Over lunch, Rod the bishop and Geoff the bishop’s assistant told us about their experiences in rural ministry. Geoff – who is also Matt H’s dad! – explained to us some of the processes about becoming candidates in the Armidale diocese.
Check out the cool graphic representing the diocese that Rod is holding in the photo.
School Bible study
Sarah, Merryn, Kim and Alison did a school bible study on Romans 5 with four Year 7 girls. Three of those girls were investigating Christianity and willing to talk. Merryn even reconnected with one of the girls at the school musical on Thursday night and met her mum!
Praise God for the way He uses us as role models in the community.
Ben, Jared, Merryn and Sarah attended the Lenten service on Wednesday night at St Mary’s church. The sermonette on John 8 challenged the parishioners to consider what side they are on…
Michael L preached a challenge to the boarders at their school chapel from the story of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke 18. Oscar read the Bible and Simon led the students in prayer.
Pray that God will continue to be challenging the boarders to find their righteousness in Christ.
Coledale Front yard church (Tamworth)
Adam, Matt H and Reuben travelled to Tamworth with Bishop Rod to check out a “front yard church”. During his time as vicar at St Pete’s South Tamworth, Rod planted this bible study/ fire pit gathering, that, nine years later, is a kids club for the indigenous community. There were over 50 indigenous kids, and a wonderful support team from the church to check-in, cook dinner, sing with and present the gospel to the kids.
Afterwards, the guys visited the home of indigenous pastor Jum and his wife Pip to hear their experiences over the last 2 years.
Praise God for the way He has grown this work from a small bible study into a thriving kids club.
Thank God for Jum’s passion for the community, and the possibility of an indigenous MTS worker in the future.
Pray that God will continue to sustain Jum and Pip in the ups and downs of being in the community.
Coffee & Dessert Women’s Event
Over 50 women attended the well-planned evangelistic event. Kim spoke faithfully about the prodigal son, and Merryn had an engaging conversation over dessert with an unbeliever who really connected to the Bible story.
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