Breeza Dinner report by Rachelle
Last night some of us went out to Breeza, a tiny town half an hour’s drive from Gunnedah, for a church dinner with an evangelistic edge. Here was a real country experience! It was held in the community hall, complete with out door long drop toilets and massive mud puddles to get yourself bogged in as you drove on the dirt road. (And, I found out after I had already used the long drop that there were new toilets in the hall!).
The hall was decked out in country finery and the people were very friendly. Scott, the minister from Gunnedah, MCed the night, starting with a quick Easter quiz after we’d all eaten our meals. I then shared my testimony and then Scott began interviewing James F before his talk.
There was a bit of commotion to interrupt the interview when someone discovered that the elderly lady who had left early to go home and managed to drive herself off the road and get stuck. She was helped out of the car and someone else hopped in to drive it down the slope and back up onto the road. Ready to go again she insisted she didn’t want any help to get home so we’re hoping she made it back there. Scott told us later that on his trip home he helped her out of another ditch. There really has been a lot of rain to make the ground this boggy.
We resumed with James’ interview and then his talk. He spoke about the rich fool from Luke’s gospel who built big barns to store all his crops but before he could enjoy it God demanded his life and held him to account. James explained that it was more important to be rich in God than rich in the world.
Afterwards a man approached James to talk about what James had said.
“You might have to change your talk, because you were talking to three of the most successful farmers in the region tonight. You know you can be a successful farmer and a successful Christian.”
James assured him that of course you could, but it is far more important to be rich in God. James challenged him to think about his attitude towards God because when he would die, all the farming wealth he had would be worth nothing. You can’t take it with you and it won’t save you before God’s judgement. Please pray with us that this self-confessed once-a-year-Christian would come to know his need for Jesus and that a relationship with God is worth incomparably more than the riches of this world.