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AFES (Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students)

Latest Newsletter from Martin (May 2016)

Martin Pakula works with AFES at Deakin University in Melbourne. The aim of AFES is to promote the mission of Christ in Australian universities by building evangelical student groups that:

  • evangelise students by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord
  • encourage growth toward maturity in Christ
  • train students in the skills and character to serve Jesus and his people
  • send graduates throughout Australia and the world to serve Christ
  • Please pray:

    Please thank God for the openness to the gospel among international students and for so many opportunities. Please pray that the Lord of the harvest would send out more laborers into his harvest at Deakin Uni.

    Kingdom Aviation

    Latest Newsletter from Martin (Aug 2013)

    David Powell: Kingdom Aviation Ministries use Jabiru J-230C & Cessna U206G aircraft to visit remote Kimberley communities and schools due to vast distances involved and to help remove isolation.

    In pairs, we present a schools program called Student Focus including devotions to guide children's character development and complement Christian input children may already receive from their extended family or school staff.

    Our reputation (gained over 10yrs of visiting), role and presence also allows us to support these isolated believers in their challenging environments and share in their lives each week of the school terms.

    We run Bible studies where and when possible and provide a chaplaincy role in both schools & communities in each visit.

    Perhaps our greatest challenge is suicide prevention in young adults. Communicating the Hope offered by The Lord Jesus Christ is the best antidote for this aspect of life in our troubled region of Australia's NorthWest.

    We visit One Arm Point, Looma, Noonkambah, Koorabye, Millijiddee, Yakanarra, Djugerari, Mt Barnett, Derby High School & Mowanjum each week of the school terms.

    Pray with us for open an invitation to access Muludja and Wankajanka in the second half of 2013.

    MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship)

    Latest Newsletter from Tim & Georgie (posted 13/1/14)

    Georgie, Tim, Joshua and Abigail Vallance-Webb serve the Lord in Arnhem Land with Mission Aviation Fellowship.

    MAF use aviation to provide physical and spiritual help to remote communities of the world, in Jesus’ name. MAF fly missionaries and aid workers into remote areas of the world that would otherwise be unreachable or too dangerous to get to. They also provide essential transport for medical evacuations and transportation of goods and supplies.

    We will be living and serving amongst the Aboriginal peoples in Arnhem Land. Many tribesmen live remote, nomadic lives in spiritual darkness, struggling with debilitating social issues such as depression and unemployment. We seek to share the love of God to these people, shining like stars as we hold out the Word of Life.

    Please pray:

    • that we would acclimatise well to our new environment and quickly learn to cope with the physical isolation and climate

    • for our families left back at home.

    MECO (Middle East Christian outreach)

    Richard is the Australasian Director for MECO and gives leadership and oversight to Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Richard is supported in this role by his wife, Margaret.

    MECO has engaged in ministry in the Middle East for 150 years. The Mission’s primary focus is to reach out to Muslim people with the love of God and encourage and strengthen brothers and sisters who are often persecuted for their faith. We work with and through the National, evangelical churches of the region

    Ministries include training pastors and Christian leaders; providing teachers for schools (where up to 95% of the attendees can be Muslim students); discipleship; health and medical ministry among the poor and refugees; learning language and building relationships with locals; ministry to those who have disabilities and are neglected by families and society; advocacy on behalf of many who wish to change their faith but are persecuted for doing so.

    He is married to Margaret (who works in a Primary School) and they have three grown sons and two lovely daughters-in-law.

    Please pray:

    •for clarity in communicating the challenges and opportunities of working among the people of this region;

    •that our brothers and sisters in this region who suffer because of their faith;

    •that leaders of the Church might remain bold and courageous in their declarations of the gospel;

    •for workers to be sent to “fields that are ready to harvest” (Luke 10v2)

    SIM (Formerly known as Sudan Interior Mission)

    Priscilla (Sil) Ruddle is serving in Benin (West Africa) with the mission organisation SIM.

    SIM is a community of God’s people who delight to worship him and are passionate about the Gospel, seeking to fulfil the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.

    Sil is serving as Projects Coordinator for Benin and Togo, working with local project managers to help administer evangelistic and church development projects. Examples of projects include Bible translation and literacy work, leadership training, children’s Bible camps and some HIV/AIDS work. She is also using her engineering skills in water and sanitation projects.

    Please pray:

  • For the people of Benin … that the bondage of traditional beliefs and other religious teachings will be broken and that people will clearly see and place their trust in God alone.
  • For ongoing fluency in speaking French
  • For the building of good relationships in her local community.
  • For God’s protection, strength and patience as she faces the ongoing challenges of living and working in a different culture.

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