2020 Happy New Year from All at Live Connection

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus!

 

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Live Connection.

 

We are grateful to God for his unfailing love and faithfulness to us over these years as we partner with rural pastors empowering lives and transforming communities. Our gratitude also extends to you for your continued faithful financial and prayer support…you make a huge difference!

 

To mark this 20th Anniversary, Live Connection will be holding a Celebration on Saturday 2 May at Live Connection Church (Northgate Ministries), cnr Forest Way and Wearden Road, Belrose featuring Gary Deetlefs from South Africa.  This occasion will also include highlights of the work over those 20 years.   We are keen to hear from anyone who has participated on a Mission Trip over the 20 years who might like to share photos or stories that have impacted them.  Plan to come along and celebrate together.

 

As mentioned in the December newsletter, there are at least five Mission Trips planned for 2020.

25 February        –              3 March               The Philippines

31 March            –              14 April                Kenya/Zambia

9 May                   –              16 May                Indonesia

30 June                –              14 July                  South Africa/Zimbabwe

17 October         –              24 October         Indonesia

 

Please prayerfully consider participating in these trips…they are life changing experiences!  If you are interested in participating in any of these trips, please contact Glenyce via email glenyce@liveconnection.org as soon as possible.

 

As Australia has been hugely impacted by horrific fires and weather extremes for months, parts of Africa have also been suffering from drought and now destructive floods.  Reports have been received from pastors in South Sudan and Malawi of the devastation caused by these floods.  Many houses have been washed away; crops and animals destroyed; and outbreaks of water borne diseases such as malaria and typhoid have been reported.

Anne & John Ferrar have at last returned to Australia from their 4 month adventure.  It is so good to have them back and see Anne at the helm of all things financial.

 

Anne reports:…(First of all – A very Big Thank you to Glenyce, Pam & Beth for all they did while we were away. It was reassuring to know that the office was in good hands!)

“ We have just returned from Africa and spent some time in Zimbabwe – and am sad to say Zimbabwe is in a very sorry way – we could not believe how difficult things are there, with endless power cuts and often no water – fuel queues wherever there is any available which wastes countless hours of everyone’s time, and also a looming drought situation – just to name a few.

Seeing what they have to do on a daily basis and listening to our daughter and son-in-law brought me to tears on every occasion.

They are better off than most, and every single thing you can think of is a challenge- but by God’s grace, they manage to carry on –

The general people seem to have lost hope of it every getting any better but as always there are some who are very well off and fly above the chaos..”

We look forward to what God has in store for us in 2020; we also look forward to our partnership with you in extending the Kingdom.  Your faithful, continued support of the work of Live Connection energises us and makes a huge difference in the lives of so many.

 

Blessings

The Live Connection Team

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