August 17th - 19th 'Men of God'
A very well attended weekend where
the men were challenged regarding their walk with Jesus.
Men's issues are talked about openly and looked at
through scripture. Ministry on the Saturday evening
session was a very powerful time when many men made
renewed commitments. I continue to find that
Aussie Christian men are more than ready to step into
the front line. The testimonies speak of how deeply
God's Spirit was at work within these men hungry for
more of God.
"Challenged me to be more obedient
and gain an understanding of the fear of God and how that fits with
"This event has brought me closer to
"In a God fearing way this has
reinforced my role as a man / husband / father "
"Opened my eyes .
to get off the fence and follow God"
has been everything I expected and therefore was not
'surprised' by the ministry, but it certainly
challenged me and confronted specific issues that
the Lord needed to deal with before He can move me
on to the higher destiny He has in store"
"I had to deal
with pornography in my life!
August 24th - 26th 'Moving
on with God'
Again a group of men
and women eager to move on with God and wanting to deal
with issues that would hold them back. Many travelled a
long way to attend this weekend course. Two men drove
for around five hours while a woman in her sixties
travelled more than 1000 miles. I find such hunger and
passion both humbling and encouraging.
A selection of the written testimonies
showed that God had touched these hungry hearts..
"Reignited my faith"
"This course has presented a very
clear, direct, emphatic teaching on the scriptural picture of a
Christian, our call, the father heart, the covenant and what it means to
move on with God. Eliminated shadow areas and making this very clear. I
am grateful for this clarity. I feel strengthened, confirmed, and
equipped to move on"
"God's truth delivered so gently with
a powerful punch"
"Fabulous. Put you on the spot, makes
you assess where you really are (without condemnation) and helps you
really move on. Yet all this in a gentle way"
"Great solid Biblical teaching, a lot
of ground covered"
"I was blessed. There is more than
enough food, Biblically based for me to feast on for some time. My
prayer will be to savour each pearl of truth as it sinks into my spirit.
Covenant teaching was enlightening. Thank you"
I have wanted to go
to the vast and remote Kimberley and Northern Territory regions of Australia for many
years but the distances and time needed, not to mention
the finances needed were always prohibitive. However
when I was in a coma in the Newcastle upon Tyne
heart unit two years ago, Linda spoke
into my spirit again and again telling me that if I got
better we would go and see the Kimberley. As this year
is my 60th (December 18th 2007) we decided that this
would be the year to go for it, and go for it we
did. It exceeded even my best expectations. I think the
pictures will tell the story best. I took many hundreds
of photographs so showing nine does not do the
wilderness holiday the justice it deserves!