Praise, Prayer and Planting

team australia- Winter is coming to an end in Australia; there is a change in the air. The weather is changing; people are looking forward to cricket and the beach. There are things happening in the churches and we are looking forward to the spring and what God has to bring for us. We would like to ask you to be praising the Lord with us and praying for these specific events coming up.  

Winter is coming to an end in Australia; there is a change in the air. The weather is changing; people are looking forward to cricket and the beach. There are things happening in the churches and we are looking forward to the spring and what God has to bring for us. We would like to ask you to be praising the Lord with us and praying for these specific events coming up.Praise  Many of you have been praying for our Homebuilders group that has been meeting on Friday nights. It is a specific group for young families in the church. We have a good combination of Christian and non-Christian people coming along to the group. One of the ladies who have been coming to the group came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour a few weeks ago.  What an exciting time in her life and would ask for your prayers for her husband. We are praying that he would also accept Christ. The work that this group is doing in the community is exciting. We hope to be able to be an outreach in the community and pray for more salvations and growth of the Christians that are coming along.

Many of you have been praying for our Homebuilders group that has been meeting on Friday nights. It is a specific group for young families in the church. We have a good combination of Christian and non-Christian people coming along to the group. One of the ladies who have been coming to the group came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour a few weeks ago.  What an exciting time in her life and would ask for your prayers for her husband. We are praying that he would also accept Christ. The work that this group is doing in the community is exciting. We hope to be able to be an outreach in the community and pray for more salvations and growth of the Christians that are coming along. Prayer  

The Ecom team is doing another Introducing God outreach in the city this Thursday. We will be having Dominic Steele do the talk. We are inviting more people to come along and inviting many back that have attended the course in the past few months. The talk will be based on the Good Samaritan and how we can relate with being the man beaten on the road. A powerful message and we are praying for building on the relationships with many of the non-Christians that will be coming along and that the message penetrates through to the hearts of those coming.   Planting  As our transition period (First 2 years on the field) is coming to a close, we are looking ahead to the time to plant a church in Sydney. We are praying for people to partner with us in the ministry, the place where we will be working to plant the church (we have been studying specific communities in the Sydney area) and provision from the Lord for direction on this journey. As the reality of this coming, we are overwhelmed with His desire to us, but we are encouraged by His continual supplying of our needs. Please pray for our God centered direction.

As our transition period (First 2 years on the field) is coming to a close, we are looking ahead to the time to plant a church in Sydney. We are praying for people to partner with us in the ministry, the place where we will be working to plant the church (we have been studying specific communities in the Sydney area) and provision from the Lord for direction on this journey. As the reality of this coming, we are overwhelmed with His desire to us, but we are encouraged by His continual supplying of our needs. Please pray for our God centered direction. Spring is almost here and we are thankful for the opportunities that await us in this new season. Thanks for being apart of this journey. The adventure continues… Russ and Cathy Matthews