Thank you for your prayers for my wife Mindy during her pregnancy. This pregnancy proved to be a more challenging one, but after all the hard work, we are excited to announce that our baby Isla was born on June 8 in the wee hours of the night. This is our first Australian-born baby. Isla was born prematurely at 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds), but she was heavy enough not to have to spend time in the NICU. Mum and Baby are doing very well now. Thank you again for the prayers in this matter!
Life continues on with all the excitement. The children are continuing on with their homeschooling. All of them are getting good grades. Gwen says “thank you” for all the cards and gifts sent for her birthday on July 4! We got to celebrate it up North during the winter school holidays. Rhys has been extra helpful around the church, helping where he can. It’s not unusual to see him with a vacuum cleaner in his hands.
Please pray for our Bible college ministry. Many of them are in a transitional time in their lives, and it’s important that they make the right decisions. Please pray for wisdom as I continue to teach and train these young men and women. Please pray also for our soul-winning efforts. Many Australian people are hesitant about “religious” things, but every now and then, the Lord blesses us with visitors in church who are seeking answers. Please pray for a newcomer, Jay, as he is deciding to get baptised. This is a man I’ve been counselling. We’ve also had a couple of new families coming regularly. The work on the church auditorium has progressed rapidly. All the Gyprock (drywall) is up and is awaiting plaster work. Please pray for this project, as our funds are quickly depleting. However, the Lord has been miraculously supplying our needs.
We’ve been praying about where to get our tracts printed for a reasonable price. The first week of July, we attended a Leadership Conference in Brisbane (seven hours north of us). The hosting church has a printing ministry. Because of a contribution that our pastor is making towards their ministry, they’ve committed to printing our materials free for a year. Praise the Lord for answered prayers! Their pastor also heard about our future church plant and has committed to supporting our ministry financially. Amen and Amen! The Lord worked greatly in the conference, and there will be more news that I’m excited to announce in the future. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!
Your servant in Christ,