Over the past three years we have seen an incredible impact as God has led us to partner with Chosen Servant Ministries (CSM) and the work they are doing in Madagascar. Today, together as a church community we have the privilege of commissioning our 2014 Madagascar team.
This team of nine leave next Sunday (14th) on a very early flight and begin their journey toward Madagascar. After weeks of training and preparation we leave on your behalf as representatives of Northside, eager to see how God will use us to encourage, teach and bring hope to the Malagasy people.
Our schedule includes a whole range of things: a medical clinic – most days with Shannon, Rachael and Brendan, Karen teaching self defence to help women on the street protect themselves, Shaun helping with financial management, Sandy with project management, Graeme with marketing, Richard teaching science, and myself teaching the staff to run Bible study groups. We hope to keep you updated with stories as we go and can’t wait to return and share the impact we have together!
As we do so, we go forward with your prayers for which we are so grateful! Inside your newsletter you’ll find a prayer card with different things you can pray for us each day and a photo of the team to remember in your prayers.
I’m reminded of Colossians 4:2-4: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…”
Wherever we go, whether it’s Madagascar, Bathurst, a local mum’s group, school, our workplaces, neighbourhoods, everywhere we go we always have an opportunity to bring God’s light and love to others around us.