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How do we support those sent out with ‘Beautiful Feet’?!

Today is Beautiful Feet Sunday, a day we stop to think about our part in God’s world-wide mission. The mission agency we support is the Church Missionary Society (CMS), and you can give online to their work or find out more about Beautiful Feet Sunday at: http://www.cms.org.au/beautifulfeet

Here are the missionaries Barwon District Anglican Churches support:

David, Alisan, Etienne (15), and Caris (13) Greef are with the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in Namibia. They work with Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS) equipping Christians from Namibia and surrounding countries to live godly lives and serve local churches and communities. The Greefs are helping to adapt courses for online learning so that NETS is more widely available and affordable. David was the Vicar of St John’s Collarenebri Anglican Church.

I asked ‘What are some helpful ways people have cared for you?’ David answered: ‘Here are some things we have experienced: 1. Being visited on location! 2. Being given gifts – especially for children! but it includes gifts to adults, like being taken to a cricket match, or given an Amazon voucher, or being sent a set of Christian talks.  3. Letters, emails, Facebook postings / encouragements 4. Being lent a car whilst on Home Assignment 5. Being lent a home (someone moves out of their home and lets us live there for 6 months!!!) 6. making sure that a home has all basic essentials in it before we move in … including wood for a fire! 7. making a flat / accommodation available whilst we are visiting a parish 8. taking the family on an outing to an interesting place.’

To receive the Greef’s monthly emails, contact CMS at: qld@cms.org.au

Chris, Deb, Katelyn (3), and Emily (1) Bowers are with Wycliffe Bible Translators and Moody Aviation in the USA. Chris trains aircraft pilots to fly people to the mission field. Deb is the daughter of Gary and Virginia Stuart (our previous vicar). To receive email updates contact: debbie_bowers@sil.org

Nate, Jenni, Eliana (5), Lilah (4), Ambrose (2), and Anastasia (6mths) Schoen are with the Southern Baptists in Mozambique. They are in the north among the Yao people, a people group predominantly Muslim with very few believers. To receive updates contact: nateandjenni@gmail.com. See their blog: http://nateandjenni.blogspot.com.au/

The Anglican Diocese of Malaita (Solomon Islands) has a partnership with our Diocese of Armidale. Not strictly ‘missionaries’ sent, we want to share our gospel resources with them by running kids’ clubs, training leaders, and building projects. For the history of the partnership: http://www.malaitapartnership.com/

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STILL to the ends of the earth!

The work Jesus left his disciples to do still continues to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).

Today we welcome Ollie Arjonilla from Compassion Australia who will be sharing with us about justice for children across the world. If you missed his talk click on the ‘Bible Talks’ tab above, or checkout the website of Compassion: http://www.compassion.com.au

On Tuesday we welcome our friends from St James’ Turramurra Anglican Church who will help us with maintenance and ministry in our district this week. And so please be praying each day for:

Mon/Tuesday: Team’s safe travel to Walgett

Wednesday: Team working at St Peter’s Walgett Church

Thursday: Team working at St Peter’s Walgett Church

6.30pm Christmas in July Ladies Night at St Peter’s Walgett. Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with friends and hear Michelle Ferguson share stories from her 10 years in Kenya and pose the question “What are you waiting for?” Michelle is married to the Vicar of Mungindi. $5 RSVP to Jo Cayzer: 6828 1590

Friday: 6.30pm Cryon Men’s Night BBQ, Sefton Park. Meat and drinks will be provided; no need for you to bring anything. We’ll have a few blokes from Sydney join us, who are up to do work on our Anglican Churches in Walgett and Colly. Dick Ferguson from Mungindi will give a word of encouragement about Jesus. Hope you can join us. Feel free to bring a mate or two along… the more the merrier! RSVP to Tory Cayzer 6828 1590.

Saturday: 9am Working Bee and BBQ lunch at St John’s Collarenebri

Sunday: 11am Combined Church Service and BBQ lunch at Gray Park, Walgett. As part of the Walgett Bulldust to Bitumen Festival, the churches of Walgett invite you to join us for a Community Church Service celebrating Jesus and all he brings. BYO chair or picnic rug. We’ll end with a BBQ lunch (gold coin donation). Brought to you by St Peter’s Anglican Church, St Mary’s Catholic Church, and the Walgett People’s Church. In the (fortunate!?) event of rain we’ll meet 11am at St Peter’s Anglican Church, 21 Pitt St., Walgett.

3.30pm St John’s Collarenebri. Speaker: Stewart Cuddy, ‘Ordinary People, Special Assignment.’

Monday: Team’s safe travel to Sydney.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

Beautiful Feet Sunday

Do you know Revelation 7:9?

It’s a Bible verse well worth knowing, because it’s God’s vision for everything. The Apostle John says:

After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb (Revelation 7:9).

This is where everything is going: people from all nations, language groups, around the throne of God worshipping Him for eternity. That is where we are heading, and so that gives meaning to every step of your life until then. Everything you do should be toward that heavenly scene.

Mission is contributing to Revelation 7:9. That’s what we are asked to do. God wants us to contribute to that beautiful scene.

Today on Beautiful Feet Sunday, when we focus on world mission, let’s encourage one another in the gospel of Jesus the Lamb who makes it possible for people to be part of the Revelation 7:9 scene!

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

What are we on about?

As the year begins it’s great to remember (or hear for the first time!) what our church mission is:

‘Introducing people to Jesus and helping them home to heaven.’

It’s simple and easy to remember. And you’ll hear Jesus say in Luke 10, that’s why God has put you in this town… whether born here or just arrived!

How will we do this?

Prayerfully under God, we want to:

Build Christian communities in every town

Reach people who face a Christless eternity

Grow devoted disciples of Jesus Christ

Recruit Godly leadership across all ministries

Send God’s people out as salt and light in the world

It’s exciting to be sharing in God’s work with you!

In Christ, Tory Cayzer