This last fortnight 17 planting couples from around Australia were Refreshed for the hard work of planting new churches in Sydney at the Vibe Hotel. It was a very encouraging time where couples benefited from the wisdom of Paul and Sue Harrington on marriage and ministry, were given time to reflect on their marriage, learn from experts on sex, money and health and be encouraged by hearing planting updates from couples from all over.
Peter and Audrey Hughes (planted in Macquarie, Sydney) write: ‘Thankyou for supporting the Geneva Refresh. The last two years my wife and I have arrived feeling emotionally beaten up by our work of church planting. Refresh helped us regather and feel like there were more people on our side so we can keep going in the work.’
And from Renae Godden (and Dan – planting in Wollongong in early 2012), she writes: ‘Just wanted to say a huge thank you for refresh! We had an awesome time and really appreciate your organisation of the two days and the generosity of Geneva and its donors!’
Thanks again for your partnership in the gospel.
Pray for our planters!
Please pray for each of these couples, some of whom are nearing year 3 of their plants and for others who are about to move their families to new places (particularly, Tim and Belinda Grant (Box Hill, Melbourne); Dan and Renae Godden (Wollongong, NSW); Rowan and Sarah Hilsden (Auckland, NZ) and Aaron and Gaby Boyd (Clifton Hill, Melbourne).
You can hear from these couples on our vimeo site:
Pray for National In the Chute – Melbourne 26-28 November
Please pray for much wisdom as we assess 12 couples at this years National In the Chute in the Melbourne. Ask the Lord of the harvest to raise up more gospel workers for the hard work of starting new ministries and seeing new churches started.
I’m looking forward to seeing God continue to build His church across Australia.