Thankyou for your faithful prayers for Barb. We praise God for His constant VICTORY in Christ Jesus!!! Please continue to pray for the team as they come into their final fortnight in Australia before fully relocating to life in South Auckland NZ.
We have been very busy finalising our Ministry Constitution and submitting our application for Incorporation in NZ! Praise God our application is now fully underway!
We have also been on the hunt for a building to use for our first AHK church in the area God has told us to plant in. AMAZINGLY – after contacting EVERY (no exaggeration) school hall, public hall, community centre, sports and rec centres, conference rooms, meeting rooms etc etc, ALL (no exaggeration) are booked to the HILT with other churches!!!!!
Why, one must ask, has God sent us here!!!???!!!
Well consider this, we have been living in within 10mins of these churches for the past 4 weeks, and have made a point to almost daily walk the streets, visit the malls, go through shops, check out the parks, enjoy maccas of course, and even stop in at the pools - and we have not seen ONE CHRISTIAN out preaching the Gospel here, not one handing out tracts, praying for people, knocking on doors or ANYTHING! We're looking very much forward to discovering some, but as yet, we have not heard ONE mention of the Gospel on the streets here…. Yet we are hearing of violence, gangs, substance abuse, suicide, teenage pregnancies, we constantly here sirens and police helicopters, and security here is maxed out…
It’s clear why God sent us here… to PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE Mark 16:15!!!
Surely there must be some, but so far, in the numerous churches we’ve visited since being here, we are yet to see Biblical Discipleship practiced anywhere….
I say it again, it’s clear why we are here!!! The Gospel MUST be preached and DISCIPLES must be made!
Religion is running rampant with zealous church attendance , but unchanged, powerless lives!!
Every nation, every culture, every people –need the TRUE UNCOMPROMISED WORD OF GOD PREACHED TO THEM AND BIBLICAL DISCIPLESHIP PRACTICED WITH THEM – IN ORDER TO RISE TO THEIR STATURE IN CHRIST AND FULFILL THEIR CALL.
Help us do you proud Lord!
Satan continues to try and throw spanners in the works – our Australian centrelink payments WOULD NOT stop (despite having been cancelled by us before we left, and having made 5 international calls once in NZ) due to a “technical issue” and now has resulted in an outstanding dept and Australian appeal process to pursue… our Australian removalists accidently packed some items belonging to our previous rental property. After collaborating with our OZ realestate agent, he agreed that if we sent the items to him, he could release our bond money without breaking into it (resulting in a bad credit record). We sent the items via NZ post… and they “got lost” in the post!!!! We are now in the process of sorting out an NZ post investigation regarding the package and possible compensation for the items if not recovered…. Meanwhile our Australian bond awaits us…
We could go on… but who cares!! Each one will become another mighty testimony of God's goodness and power! We care that JESUS is Lord and His KINGDOM IS ADVANCED throughout the earth!!!
Lets do it!!! Bless you all!!