Car: Thank you to those who have responded to our needs. We were able to get a later model car with low kilometres. Pray that it serves the family well over the coming years. 

5) Mens event: Sharing your faith at work - Russ gave a talk at Central Baptist in the city on Saturday. It was a men’s breakfast and the talk was sharing your faith at work. Great turn out and a great morning of discussion, prayer and mobilisation to serve the Lord at work.

The adventure continues…

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua and Caroline

Upcoming events – Please Pray

I received this email from the team leader for the event where I will be speaking Tuesday and next week. Please pray for me to speck clearly and the Lord would be glorified. Also for the logistics for the events. Last year it felt full with 30+ people in the room.

Dear Russ,

Thanks for your prayers and we prayed for you today at our ministry team meeting, as well as in our personal prayer time 

It is with joy and anticipation that I can let you know that we are expecting around 45-50 people tomorrow. We are a bit concerned about how we can fit everyone into the new room that we have booked. We plan to remove the tables from the room and see how many chairs we can fit in. 

For the 275 Kent St talk next week (Next Tuesdays talk), we have about 30 acceptances so far. 

The most encouraging thing about all this is that of all those who have RSVPd, there are about 30 non Christians which is great. Now, I understand what we have been experiencing persecution because of these events, but we will keep moving forward and trusting the Lord. 

I hope you are excited about  this and not too nervous! 

See you tomorrow 

Michelle 

 

To all our supports, please pray.

Thanks for your prayers and support,

Russ

Prayer and Australian spelling

Thanks to all of our supporters,

Prayers: May is turning out to being a very busy month. Can we ask for your prayers?

Shadow Days Talks @ Westpac, Speaking at various churches, Speaking at Australian Christian College, Pamper Day, decisions on the car and our finances

Spelling: We have had a few questions about the spelling on our website over the years. We find a few mistakes periodically, but the majority that might seem strange would be due to Australian spelling. Living in Australia, going on seven years, our spelling and our computers spelling only utilises Australian spelling. It is different in someways to American spelling, but thankfully it is still English and easy to discern for the reader. Our supporters should desire for us to acclimate to the culture and this is an inevitable change.

A blockade to us effectively communicating the Bible and the Gospel to people in Australia is the over use of American material. Some material is okay, but people want to get their information in a manner that is familiar to them. Naturally we would want to reach the people of this nation and the best way is with the language of the nation. Hope this explains the spelling differences.

Thanks for your support and prayers.

The adventure continues,

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua and Caroline