NEWSLETTER – December 2018
to all our dear friends and supporters from Kym & Faye at Jacob’s Well Retreat! Our God is awesome and always working for the good of His people. We have been amazed at the connections and opportunities He has provided for us over the past 12 months. Too many to mention them all but some of the more significant include attending a “Kickstart” weekend with Torben Sondergaard and The Last Reformation team, a weekend with Neil Gamble from Father’s Hand Ministries, USA, Easter at Jacob’s Well Retreat with Sr Loata and Fijians friends, and enjoying the ongoing friendship and teaching of Rangi Rule from Adelaide.
Wow, what an amazing weekend we recently experienced at the “Awakening Australia” Event held in Melbourne’s Marvel (formerly Etihad) Stadium from the 16th – 18th Nov. Over 15,000 people attended each day and were challenged and inspired to by speakers including Nick Vujicic, Heidi Baker, Daniel Kolenda, Phil Pringle, Todd White, Bill Johnson and organisers Ben Fitzgerald and Daniel Hagen.
The gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, was given and hundreds responded by giving their lives to Christ. Believers were challenged to share the gospel as Jesus commanded us to do. Jesus Said, “Signs and wonders will follow those who believe,” so we are challenged to pray for healings, miracles and deliverance. These are the greatest evangelism tools we can use.
You’ll find a few quotes which inspired us throughout this newsletter and keep an eye on our webpage for further blogs on the teachings and revelation we received. You will soon be able to watch the session recordings on the Awakening Australia website. https://www.awakeningaustralia.org/#top
JACOB’S WELL RETREAT UPDATE
We are thankful for God’s provision of our new laundry. It’s very close to completion, a few more jobs & it will be done. It will be a great service we can offer our guests and will make our laundry days that much easier. We appreciate the amazing help we’ve had from Ron Jackson as well as Jolliffe Kingdon, and Cathy Yard.
We are supporting the Simbkisi Prayer House in PNG & Ps Fred’s schools & feeding programs in Uganda. Check out our Missions page on https://barefootministries.com.au/missions/
Breaking Down The Walls – December 7th & 8th
This initiative is inspired by the fact that it is God Himself, by the power of the Holy Spirit that brings revival!
Also inspired by the AWAKENING AUSTRALIA gathering, our heart is for us to come together as one under Christ, to pray for our region and our nation, to take back
AUSTRALIA FOR JESUS!
We’ve planned a series of 2-hour time slots for prayer, worship and testimonies:
Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 9 -11am & 7.30 – 9.30
The three meetings are designed to allow people to participate where they are able.
There is no cost. Free Accommodation is available to those who need it and we encourage people to use it.
Meals on Saturday 8th Dec:
Breakfast – BYO
Lunch – Shared BBQ, please bring meat & salad to share.
Dinner – You are free to make use of Cobb & Co Café, Murrayville Hotel or BYO
Full Kitchen, BBQ and Dining Room facilities are available to use here on site at Jacob’s Well Retreat.
RSVP by phone, text or email would be appreciated. (Necessary if accommodation is required)
VOLUNTEERS – VERY WELCOME!
On a local basis – We would appreciate help with cleaning the Chapel, operating the Sound & Data Projector Operations at church and other events, serving a cuppa after church and cleaning up on Sundays.
For the bigger vision – Any trade skills would always be welcome and there are plenty of jobs for the handy men & women.
Jobs include: Gardening, painting, ongoing building projects, Curtain making, fencing and more.
We are happy to supply accommodation and food for anyone wishing to stay a while in a volunteer capacity.
The dream works when the team works!
CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES
Websites: http://www.trunews.com/ (US & World News, without the mainstream media bias)
https://thelastreformation.com/ (Christians living out the book of Acts)
https://www.facebook.com/familyvoiceaustralia/ (Fighting for family values)
http://www.acl.org.au/ (Australian Christian Lobby)
http://bradhuddleston.com/ (Up to date info re gaming & pornography addictions)
https://creation.com/ (Articles & resources supporting a biblical view of creation)
Apps: YouVersion Bible App, Superbook (An excellent app for kids), Vision Christian Media (Devotions, Christian Radio Stream, News, Resource Shop), Gospel 7 (A handy way to share the gospel)
GODTV Christian television. Costs about $600 installed. A great investment. Ask us!
Austar Check out ACC & Daystar Christian channels, also RT has news from a different perspective.
DVDs & Books We have many available for loan. A list will be on a web blog soon!
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