September 2014 Update
It seems at the moment that I can’t turn on the news, or look at social media without being confronted by the plight of persecuted Christians. Across Syria and Iraq the most devastating stories have emerged about Christians, and other minority groups, suffering at the hands of Islamic militants and extremists. Our world is so terribly broken. However, as I was praying the other day, I was reminded of Saul who was persecuting Christians in his time. In the midst of the atrocities he was committing Jesus met him, removed the scales from his eyes and changed his name and his life! Paul ended up being, arguably, the greatest missionary to ever live.
My prayer is that Jesus would do the same today! That in our time we would see Jesus break into the lives of those who are causing such suffering and, like Paul, as they see who Jesus really is, that they will be completely transformed. I invite you to join with me and pray that God would miraculously intervene and that we would see this generation’s “Paul” be used mightily by God.
Celebrating Andrew Carnell’s service to OM Queensland
Following five years of wonderful, productive service to OM Australia and to Queensland OM supporters, OM Australia’s Queensland State Director Andrew Carnell is changing roles!
Andrew has been feeling God’s leading to be more involved in pastoral ministry, culminating in Andrew accepting a significant part time pastoral position with Bridgeman Downs Baptist Church. We are excited about this new leading of the Lord and pray God’s blessing on this new avenue of ministry. We are equally excited to let you know that despite Andrew’s new role in the church, he will continue to lead OM Australia’s TeenStreet ministry. If you don’t already do so, and you would like to financially support Andrew as he leads the ministry of TeenStreet, we invite you to contact our National Office at http://www.om.org.au/contact.
We invite you to join us in prayer as we actively seek a replacement Queensland state representative to take up the excellent work that Andrew has been doing. It is critical that we do so.