A few years ago, one of our members knocked on the door of an Aboriginal man named Cliff. Although saved, he had not been in church for many years. Praise God! Cliff came to church, loved it, and has been coming ever since. He has been a great blessing to us, as we have, I trust, to him. It has been exciting to see Cliff grow in the Lord and enjoy a full assurance of His sonship.
For many months Cliff has asked prayer for his family members to come to the Lord. Several have visited our services. Cliff has a great burden for his family and friends and has expressed this to us with tears. We have joined him in prayer for this cause, asking and waiting for God to work. We have not been disappointed.
Two Sunday’s ago Cliff’s niece visited us. A lovely young indigenous girl in her early twenties, Ashleigh had never been in a Bible-preaching church before, having been brought up in the Catholic religion. She listened intently as I preached and told Cliff afterwards that she had a great time at our church. Cliff was thrilled!
Last Sunday Ashleigh came back to church with a big smile on her face and brought a friend with her, a Samoan named Jay. Jay is no little squirt, as he came to Australia to play professional rugby! This gentle giant listened carefully as I preached Christ that morning, clearly engaged and open. After the service he told my associate pastor, Gus, how God had spoken to him during the message. Only twenty minutes later, Jay bowed his head and gladly received Christ. It seems that Jay had grown up around the Gospel, been brought up in church, but had never been saved. Praise God for blessing His Word!
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” (Luke 15:10)
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support. I know that one day you will be glad you did, as you meet souls in Heaven who were reached as a result.
By His grace, for His glory,
Mark, Christina, and Adam Tossell