God has been doing many amazing things in and through and for our wee ministry, and I would like to take some time to thank Him and ask you to join me. This list is in no particular order.
God has brought to our team someone who understands how to use all the marketing tools we have available to us to help us expand our reach. Since part of my job involves helping people know we exist and that we want to serve them, I’m grateful for some real help.
Two of our missionaries were able to spend ten days going from city to city, drawing many folks to spend time praying for the salvation of the backpackers who travel here, for the nation of Israel, for our ministry, and for the ministry of New Zealand churches and pastors.
We are beginning an initiative to get more people involved in helping us. I know God has prepared some people who will come alongside us and help in practical ways, and I look forward to watching God show them to us. If you’d like to help, let me know!
This year for our annual Simcha conferences our guest speaker was gifted Bible teacher Wayne Hilsden, co-founder of King of Kings Community Jerusalem, and FIRM, Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries. Our theme was “The Restoration of all Things: What God is Doing in Israel Today.” Primarily we were looking at God’s promises to restore Israel and how those promises are good news for us here at the ends of the earth, both Jews and Gentiles. We should have audio recordings of those messages available soon.
God has prompted people to give nearly 40% of the money we need to purchase another outreach facility for hosting international backpackers.
I asked you to pray that churches would contact me to ask our missionaries to come and speak and it’s happening. Sometimes I feel like I can’t keep up, there are so many invitations. But don’t stop praying!
To our surprise and delight the coordinators for Festival One, a Christian music event in Hamilton that attracts around 25,000 New Zealand youth, has asked our director Scott Brown to speak at the next event in February!
And I’m thankful for the team of people who pray for me and support me regularly.
Thank you, Abba Father!
- That I would daily be attuned to what God is doing, following His lead and His priorities.
- That God will give me wisdom and discernment to accomplish His goals.
- That God would strengthen and teach me, and accomplish His purposes in spite of my weaknesses.
- Pray that God will help me keep track of everything I need to remember.
- That God would guide and care for my children who are back in the States.