Our second last day at mission and things are no less busy than ever.
We had some regular ministries to attend to in the morning, a prayer meeting and dialogue breakfast (the meet that Gary is providing our team with is taking on a bigger name than that chocolate cake). Both of these meetings were really encouraging. One had more shiney machinery than the other.
By midday we had two polar-opposite events held: A competition at the skate park and a classical music concert.
The competition was awesome! We had around 30 competitors of all ages competing on their scooters or BMX bikes, and wowing the crowd with flips, turns and ‘narley’ tricks. You haven’t lived until you watch someone do a summersault on a scooter over a skate bowl. There was music and mingling and a great community vibe.
Following the competition, there was a presentation held at the church and a small gospel presentation given in praise of God. It was wonderfully encouraging to watch the skater crowd listen intently to what was being said! Please pray that this message of hope would be firmly planted in the hearts of those who heard and that they would come searching for Jesus.
The classical concert was beautiful! Our own Stephanie stunned the audience with her vocals and Andrew Leslie supported her wonderfully on the church organ. The older members of the community were gushing over the talents displayed, and over the impressive way Stephanie was able to weave the story of Christ with her performances of hymns and carols.
Let it be known that Andrew Leslie is no novice when it comes to playing the organ either. He wow’d us with a solo, only a few hours after displaying his skateboarding skills. What a diverse individual!
Over the week we have seen quite a few senior members of Lithgow at a variety of events that seem hesitant to go along to church events but are clearly interested in Jesus. Please pray that they would be courageous and step out in faith to accept the good news.
Tomorrow is our last day in Lithgow. Please pray for the following:
- The regular 8am, 10am, 3pm services. That our input would be encouraging and faithful to the word, that many would accept invitations and come along to the meetings, that the church families would be welcoming and encouraging to new visitors.
- BBQ Messy Church at 5:30 in Wallarawang. That many locals would attend and respond to the message they hear, that the weather would be good for the outdoor activities planned and that this can be a regular meeting for that community.
- Travel home. That we would have safe travel getting back to Sydney and a restful few days off as we recover from mission.