Mission would not be possible without the kind hospitality of and partnership with our hosts. They have fed us, housed us, encouraged us, shared life with us, allowed us to see and experience life in Townsville, all with joy and love for us. They have been not only a great blessing, but an incredible example of Christian love to us. Please thank and praise God for these people, who are seeking to serve God in Townsville and who have certainly served us well this week.
This is not even to mention all those who cooked lunch for us in the week, gave us lifts around town, talked with us, invited us into their home for bible study, lent out cars, along with many other things. God has been kind to us in Townsville as his people have served (perhaps even spoiled us!) this week.
Please also thank God for Scott Hedley and his family. It has been a privilege to partner with them and the people at Ross River Anglican. Ministry can be hard here, so please do pray for Scott and others that they would continue to faithfully hold out the gospel to those in Townsville. Pray that they would persevere in godliness and love for Jesus and those around them.
We were reminded in our final team meeting of Paul’s words in Philippians 1:3-6.
Philippians 1:3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
We have partnered with these people and thank God for them, praying that he would bring the good work begun in them to completion. Would you join us in these prayers for our hosts?