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‘I Can’t Believe This is Happening’: Awakening Australia explodes into Melbourne: CBN

For the full CBN article (it’s a good read), follow link

From Pat Steele, Shellharbour Community Church who was a one of the leaders:
“The common theme of the Awakening Australia event for me was Ephesians 3:20,
‘Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.’

God far exceeded all our expectations, with thousands hitting the streets to share the gospel. Melbourne, Australia and the world will never be the same again.

Over 680 first time commitments (documented from 2 of the meetings) and over 1000 recommitments to Christ in the stadium and many more on the streets, trains, trams and ubers.
People running forward at altar calls.
Mass baptism.
Around 20,000 people raising both hands to say ‘yes’ to becoming missionaries to Australia, to be Jesus’ hands, feet and mouthpiece.
And it is JUST THE BEGINNING
Australia for Jesus”
(Testimonies keep coming in from those who have been touched by God and are taking the fire wherever they go)
See Facebook site for up to date information

“This is Australia’s time”: Bill Johnson

The Australian Prayer network publishes both Australian and International monthly newsletters. The latest international newsletter had some interesting items including a couple on China, and one about the church in Egypt.
One item presented the result of a recent survey in the UK.
One third of UK Christians have never prayed for a miracle.  Only a third of regular church attendees believe the Biblical accounts of Jesus miracles.
To quote the article:
‘Assessing the general UK population, it found 62% of people believe miracles are possible, with 43% saying they have prayed for one at least once. Young adults, aged 24 or younger, were more likely than their older peers to believe miracles are possible today. Graham Nicholls, director of a network of 1,200 evangelical churches, said: “The results are fascinating because they reflect opinions from both inside and outside the Church’.
These and other occasional items of interest are saved in the Kingdom Connections Illawarra website, under Resources and News (select a category)

EVENTS:

Christmas Carols 
Austinmer and Thirroul Anglican Carols by the Sea
Dapto Anglican Christmas Festival 
Shellharbour Combined Churches: Carols by the Harbour
Kiama Churches: Carols in the Park
Jesus Loves Australia October 2019, launch event December 1 2018. 
ANZ Stadium has been booked (this alone is a wonderful story of God’s intervention and provision)
Sydney is the venue for the main event in November 2019.
On December 1st 2018, there is a call to pray. Prayer as modelled on the Billy Graham crusades 2 generations ago.
The current plea is Christians to be UNITED IN PRAYER for this event to be successful. It’s happened before in our country, it must happen again!
We’ve had a special request from the Keiraville International Church to promote a New Year’s Eve worship night.

From the Australian Christian Lobby: ‘Think, Explore, Navigate’ Programme.
ACL’s week-long GPS course will help you navigate through the landscape of ideas and attractions that Universities promote. Courses start in Jan 2019
ARE YOU BETWEEN 18 AND 25??
ARE YOU GOING INTO UNIVERSITY IN 2019??
DO YOU HAVE A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW??
GPS Is For You!
 
Franklin Graham Evangelistic Tour. Sydney Feb 23/24 2019.
In honour of 60 years since Billy Graham crusades in Australia, Franklin Graham is coming to Australia next year for an evangelistic tour, with Crowder doing the music.
Franklin Graham Evangelistic Tour. Sydney Feb 23/24 2019.
For news, details, actions for involvement, resources, how to volunteer and how to get churches involved,  follow link 
Movement Day is becoming a premier forum to bring Australian Christians together to explore best practice, and in particular to expand our cultural vision from ministering to churches to ministering to towns and cities.
The next 2 day conference is in Sydney 8th and 9th May 2019
(This is the visual aid for last years event)
Every Friday Morning Prayer Breakfasts 7.00 am. It’s a great time of prayer, fellowship and Godly start to the day. Meets at the offices of Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids, behind Central Rd shops, through KFC car park Unanderra.

Humour: 

 
One evening, after the honeymoon, Tom was welding some stuff in the garage for fun.
His new wife was standing there by the bench watching him.
After a long period of silence she finally said, “Honey, I’ve just been thinking, now that we  are married, maybe it’s time you quit spending so much of your time out here in your garage.  You probably should also consider selling all your welding equipment along with your fishing gear, and the boat and lose all those stupid model planes, plus dump that vintage hot rod sports car, and your home brewing equipment…….”
Tom got a horrified look on his face.
She said, “Darling, what’s wrong?”
He replied, “There for a minute, you were starting to sound like my ex-wife.”
“Ex-wife!?” she screamed, “YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU WERE MARRIED BEFORE!”
Tom replied, “I haven’t been”.

 
Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.   
How is your local leaders fellowship going? 
There are currently 6 people from different churches (with Darryl Stewart as Coordinator) on the board who take responsibility for the network.
Please note and forward any event items which you would like included in the website
Blessings, Darryl