Wow what a windy day. Arriving out there at the pier, Chris and I had Warren Beethem join us for the first time which was a blessing as he has been out on the City team (www.xanga.com/Josh_Williamson) for a few years so he has the experience. Great to have you working with us Warren.
So after our pray we made our way out to the pier and tracting anyone that made there way out there and try to engage in a conservation, and showing Warren the ropes. It was a very quite day out there so we talked of a few spot where we might be able to start open airing now that we are able.
At about 3:30 the Dolphin watching boat came in maybe because it was so ruff out on the bay, so we were able to tract the people as they step off the boat, even the guides love having grabbing them to have a read.
After the they had al left the pier was near on empty there was hardly anyone around, so i decided to call it a day and move on. It was a great day and I'm loving the fact that we are able to work for God in caring out the Great Commission, wow what a privilege.
Thanks guys for the hard work even through we are all tried, great working with you all.
Great day out today, Chris and I met at 2pm as the norm, prayed and started soul fishing. Even though the council and been out and warned people for 'Jetty Jumping' and that there would be a fine of $150, there were still the same group of kids jumping. So while tracting the people standing around I went and had a chat to afew of the guys that were jumping and warned them what was going on. there reply was "stuff them all I'm jumping". So with no respect for the law I thought I'd ring the council and let them know that there were still kids here. As we continued to spread the gospel of Christ no one had turned up from the council. It was 3pm and Chris had to leave early but I still hung around and was able to have a chat with a few people.
At about 4:30 i noticed that there was 2 police officers coming down the pier, then one of the kids saw then aswell, and yelled out to his mate that the police are coming. I have never seen kids move so fast as that day trying to dry themselves and get a shirt on before the police made it to the end. They all got dressed just in time even though they were in seeing distance for the police. The police went straight to them and started to question them and then let them off with another warning.
By now because the police had come out and cleared the 'Jetty Jumpers' there was no one out there but me. So I started to make my way back in and handing out any tracks that I could.
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This week was going to be a odd day because the rain was hanging around so the only thing I could do was go out to the pier and see what happens.
So getting there at 2pm and sitting there reading the Bible and praying no one had turned up by about 2:30 so I went out by my self and started to hand out tracts and chat to the few people out there today. As i was walking round i noticed that there was a really big storm cloud coming out my way so I stood and prayed that God would hold that cloud back until at lest 4pm when the preaching finish. Man how great is God that cloud never moved it was like the wind picked up and just held the storm there, till I was finished.
Then just as I was about to leave I noticed that there was a council worker coming, the thought crossed my mind that he was there to see what I had been handing out as there are cameras on the length of the pier. Just then he walked right passed me and over to the kids that are there every week "Jetty Jumping". Even though the signs are there. So he put a stop to them pretty quickly. Letting them off with a warning, next time its a fine of $150 on the spot. As he walked back passed me I asked him if they were going to be out here every week as are the kids. And if I could get his phone number to report anyone there in the future. I said that I would be out here every week preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and he thats fine make sure you preach to these kids about breaking the law, so thats a good thing that we have the council on our side, unlike the Gold Coast Team (http://www.xanga.com/hallelujah_joshm).
I finished chatting with him and as i was leaving to head home i was just praising God for the day, and the storm being held back.
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I arrived there and it was a lovely hot sun day out and I was going to be in trouble because i forgot my hat and just re-shaved my head the day before, but hey in everything God tell us to give thanks. So I did as i was sitting there reading my Bible it got to 2:30pm and no one else had come so i moved out on too the pier and started tracting and trying to engage people into a conversation, but this day as soon as i started to talk about Godly thing the people just moved on, just like light to a cockroach. So that was about it for the day.
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Today was a very dead day as it was storming when i met up with Chris, as we were waiting for the rain to clear we herd a guy yelling from across the road, we turned to see 2 other guys standing right in front of the Coffee Club street preaching. So i said to Chris hide your tracks, we're going heckling. So we ran over through the rain and as we approached the guy turned to give me one of there tracts and then I noticed him. This was a guy that I had done some work for about 18months ago, so we chatted to them for a while to see where they were at and what there aim was for there street preaching.
By the time the rain slowed and the sun came out, it was just about time to head home, so Chris and did 1 lap of the pier as the Dolphin Watching boat arrived and then headed home.
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Just a quick note today.
Getting out there at 2pm to find that there was not very many people at all, wasn't to bad but getting out of the car to find that if you weren't holding on to somthing you would most likely get blown over with the strength of the wind because of the low in the whether patten just off the coast.
But sill moved around triing to yell through the wind with the 1-1's with no luck. Untill then I get a call from Dave whos at the gold coast telling me that Josh Mitchell and Josh Williamson had been taken away by the police. So I went straight back to my car and sat and prayed untill further notice, 10mins later Dave calls again saying that all was fine and they had been released back into the community.
Knowing that there was not much chance of tracting now as the wind picked up and the rain was starting to fall. I decided to visit that pastor of First Settlement Baptist Church to let him know how thing were going.
After that just headed home then off to church for the night.
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Well what a wonderful day at the bay. I got to Redcliffe at about 1:50pm and noticed that my phone had gone flat and I didn't get the messages from the other guys that they were busy. So sitting there reading my Bible and praying and then I looked up and sure a old family friend that worked with my mum, who I haven't seen in over 15 yrs (sad that I don't normally forget a face). I'd heard that he was a pastor somewhere so I thought I'd go catch up. Once he remembered me we got talking about Godly thing, he's not a pastor anymore but he was encouraged that I was out there working for the Lord. I left him with 'Are you a good person' Tract.
Noticing that the other guys weren't there yet it was 2:30pm so I thought if there still coming they'll know where to find me, so i moved out the the pire.
Using the WOTM 'Christmas Card' tract I was able to get a tract to 95% of the people that came out there that day. Only having 2-3 rejected. Praise God and pray for all those that received the word of God.
Not really able to get into a full on 1-1 with people but trying where possible, the time was nearing the end and I'd given a card to a older fellah and his wife. Then waiting for the last 2 people out there so I could tract them and then the couple from earlier came back and he started to question me and my beliefs and back ground. Sensing that they were involved in a church somewhere. I put it back on he with the same questions. all he could say was "believe me we are more spiritual then you and that all I need to say". "All religions have there way of pleasing God which in the end will get them to heaven". So I dealt with that pretty quick even thought he was trying to walk away I kept giving him more questions. Then moving onto the Law and thats where he said thats enough we need to go. 1 finial question again "where do you go to church" He's reply "we are Anglican and and more spiritual. Seeya" so that was that it goes to show that where light of Jesus Christ is pointed at the darkness with the law, people tend to run every quickly straight back into the darkness. But remember God is ALL powerful, ALL knowing, and ALL seeing, he sees your deeds, and your thoughts. So facing him on judgement you WILL NOT be able to deign them, so deal with now while there is still time.
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