Our Lord gave us a glorious winter's afternoon to serve Him. There seemed to be more than the usual number of people not wanting to engage with team members. However, our Lord gave us those He wanted to hear something of their desperate need for His salvation:
- please pray for 2 young teen-aged girls whom Lee-Anne had a chat with. They parted with the declaration that they would respond today. 2 Tim. 2:19.
- pray also for a young 'scientist' type who stated that she did more good than Lee-Anne whom she had never met before. Yes she needs a new heart for even if her assertion was true (and it is impossible to please God without faith, Heb. 11:6) God does not mark on a curve, Mt. 5:48, and furthermore, God judges the Christian's works with respect to 'rewards', not salvation.
- Ryan had a chat with a young guy and girl who had been educated in a Christian school but did not know the gospel. She was receptive but he was too busy judging God by his own standards to be concerned that God 's wrath is on him right now.
- at the close of our time, Railee and I were special recipients of encouragement from Lamey and Christine. They arre Coptic Christians from Egypt and knew what God in His rich mercy had done to save them from their sins. They were warmed to see fellow Christians declaring the praiseworthy deeds of God. They related how the normal treatment of Christians in Egypt was to be treated as second grade citizens. Then they encouraged us not to stop doing what we were doing because persecution, in some form, is normal for Christians.
As usual, we left that corner of the mission field rejoicing and praising God. Will you add your praises to ours for as the Scriptures boldly assert: "Worthy are You, our Lord and God... Worthy is the Lamb who was slain...,Rev. 4:11 + 5:12."
Wellington Point Team (QLD)
Meets fortnightly 1:30-3pm on Sunday afternoons at Wellington Point Reserve.
Contact Ryan Hemelaar for more information.