Cooeee laddies and lassies.
Carol and I will in Oz in April for our son’s wedding to Jess. So I thought we would slip in one more news-blog before we visit Australia. Thanks for those who have responded to previous blogs…
I will be conducting the wedding ceremony; what a joy !. I have been asked by my Scottish brethren if I will be wearing my kilt as is the wedding tradition here. However, I can assure my Australian brethren that I have decided that to keep my tartan apparel to a neck tie. (“Hall” tartan of course…).
We will be landing in Oz just before Easter, and leaving on 9th May. Besides the wedding, we will be ministering at;
Orange on the 27th April (now confirmed)
Grenfell on the 5th May (confirmed)
We can’t wait to catch up with you somewhere around the “wide brown land”. We will also be staying with Pastor Clare Singleton in Orange for a wee while.
Also, our daughter will be sharing her new teacher’s residence with us in her new town of Tottenham in the central West of NSW. (Used to be known as “Totty” when I worked in Graincorp. I was in charge of finance of the silo at the time). Stacey is the new Science teacher there.
Whilst at Grenfell and Orange, we hope to present a wee DvD and bring a Word from Father besides a report of how things are in Scotland. See you there !.
We have stated “The Identity Driven Life” again. Each series is totally unique as The Spirit ministers to each one personally. In this series, the Spirit seems to be “plucking up and destroying” old thinking as replacing them with the “real” gospel. Tradition and superstition is part of every Scot’s mindset. We have been praying that God would breakthrough those old mindsets and replace them with His life. That’s why we are big on preaching the new covenant here. God does nothing outside the new covenant. Also, there is such a need to teach people that there are 2 kingdoms. So, we are “throwing down and destroying” as it says in Jeremiah, and “building and planting” something new (which is really very old !). Every IDL series is different and fresh.
As usual, there are many stories I could tell. But this time, I will give you a quick “negative story”. I saw a prisoner who was 31 years old. I walked into his cell and his face was yellow. He told me that he has “Hep C”. He didn’t believe in God, but was friendly to me; they always are – the Aussie accent gets me in all the time !. I was a bit shocked at his story (I thought I heard it all by now), and the state of his health. He could hardly move as he was in pain. What do I do ?. Do I “be nice and conversational” ?. Do I tell Him about Jesus even though he wasn’t open to the gospel ?. He asked me to see him the following week as he was tiring. When I walked in his cell the following week, he couldn’t move. The prison system let him go home that day on compassionate grounds. He was dead the next day.
It bought home to me the fickleness of life; the power of sin and its permanence; death. The state of those without Christ and His life NEED THE CHURCH AND IT’S MESSAGE TO BRING THE LIFE OF CHRIST !. I thought of how insignificant the Church’s inner disagreements are !.
“Lord, may I never be complacent; may I be bold; may I have wisdom. Lord, May I walk in your will so that others may know the Life that I experience. Lord, people are hurting and dealing with pain in ways that are destroying them !. Lord, may your Spirit open their hearts to your Life” !.
See you in April.
Please consider supporting us with so we can continue to fulfill this call to Scotland.
Bank : National Australia Bank
Branch : Grenfell. N.S.W.
BSB No. : 082-610
Account no. : 12-032-0885
Name : Grenfell Assemblies of God – Missions account
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- God to bless the people of Greenock church and Scotland with revelation of Christ, His covenant and a fresh revelation of the Kingdom of God
- Our trip to Australia would be spiritual, fruitful and safe.
- for prisoners to be changed by the message of Christ. That the Spirit would breakthrough superstition and tradition.
- for finance.
Please let me know if we can pray for you !.