Watts Happening On DTS Missions Trip – Week 2

So this past week has been insanely busy for us with every day full, coupled with “summer” heat of 34C (but feeling like 42C with the humidity).

We meet with the Singapore base corporately a couple of times a week for worship and intercession. This means being on a bus at 7.30am.

We did an orientation to Singapore last Monday, and this meant  a treasure hunt around some of Singapore finding out some of its history. It also allowed us to connect with people. I meet two Indian men in transit to Tokyo for an IT contract. Two of the gir l s got to pray for an Indian woman

Tuesday morning we went to a 6 30am city wide prayer meeting that has been running every Tuesday for over 6 years. They gave a city wide, all churches evangelistic series of meetings on 19 -21 May in National Stadium, with two meetings fully booked already.

Tuesday evening we prayer walked the red light district in groups trying to connect with people. Singapore YWAM have been doing this for a number of years.

Wednesday we prayer walked Arab Street (Ramadan is on) looking for opportunities to share with cousins. In the evening YWAM opened up their facilities for a bbq that the local community were invited to. Geylang district is the centre of drug dealing and prostitution and a difficult but needy area.

Thursday and Friday mornings we did some land clearing in a house that Singapore YWAM have acquired to use as a juvenile half way house.

On Thursday evening we went a bazaar that is held during Ramadan each year.

Saturday afternoon/evening we went to Zion Full Gospel youth and had an amazing time sharing about God’s heart for the lost, then yesterday we went to Christ Methodist and had a great time of worship.

This is an amazing city full of opportunities. The Christian population of the city has been around 18% for over 10 years and the churches are really focused on changing this. On the beach front near us hundreds of immigrant workers sleep in the open as they look for work and housing. So many needs disappear in this modern city (reminds me of home).

Leonie joins us in a week as we go to Kuala Lumpur (she needs to see some finances come in still) and we have two school chapels Wednesday and Thursday morning in a “christian” school where only 10% of the teenagers profess a faith.

We will also be working with over 1000 other volunteers at Celebration of Hope next weekend.

Phew, tired just remembering the past week.

I’ll send a few photos separately.

Missing the Grace gang,

Steve

Watt’s Happening On DTS Missions Trip – Week 1

We have been here serving on the Arafura Games which is like commonwealth games for nations around Australia.

We served at the track and field for the first two mornings (really a sudden adjustment to Darwin weather as we were outside) but we were able to connect with athletes, team officials and dignitaries. Had some great connections with athletes from Brunei and Fiji.

Then we also served as time keepers at the pool for two evenings. We were able to witness this amazing young woman from Rabat in the multi-class division who swam freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly with no arms. What a feat. She and he mum a r e believers and you could tell by the glow on her face.

The last two mornings we’ve served near the beach volleyball doing kid’s activities but the adults get right into it.

Attached some photos of Derek from Fiji who lost both legs serving in the British Army (lovely man – so motivated to mobilise young Fijian who’ve lost limbs through diabetes, etc) and  volleyball officials from Kalimantan in Borneo, Indonesia. The coach introduced himself by name and told me he was Muslim so I introduced myself by name and said I was Christian. We had a good laugh.

We have a rest day tomorrow then travel Saturday to Singapore for the second leg.

The other photo is of a couple from Beijing who are tourists. We had a great chat.

Blessings, Steve.

A Little News From Korea

Better late than never, but we have a great video from Brian’s time in Korea. He survived the minus nine days and had a great time with our brothers and sisters in Korea. We also have a few photos with a familiar face or two.

Just click on the following link https://youtu.be/K8wOsrWxEiI

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Anointing Sunday

This coming Sunday is our “Anointing Sunday” and we are really excited about what God has in store for us on that day. We will have a special guest Paul Le Lievre who has visited with us before. Just in case you needed a little more info or encouragement to be there here’s a link to a message from our fearless Leader Glen Smith.

https://youtu.be/qwXyCTiWISE

Hoping to see you there.

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Working Bee @ Nations Heart

What does church unity look like? It looks like a working bee where a bunch of churches came together to help pull down an old food hut so that the new one could be started. Here’s what Casten had to say –
“I thought it was a great sign of unity for us to respond to our Nations Heart brothers and sisters call for help. I was so blessed by how all of the 15 brothers and 2 sisters from 3+ churches teamed up to serve the Lord together. It felt so natural and so awesome! Loved it! I want to see more of this.”
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Notices Sunday 4th November 2018

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Notices Sunday 28th October 2018

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Notices Sunday 6th August

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The August 8

For the month of August we are looking at easy ways to be missional based on the article we featured in TWIG a few weeks ago. Each week we’ll put up a board to keep a track of how things are going. We’d also love to her any stories you might have, good or bad about how you’re going with what we’re calling the August 8.

If you have any questions please give us a yell in the office. Click on the following link for the article we are basing the August 8 on.

https://www.vergenetwork.org/2011/06/08/8-easy-ways-to-easily-be-missional/