One of the best things about serving with HOPE61 “Down Under” is the opportunity to be a part of OMS Australia. I enjoy praying with the weekly prayer team on Thursday mornings, helping with events like OneWeekend, meeting missionaries sent out from Australia, and seeing new ministry happening. A few months ago I spoke at the first Dynamic Women meeting in Australia. (An OMS ministry that gets laywomen involved in short term trips & supporting missionaries.) An even more recent event is the launch of Every Community for Christ (ECC) in Australia. ECC is a long-time OMS ministry of church multiplication, however, it is just beginning intentionally from the Australia office.
Days after OneWeekend, a group of nineteen came together for a small taste of church multiplication training. The Carlsons were still in Australia at that point; Greg led the training for us. One girl who attended the training began her own worshipping group during those two days. It’s incredible. When the Holy Spirit is present, missions happens like wildfire.
Six of the nineteen agreed to continue monthly training and will soon begin mapping out people groups here in the eastern suburbs that are, in one way or the other, “unreached.” I’m sure you’ll hear more about that as time goes on! Please pray for them, that they will be bold and led by God, not their own desires.