It has been a busy month in the US, but some exciting things going on...
We had a wonderful time at the missions conference. It was an encouraging time with the church family. Our family enjoyed time with cell groups, men's & women's events, the Saylorville Youth, panel discussions, missionary Christmas and the Sunday morning services.
Praise the Lord, the church was very full and a woman came to know Jesus as her Saviour in the morning.
Thank you to Saylorville Church. Please go to the Facebook link and the website to see many of the images and videos from the events.
Funds for ministry vehicle
We need your help: A specific project we are working on is replacing our current ministry vehicle. If you have the capacity to contribute to this project, we appreciate the support.
Van Donation link: Enter in these details: Matthews ministry vehicle, Account: 0132363
According a 2013 report in Christianity Today, faith in Christ is on a steady decline in Australia.
To stop this trend, our missionaries are taking the Good News to where Australians spend most of their time: the workplace. By teaming up with the urban evangelism organization City Bible Forum, ABWE missionaries are sharing Christ inside secular businesses and training Christians to reach their unsaved coworkers with the gospel.
You can help us do more. Nearly $10,000 is needed to facilitate the final two 2014 series of The Forum, a bi-weekly public lunchtime discussion that welcomes seekers, questioners, and believers to learn more about the Bible inside their workplace. Your donation will help cover the cost of renting venue space and audio/visual equipment, along with paying for speaker fees and promotional materials.
Will you help us reach more Australians where they work?
If mailing a check: Please make it out to ABWE Foundation and include Urban Ministry-City Bible Forum L1410 in the memo line.
Just a reminder: Living for Jesus course
Regardless of what you do for a living, you may ask ‘How do I live as a Christian at work and how would I talk with work colleagues about Jesus?’
The Living for Jesus course is for you …and here is what it is about and how you can be involved.
The course introduces some basic Biblical concepts in being a Christian at work. Encourages people to see the opportunities for service in the workplace. Motivates workers to pray for their colleagues at work.
Living for Jesus consists of three 45 minute studies… 1. Working for God's glory... being godly at work + living lives worth questioning & giving answers worth hearing
2. An eye for the harvest... seeing the workplace as a mission field
3. Speaking of God's mercy... talking about Jesus at work
Audience: Work colleagues, small groups and/ or anyone keen to share their faith at work
Instructor: Russell Matthews
When: First three Thursdays in November: 6, 13 & 20 November
Where: Ankeny Free Church; 118 NW Linden St www.ankenyfree.org
Time: 7-8:00 pm - Cost: Free to the publicThank you for your prayers!