1. Albion Park Breakthrough.
2. Churches getting together for prayer and mission in the UK
3. The dream of an Illawarra Prayer Centre
4. God’s Not Dead 2
5. Regional Events
(Blue highlights are links)
1. Ministry at Albion Park gets a boost through combined prayer
Steve Cathcart and other Christian leaders in the Albion Park area have watched the video links below (item 3) telling the Whatcom story. They are putting into practice those same principles.
Steve describes what’s happening:
Once a month the churches of Albion Park join together for prayer. We begin at 6pm by bringing a plate of food to share with one another. At 7pm the children are looked after and the adults join together for reading of the bible, praying for specific points, and then focus on praying for a church in town. We finish at 8pm. These are wonderful nights of encouragement.
At our last event we were praying especially for our Combined Churches High School Scripture team. It had been a tough term and the Scripture teachers had asked the churches for prayer support. During the following Sunday services, the churches also made a concerted effort to pray for the Scripture programme and teachers. At 9am on Tuesday the Scripture teachers went into the school. Another church, unaware of what was happening at the High School felt led by the Lord to prayer walk around that school during this same period of time.
As we joined together for prayer it became apparent how the Lord was leading all of us in prayer for the teaching of his Word in the local High School. God does amazing things when, we as churches, pray together!
The scripture teachers reported that during and after the prayer day, the atmosphere at the school was totally different.”
2. Wonderful things happening all over the UK as churches come together, in all sorts of ways, for Prayer and Mission under the name of Gather. See 2 minute TouTube. This is truly inspiring for those who have a heart for their suburb, region, city or even our country!
3. Illawarra Prayer Centre: A prayer centre that is not a prayer centre.
See the following links:
1. Jason Hubbard Testimony- Waves of Glory
2. The Whatcom Story by Light of the World Prayer Centre, see Review Article.
A way forward would be for local fraternals to take the concept on as a key project.
4. Latest Christian Movie God’s Not Dead 2opens in Australian Cinemas on 28th April. The more people who see it, the longer it will be shown.
God’s Not Dead is getting rave reviews from Christian leaders in the USA where it opened on the 1st of April. It came in at number 4 in the Box Office in its opening weekend against Batman V Superman and other Hollywood blockbusters. This is an astounding result considering God’s not Dead’s budget at 5 million is just over 2% of Batman V Superman budget of 250 Million.
Follow links for:
Any questions. Please call Penei Kurene at Crossroad Distributors
A local Christian leader reports that he spoke to his daughter in Fiji on the phone on the morning of the 28th. She has seen revival happening there. She told her father “Dad, I’m not the same person, this experience has changed me”
5. Regional Events
Shellharbour City Serve May 14. See this encouraging note from Shane Cook:
“Hi Pastors, after meeting with Council it was decided that the first event be moved to Saturday 14th of May as this date works best for the sporting club. Please begin to encourage your members to be a part of our first combined event Saturday 14th May at the Ron Costello oval Shellharbour. The event details will be on the webpage, we were encouraged to hear today that council has budgeted $50000 for this year’s CityServe events, how AWESOME”.
STOP PRESS. See the great Editorial in the Mercury.
Keiraville International Church Sunday May 15th 6PM
6th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. Bishop Peter Heyward will be speaking. See Link for details.
Billy Graham Assn School of Evangelism. Monday 16th May Sydney
From website: “Throughout more than 60 years of global ministry, God has blessed Billy Graham and his team with practical and effective strategies for proclamation evangelism and evangelistic preaching. Learn these time-tested principles commencing with a one-day seminar in Sydney on 16 May 2016, followed by a complete online evangelism training course covering Preparation, Proclamation, Power and Preservation in 12 exciting lessons”.
Follow link for details and registration.
Miracle Healing Crusade with Bishop Zachary Kakobe Sat May 21st.
11am to 5pm with 2 hour break. 93-109 Princess Hwy Dapto.
This event is sponsored by the local ‘Living Word Pentecostal Church’ pastored by Jean Marie Bigirindavyi. See Link for details.
Wollongong Prayer Breakfast 7am Fri May 27th. Early bird bookings are being taken. The speaker this year is His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), the 38th Governor of NSW.
The Watchman School of Intercession Fri May 27 7-9.30pm and Sat 28 9am-4pm Gerringong Uniting Church
Brian Pickering, the National Coordinator of the Australian Prayer Network will be speaking. So far 4000 people throughout Australia have attended this seminar. It is a strategic event which seeks to train and equip people to pray for our churches, our nation and the world. To register call 0405 149 602
Gong Men’s Day Saturday June 18th (date corrected)
“Nailing the Old Testament!”
Speaker: Dan Wu (Lecturer, Moore College)
Dapto Anglican Church (Moombara St Dapto) 8.30am to 2pm Repeated 5pm to 9.30pm
$35 $25 (concession)
Follow link to register. Closing date is Friday 10th June
A time of prayer and intercession has commenced at Sublime Point
(Bulli Tops). It’s on the second Saturday of each month commencing @ 7.00 a.m. The site is outdoors so bring appropriate clothing. Next prayer meeting is May 14th.
Further information is available from Ray Robinson on 0412 464 055
Every Friday MorningPrayer Breakfasts 7.00 am (now earlier). For prayer, fellowship and great start to the day. Meets at the offices of Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids, behind Central Rd shops, through KFC car park Unanderra.
Reverend Ian Barnett from Figtree Anglican Church has written an excellent, insightful item comparing the power of the modern social media to the magic mirror in Snow White. The wicked queen regularly checks her inbox, the mirror, to see how she is tracking. To quote Ian, “Facebook, Facebook on my tablet, who is the fairest, cutest, has the most talented children, goes to the best holiday destinations and hangs out with the coolest people of them all?”
See Link for complete item.
Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.
How is your fraternal going?
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