Pray for the Bennetts in Australia as they with God's help and for His glory are seeking to establish:
Western Plains Baptist Fellowship, and Gilgandra Baptist Fellowship as New Testament Baptist churches.
Dearly Fellow Servants of the Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 1: 7 "…beloved of God, called to be sants: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."
Exodus10:14 "And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such." From that passage we know what we in and around Dubbo are presently going through is nothing compared to the plague God sent in Moses' day but these locusts are dreadful! Our local paper carried the following article which we have edited for space.
INVASION OF LOCUSTS: Wednesday, 17 March 2004
"Millions of hungry plague locusts descended on Dubbo yesterday and they could be here as long as they like or until the weather becomes unsettled.
The locusts covered streets and buildings and swarmed around the city's public parks, sporting grounds and private gardens. The squashed remains of thousands of others were on main roads.
The locusts are the adult leftovers of an infestation that began in southern Queensland in January. Mr Walker said the pests would eat almost anything in their path. 'Primarily they eat grasses, including cereal crops but if there are no grasses available they will eat anything green that's around such as people's gardens or irrigated crops,' he said."
With a drought for the last two years and now the locust's one would think at least some people would be turning to God but interestingly a study recently taken here in New South Wales does not reveal that. Instead it said "The results of the poll, in the order of their rating, were family, friends, the environment, leisure, service to others, work, politics and religion." Religion was last! Then sadly we read that "Suicide and road accidents accounted for more than half of all deaths of people aged 15 to 24, a new report on young Australians has revealed." Suicide! 2 Thessalonians 3: 1 "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you."
We have several unsaved men we would ask prayer for; Peter, Matthew, Ian, Brent, John, and Mark. Some of these men we see more often than others but to each we have either spoken to concerning their need for Christ or given literature to. In talking to the unsaved one soon becomes conscious of the truth in 2Corinthians 4:4 "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
We did have some encouragement one day while doing the Friday radio programme CROSSTALK A gentleman came into the studio to tell us he listens to THE GOSPEL HOUR on Sundays and really enjoys it. In fact he said it often brings tears to his eyes. This man has had a stroke so pray he will come to know the Lord and begin coming to the Gilgandra Baptist Fellowship meetings.
Once again we want to thank you for your faithful prayers and financial gifts. Three churches and one individual have increased their monthly support for which we thank them. According to the missions treasurer we only need $251.14 per month to have 100% support. We know that our "…God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19.
Your Missionaries to Australia, David and Pam Bennett, Titus 2:13
Missionaries David and Pamela Bennett
The Bennetts Serving the Lord in Australia Since 1979.
Address: Dr. and Mrs. Bennett, PO Box 1241 Dubbo NSW 2830, AUSTRALIA
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