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September - December 2017

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Page 8 australianindigenousministries.org.au by Cliff Letcher As mentioned in Seeing God @ Work, Carolyn and I had some changes to our NT trip this year, including the changes that led us to Epenarra on the Queens Birthday Weekend. Being there meant that I was able to join my son Tim in taking some of the ladies to the Bible teaching weekend at Alpurrurulum (Lake Nash) while Carolyn stayed with Jane, Ruth and Anna in Epenarra. The drive to Lake Nash and back was over 1,000 kms but well worth the effort. It was the first time the ladies from Epenarra had been able to go to this weekend. It was the first time I had the opportunity to attend as well. This Bible teaching weekend is now a well established event and Jono Wright has been the speaker in more recent years. Folk travel from a number of different communities in that area to share in this weekend. This year the Lake Nash church leaders asked Jono to speak on Pretend Bush Bible Teaching Christians (we might also use the term hypocrites). It was a delight to be part of this event as Jono shared nine messages each based on a passage of Scripture, many of them parables of Jesus. There was a strong message that Jesus gave stern warnings about an outward show of Christianity without the personal walk with Jesus. Jono also sought to encourage those who had genuine faith to continue in their walk with their Lord. One of the features of the teaching weekend was the times of discussion after each message. While Jono had spoken in English (though reading passages from the Alyawarre Bible) the discussion took place in language. After a period of discussion one of the church leaders then went over the message and had a discussion in Alyawarre the language Tim and Jane are learning. It certainly was a worthwhile weekend. Pray that as our Lord continues to develop His Church there will be fewer pretend Christians and more that are true and faithful. Please Pray for the AIM family that we will remember Our God is able and will look to Him in faith to supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. (Daniel 3:17, Philippians 4:19) That God will be generous in granting His wisdom in planning and preparing for all aspects and in all areas of AIM (James 1:5) that we will continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and reflect that through respecting, encouraging and sharing Gods love with others. (2 Peter 3:181 Peter 2:17) https://australianindigenousministries.org.au