What a busy month! We had the team from the Expedition team here for Holiday Bible Club, my parents (Ron and Dee Matthews) came to visit, we have started a new ministry in Bondi Junction (through ecom) and preaching at East Bowral and Inner West Baptist Churches. We did have the privilege of leading young ones to the Lord, seeing some of the great land of Australia (Canberra, Blue Mountains and Sydney) and getting to know more about the ministry in Australia.
Looking ahead to August we just ask for your prayers as I will be teaching a series on personal evangelism (Introducing God) and Cathy will be actively teaching childrenâ€™s Sunday school at Cornerstone Baptist Church. I am overseeing the in-house Bible studies at many of the corporations in Sydney. We have John Dickson speaking at many of the different venues. I am overseeing his talks and preparing four evangelistic events in the city in August. Pray for an evangelistic impact at Telstra, Patricks, PWC (Price, Waterhouse & Coopers) and Mallesons (largest law firm in Australia).
It has been challenging and humbling to learn how to be effective in ministry here in Australia. We have had many good experiences in serving here in Australia. We are learning more everyday about the differences there are here in the land Down Under. We have just begun to understand how to work within our community and reach people with the Gospel effectively. This has been an amazing time of spiritual growth for us all. Our dependence on the Lord grows daily. As you can imagine, it is not always easy, but as we grow we seek to serve Him more everyday.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
â€œ The glory that you have given to them, that they maybe one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. â€œ John 17:22-23