It has been our great privilege to represent the Canberra Declaration and the National Day of Prayer and Fasting and 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting at 3 special places in January.
1. We journeyed up the mountain for the day to take part in the CMS Summer School at Mt Tamborine on 4 January. Although this was not their normal policy, because the organizer believed in the power of prayer, he was happy for us to have a table there. About 500 heard God’s Word and were challenged about missions. It was one of the hottest January days for awhile reaching even 32 degrees there!
2. Our friend Ps Matt Prater of New Hope Brisbane invited us to come to the church and promote the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. He is chairman of the 8-person organising team on which we serve. Matt does the breakfast show on Vision Radio so is a well known Christian leader. He became better known to the public with his question to Kevin Rudd in the Q&A program on 2 Sept 2013 when the YouTube clip went viral. Matt interviewed us at both services and we set up a table with a sign-the-Declaration sheet and advertising to take. We had some great conversations and made some new friends including Daniel who took these photos. If you’d like to invite us to your church in South East QLD we would be happy to come.
3. On Australia Day, Sunday 26th January, David preached at Fairfield Christian Family. His message summarised well what the National Day of Prayer and Fasting is all about. Many commented on how they were challenged and he received very good feedback. I thought it was the best message I had heard him give. You can read his message here.