Leading Colour Group / Bush Bush Outreach!! :)

Just got back from a great time in the Bush Bush!! God was amazing, and am so appreciative of all your prayers!! πŸ™‚

Last night was amazing, heading out for another screening of the 1979 Jesus film, and then praying for the sick / preaching the Gospel. For me personally I saw a young guy recover his hearing, a guy with stomach issues healed, and perhaps most amazingly – a guy with cloudy vision recover his sight!! God is amazing!!

Was also great to have an opportunity to lead an outreach, and was blessed to have a great colour group leader Carole, who is native born Brazilian and so could speak Portueguese!! So handy to have someone who is really able to interact well with the local speaking pastors!!

God has been incredible, and despite being a bit stressed before hand – he really gave me peace – and quite frankly – it was just amazingly good fun!! πŸ™‚

God is better than we could ever dream of. My prayer is that He moves in Australia, in ways that blow our socks off.

Praise Points:
Where do I start, and where do I stop!? God is good!! πŸ™‚

Prayer Points:
Just thanks so much for praying for the outreach – It went so smoothly, and even this morning, with just 5 minutes quiet time, God was able to speak to my heart, and give me peace, and of course – Just rock the day. The locals also were able to be blessed, the king of the village getting saved, and this place just being so open to the gospel. They truly honoured us in a way that people had not yet seen before – Getting us a pig, cooking us local bready/corn substance Sheema, and just really honouring us – which was amazing!! He is so worthy!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for your prayers!! πŸ™‚

With much love!! πŸ™‚

Simon

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Bush Bush with Hills in distance!

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Panoramic shot of Colour Group, Mozambican Pastors etc!

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On way to Baptisms!! πŸ™‚

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Local Mozambican Bush Pastor

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No River? No worries – Baptisms in the Bush!! πŸ˜‰

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Dinner at Plush restaurant with Colour Group after outreach!! πŸ™‚

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Me with Colour Group Co-Leader – Yep – She’s standing on a chair!! πŸ˜‰ Haha!! πŸ™‚

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Nice Silhouette!! πŸ™‚

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More stars!! πŸ™‚

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Jails, Faith & Fun! :)

Hey all,

Just a quick note to say, will be on outreach again in the Bush Bush of Mozambique for the next two nights (Thursday – Saturday)! Would love your prayer covering!!

Has been an amazing week, and despite the amazing ways that God reveals Himself to us, have recognised / realised, once again, that it’s faith, not feelings that counts!! Amazing what a repeated breakthrough that revelation is!! πŸ™‚

Was able to visit a local Mozambican jail today to minister the Gospel. It was amazing to walk in and just see Jesus in each of these guys, who are awaiting trial for various misdemeanours I am assuming. It was a smallish building, with a room at the rear, perhaps 60 metres x 30 metres, and perhaps 50 or so men living in it. It was hot and stuffy, and it just felt like a massive privelege, being able to go in there and minister!! Was awesome to be able to share the Gospel and pray for the sick!!

In other news, has been a great week, having been able to divest myself of some responsibilities to others, freeing up my time to do other things (like visit Jails for example!! πŸ˜‰ hehe!! :))!! Also had a great staff rest day, off site, for Mozambican Independence day (a public holiday), which was super awesome. Fun, Sun, Beach & Fellowship!! πŸ™‚

Praise Points
Finally divesting some responsibilities to others
Seeing around 10 people get saved in the jail today, and having some great opportunities to pray for healing etc.
Realising that Faith, not Feelings, is where it counts (again!! πŸ˜‰ Heheh!! :))! πŸ™‚

Prayer Points
Leading outreach tomorrow with 30 or so Harvest school & Mozambican Bible Students; + about 25 or so visitors!! πŸ™‚
Specifically:
– For my co-leaders health
–Β For unity amongst the team
–Β That hundreds of people will get saved, healed and delivered!
That I would continue to find space to spend quality time with Jesus.
That I would continue to abide in his Rest!! πŸ™‚ (Ie see Hebrews 4!! :)).

Thanks so much for praying!! πŸ™‚

Love you all heaps!! πŸ™‚

Simon! πŸ™‚

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Previous Outreach – Getting set up for outreach that night!

It’s so good being happy!! :)

Just realising this week, how happy I have been feeling, to the point of not being sure if I am going to laugh or cry, because I’ve been so happy!! πŸ™‚ Hahah!! πŸ™‚
Realised this morning that what makes me happy – Is knowing that I’m loved!! πŸ™‚

Had a guys night last night, where we camped out, and discussed guys stuff. Was super awesome, but was feeling pretty crook. Got prayer at 4am and started feeling a bit better. Got back this morning, and was still feeling a bit sick, but went to bed until 12.30pm or so, and then went to the staff meeting, where I got prayer and am now feeling significantly better, to the point that I have eaten some, and had enough energy to do stuff! πŸ™‚ Praise Jesus!! πŸ™‚

Really enjoying seeing what has been happening here. The school seems to be starting to enter a new phase, and am really praying for breakthrough in worship etc!!

Guys in my room are awesome, and love them lots. Has been exciting watching them really starting to engage with God, and press into him!!

Praise Points
Read post!! πŸ™‚

Prayer Points
Leading team on outreach next weekend (Thurs-Sat), would love your prayer covering!! πŸ™‚

Love you!! πŸ™‚

Simon

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Return from Bush Bush! :)

Hey all,

Just returned from Bush Bush, where have seen some recover health, hearing etc; beautiful people in the bush bush, and just learning so much!! πŸ™‚

God really went before us / me and I am so grateful to you all for your prayers!! πŸ™‚

He is so faithful!! πŸ™‚

Could it be that He is phenomenally better than we could ever have dreamt of?!

Praise Points:
Multiple healings, salvations, people just getting switched on to God! πŸ™‚
Just so blessed to be here!! πŸ™‚
He is so good!! πŸ™‚
God bringing personal breakthrough last week!! This was huge! πŸ™‚

Prayer Points:
That God would continue to get all the glory.
That students would continue to get wrecked for Him!! πŸ™‚
That we would all learn to love well! πŸ™‚

Thanks again to everyone for being so faithful in your prayers!! πŸ™‚

I love you all heaps!! πŸ™‚

Simon!! πŸ™‚

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ImageTeam we went out with (Simon in green t-shirt bottom right! – Lori Farmer was in this team too for those who know her!! :)).

ImageAmazing Stars in the Bush Bush!! πŸ™‚

In Process…

…Written a week or so ago… πŸ™‚

Has been an amazing time so far. God has been stripping away a lot of things, working on my character, and drawing me into His rest! πŸ™‚

Have been having some real successes, and I have been learning to just take it easy. Adjusting to the African style – has been a huge blessing. Not having to worry about time frames etc (as much! :)), has been huge.

The guys in the house have been super supportive, and am just wanting to press in deeper to God.

Loving being here, and am looking forward to what is next!! πŸ™‚

Love from Simon!! πŸ™‚

Praise Points:
Learning lots, even just in the day to day, goings on – Has been incredible!
Have had some sweet times of fellowship with Him!!
God has been doing awesome stuff in my heart and life, and it is the best!

Prayer Points:
That I would really die to myself, and get into His Hebrews 4 rest!! πŸ™‚
That I would find enough time to spend with Him.
That the guys in this school, would burn, for Jesus!! πŸ™‚

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Some of the 4-5000 kids we fed on Children’s day!

ImageOne of the Harvest School students, with the kids! πŸ™‚

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