||July 4th: Moving on with God:
booked one day seminar held on the Ellel base shortly after our
It was wonderful to finally be teaching Kingdom truths on the
other side of the world.
It took a while to for me to accept that this was the middle of
the Australian winter!
July 8th to 10th: Father heart of
Held at the
Bethel Christian Fellowship church in Geelong, near Melbourne.
Amongst those attending it warmed my heart to see about a dozen men
from a local drug rehab sitting in on the teaching the first
evening, and then coming to every session, some eventually moving
from the back rows of the hall to the front. As there was no where
to hold the outdoor walk that is an integral part of this course
Paul Ryan kindly (and brilliantly) took these two sessions.
July 11th - 19th July Our
||Linda and our youngest
son David were with me and we had the most marvellous holiday
organised by Paul Ryan from the Ellel base.
Kangaroos, Koala bears, Sulphur crested
cockatoos, King Parrots, Red back spiders, sharks, manta rays,
crocodiles, Sea snakes, Dolphins, Pelicans, Turtles and a few
million gum trees. We saw them all.
Steve Irwin's Zoo, Sea world, The Great
Barrier Reef, Tropical rainforest, Mangrove swamps. We saw them all.
highlight was probably the three days fishing in the Gulf of
Carpentaria just 100 miles from Northern tip of Eastern
Australia. We had never experienced fishing
like it in our lives! The sight of Bronze whaler sharks
coming up to the boat and ferociously attacking the fish we were
catching took some getting used to! A close second was the scuba
dive on the Great Barrier Reef where we met 'Wally' the huge Marie
Thank you Heavenly Father for an amazing display
of Your Glory.
fish that were landed were safely returned to the water after
having their pic taken!
|July 21st to 23rd:
The first of the residential course held on the
Ellel base at Gilbulla during the month visit. It was a new
experience to take some 90 people on a one hour walk through the
'bush' for one of the teaching sessions. Being used to doing this
on Ellel bases in England and Scotland does not prepare you for
the difference that is Australia. I had to undergo a crash
course on Australian trees, plants , birds (thanks Nancy) It
was wonderful to see this course continuing to loose people from a
destructive fear of God their Heavenly Father which may have come
from strong negative experiences with their earthly father.
Thank you Jesus for showing us the Father.
|July 25th to 27th: Ministry to men:
The second residential course. So many men applied that two
courses could have been held. If the whole visit had been for this
course alone it would have been worthwhile. The response from the
men left me quite emotional. On ministry night I have never seen
so many men so determined to do business with God. The testimonies
were wonderful and the spontaneous applause after two of the
sessions showed that God was touching the men's hearts as a deep
One associate Pastor phoned his wife and told her
that her old husband was not coming home as he had been shattered
in 1000 pieces, and a new husband was coming home. Another said he
prayed that one day 25,000 men would be gathered in a stadium to
hear the teaching they had heard.
Thank you Jesus for faithfully
showing up again.
|July 28th - 29th :
Intercession and warfare prayer:
Held off base at the
magnificent Ryde Anglican centre in Sydney. 120 people
attended. This was the most intense of the teaching sessions
as there was a considerable amount of content to cover in the nine
Having taught some twenty one sessions (each of an hour and a
quarter) during the past seven days I found myself rapidly growing
weary during the last four sessions on the final day.
God is good and gave
me enough strength to complete the full course!
|Plans are underway for a return visit in 2004
||Once again, Thank you Jesus!