January 2014 eLink

Church erupts in fun!   While visiting Woonona Baptist church, just before Christmas, my wife and I were treated to a church service with a difference. During the opening singing the young girls danced all through the church. We didn’t mind having to sit sideways to make room, it was great fun! A short time…

Australian News 15th January 2014

AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER – AUSTRALIAN NEWS 15th JANUARY 2014 ARMY DEFENDS GAY PRIDE PINS VICTORIAN LIBERAL STATE COUNCIL SUPPORTS DOCTORS RIGHT TO CONSCIENCE SALVOS SNAPSHOT SHINES LIGHT ON THE HOMELESS A NIGHT OF PRAYER FOR AUSTRALIA ARMY DEFENDS GAY PRIDE PINS The Defence Department is standing firm in its decision to issue rising sun…

Israel News 4th January 2014

AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER – ISRAEL NEWS 4th JANUARY 2014 JEWS NOW THE MINORITY IN ISRAEL AND TERRITORIES WE MUST GUARD ARAB CHRISTIANS WITH OUR LIVES SAYS ISRAELI NEWSPAPER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT BRINGS 30,000 CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS TO ISRAEL CHRISTIANS A BIG PART OF HUGE JERUSALEM TURNOUT JEWS NOW THE MINORITY IN ISRAEL AND TERRITORIES One of…

International News 23rd December 2013

  AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND LAST INTERNATIONAL NEWS FOR 2013 As this is the last International News for 2013 we want to take the opportunity to wish all our readers a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and ponder afresh what His birth means to our everyday lives. Our…

2014 Prayer Journey

AUSTRALIAN  PRAYER  NETWORK  NEWSLETTER – 2014 PRAYER JOURNEY JOIN US ON A PRAYER JOURNEY IN 2014 TO ARMENIA AND SOUTH EAST TURKEY REPORT ON JERUSALEM HIGHWAY 2013 PRAYER JOURNEY TO ISRAEL JOIN US ON A PRAYER JOURNEY IN 2014 TO ARMENIA AND SOUTH EAST TURKEY Come and pray in ancient lands. Join the AUSTRALIAN PRAYER…

December 2013 eLink

  Having a big vision    Do we minister in a church or in a city? Is our vision just for our own ministry, or is it also for something bigger? Can we achieve our vision alone or has God also given us a ‘big picture’ team? Can we dream of what heaven is like?…

November 2013 eLink

How much faith does it take?   When confronted with pastoral needs, is our first instinct to sympathise or to pray? It’s natural to respond to issues from an earthly perspective. However we can also respond from a heavenly perspective (“seated with Him in heavenly realms”) Mary simply said “Do whatever He tells you”, when…

News Update 8th January 2014

Celebrate Our Christian Heritage – Sunday 2 February 2014   As we stand at the threshold of another new year we look forward to all that God will do in 2014.  As we do, we also believe it is important to celebrate the great things that God has done in the past. And so it is…

Nelson Mandela Quote

Greetings As the world mourns the passing of a global citizen like Nelson Mandela, this Newsletter seeks to add to the tributes and memories he has left. The Bank of I.D.E.A.S had the privilege of contributing to one of his earliest initiatives as head of a new South African Government from 1994, namely the formulation…

A Grim Outlook for Christianity

A grim outlook for Christianity – Editorial in THE AUSTRALIAN, December 26, 2013 RESEARCH showing Christianity is now the most widely persecuted religious group in the world should be an urgent wake-up call to all who value the principles of religious freedom and tolerance enshrined in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted 65 years…