After a day off, we got stuck into ministry in schools, retirement villages and more!
OUR TUESDAY IN 5 POINTS…
We ran SRE assemblies at four local primary schools
We assisted in the running of the Playtime ministry to young mums at Jannali Anglican
We answered questions at a morning tea at Donald Robinson Village (Anglicare Retirement village)
Jack Hamer preached at a meeting of seniors at Gymea
Our women joined with Jannali Anglican’s women in running a hot-cross-bun-making event in the evening
OUR TUESDAY IN 2 STORIES…
SRE is such a wonderful thing. For parents, teachers, students, and even the teachers of the competing ethics classes! During our SRE assemblies this week we are asking the question “what makes Good Friday good?” and one of the things that made Good Friday good is that when Jesus rose on Easter Sunday, he paid for our sins so that we can be friends with God. As Elvis (the puppet) helped the kids to see this, one of the ethics teachers who happened to be in the room too, explained that for the first time she understood why Easter was great. Pray for this teacher, that she may see her need for Jesus and his message of grace. Pray that God would give our team energy through the next 4 SRE assemblies tomorrow and Wednesday.
What do you say when asked a question by someone who has decades worth of wisdom in the Christian life? That was the challenge facing three of our team as we visited the Donald Robinson Village (an Anglicare retirement community). These people had been wrestling with the theme of Jesus is_____. In Bible studies over the last few months and were wrestling with how they can best approach their friends in evangelism. “How do we hold together truth and grace?” “How can we be true to Jesus without being bigots?” It was such a privilege to be there! Thank God for the years these saints have had following their saviour, like Arthur, who having spent years in New Guinea as a missionary, completed the sentence “Jesus is my saviour despite myself”. Ask God to give these men and women boldness as they seek to share the gospel with fellow residents and their families.