Bribie Island (QLD)
Meets the 4th Saturday of each month 2-4pm at Bongaree Jetty, Bribie Island, Australia.
Contact Michael Strydom for more information.
Today was an extremely encouraging time as the team held an outreach at the jetty on Bribie Island. People were very receptive to talking and taking tracts. Many people received gospel tracts, and about seven Bibles were taken, as well as various literature. It is amazing to see the openness of young people in particular in talking and receiving gospel literature.
Mark, an ex-military man, was brought up with an Anglican background. He didn’t believe God would send him to hell because he felt he had done a lot of good in his life. Mike shared the gospel with him and gave him some literature which he promised to read.
Aiden and Josh, young men who weren’t sure if God existed, also went through the Good Person flipchart. Aiden was more sceptical with many questions, while Josh listened more intently. They left with John’s Gospel and various tracts.
Two groups of young people asked questions about being a good person, and they received the gospel. Several young men on the jetty heard the gospel, and later came to take Bibles. Ruby and Renee, two young grade 6 girls, went through the Good Person Test and left with a Gospel of John each.
Please pray for these people that God would remove their spiritual blindness and move them to repentance and faith. Pray that more people would read God’s Word and direct their lives by His truth. Pray that God would grow His Kingdom and do a mighty work here on Bribie Island.
Despite the strong winds, the team decided to go ahead with the Bribie Island Outreach. A number of people took tracts and several conversations were had. With the wind howling and the tracts flying, Michael found a relatively sheltered spot to set up his flipchart.
Norgan, Jasmine, Shirley, and Charise went through the Good Person Test. They were originally joking and laughing, but by the time they reached the law, they were sufficiently serious and understood their guilt. They presented some very good and thoughtful questions. They left with answers and a fuller understanding of the Gospel. They each took an Ultimate Questions booklet. Please pray for them.
One of the young ladies on our team gave a Gospel tract to an elderly lady and was called back later to be informed of her severe “indoctrination” by her parents through the teaching of Christianity. When she was asked what she believed, she hurriedly decided it was time to leave. In the course of the conversation, however, the woman heard the entire gospel presented.
Also, a gentleman from the fish and chip shop took and read a Gospel tract, and then proceeded to share it with all of his fellow staff, which was very encouraging.
Overall, the weather was not conducive to many people, but please pray for fruit in the lives of those who were there and heard the Gospel. Pray for those also who refused tracts, that God would soften their heart and move them to repentance and faith. We can definitely see the opposition to the Gospel. Pray that Christ would grow His church, and that He would thrust forth labourers with willing hearts to do His work.
This was the first Operation 513 Bribie Island outreach. We had an amazing time as Bribie Island was abuzz with Australia Day celebrations. About nine hundred Gospel tracts and seven Bibles were given out, along with several Gospels of John and other books and literature. Many conversations were had and many received the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with various responses.
Michael and team started at 2pm and were joined by Shirley from a local church in Caboolture. It was a great encouragement to have support from local churches, and to hear that they have been praying for this particular outreach.
We had a table with free Bibles and literature, and Michael had the Good Person Test flipchart up and running. Many groups of people went through the test and left extremely thoughtful. While doing the Good Person Test with one group, Michael nearly got punched by an angry listener. After the group dispersed, two young people from the same crowd came back and asked to continue the conversation even after all the disturbance and mocking. They left with answers and Bibles.
Another gentleman named David approached and had a serious discussion. His father had passed away during the week. Michael was able to share his testimony of how God used his own father’s death to bring him to faith and trust in Christ. David left with the Gospel and a resolution to attend a church in Caboolture tomorrow morning. Pray that God would convict David and bring him to faith in Christ.
Michael was able to share the Gospel with a local counsellor’s sons, and she received a tract too. Pray also for Zac and Ivan
who heard the Gospel from some of our workers. Also pray for an American ‘couple’ who heard the law and the Gospel and left somewhat convicted.
We finished up around 5:20pm, after a very encouraging time of witnessing. Pray that God would bless the nine hundred people who received tracts this afternoon. Pray also for growth in this work and in the lives of those who have dedicated their time to sharing the Gospel with the lost.
Thank you to all those who prayed for this afternoon’s outreach. We could truly see that God was at work. Praise God for blessing this outreach. May His name be glorified.