Praise the Lord for an encouraging time of outreach last Saturday. As our team of six met at the Bongaree Jetty, we were thankful to see the number of people gathered to enjoy the good weather. We were able to distribute hundreds of Gospel tracts, as well as have several meaningful conversations.
One family approached the flipchart, a woman with two teenage sons. The younger son was particularly honest about himself, and they all seemed interested and engaged. One of the boys was obviously struggling with deep questions, so we gave him one of John Blanchard’s helpful books. When they came over to our literature table, they each took several booklets, and two of them asked for full Bibles. Just before they left, the mother said, “There must be a reason for our meeting today. We were just eating our ice creams, and we weren’t expecting to talk to someone like you. There must be a reason for this.” This was a very positive response to the sharing of the Gospel, so we ask you to pray for God to do a work in each of their lives.
A group of around six 14-year-old girls also did the good person test and heard the Gospel. Some of them laughed about what they heard, but several of them seemed to understand, at least in part, the seriousness of their position before God. They realized that they were on their way to hell, and they didn’t want to go there. They heard the good news, that God made a way for us to escape hell. They also came over to the literature table and took some booklets and Gospels of John. When another team member asked them how they could be saved, their reply was to “re…uhhh…re…pent—do a u-turn—and trust that Jesus died for our sins.” It was encouraging to hear that they had understood the message of the Gospel. May the truth of the Gospel triumph in their lives.
Please be in prayer for these people we have spoken to, in particular Ray and Zoro, who are more open to listening each month that we meet them. Pray for the right words to reach these men. Pray for those who received the Gospel in the form of tracts. Pray for many conversions, and that God would continue to bless the work here at Bribie Island.
Bribie Island (QLD)
Meets various Saturdays of each month 2-4pm at Bongaree Jetty, Bribie Island, Australia.
Contact Michael Strydom for more information.