A Sending Church
Rev Stan Harvey
Overseas Missions Director
Greetings to all our brothers and sisters!
It feels futile for me to add any further adjectives to describe the unprecedented times that we are living in, but it’s as if we are living out a historical event that could very well define the new decade and indeed an entire generation.
‘We have not been here before’ said Joshua as the children of Israel prepared to cross the Jordan river into their promised land (Joshua 3:4-5). He subsequently commanded the people to sanctify themselves for God would do wonders among them. God would lead them from the time he brought them out of Egypt, all the way through to their destiny. In the same way, we have not experienced anything that is so widespread and where the impact has been so broad as with this pandemic. However, we must trust that God is still leading His Church. He is not surprised by these events already having knowledge of what is going to happen tomorrow, and He is still leading and building His Church.
Whilst we cannot go into other countries, we are reminded of the power of prayer and sanctification in being able to solicit God’s intervention in the Church here in Australia, as well as our mission fields in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and the Pacific. This is crucial at this time because even though at home it seems we are able to curb the effects of the pandemic due to well-developed infrastructures and health care systems, other countries particularly in Asia are highly susceptible to untold levels of infections and fatalities.
As such we continue to call upon the Australian Church to pray for our mission fields, churches and brethren in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Malaysia, PNG, Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, NZ and others. We want to express our deep gratitude to all those who have continued to give with offerings and fulfilment of pledges! We want to encourage you to continue to give as we look to retaining our building projects in Timor and also assisting many families
who are struggling as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.
Whilst we must pray, fast and give to the cause,
we trust not in our prayers and means of consecration,
but our truth is in our Lord Jesus Christ!
Glory and honour to our great God.
Yours for Missions
Br Stan Harvey
Church building in Baucau city continues to progress. The roof is on!
Thank you for your support and prayer