In November we celebrated Thanksgiving with some American friends. Aside from eating too much Turkey, I love the concept of taking time to give thanks to God for his kindness.
On Christmas Eve as we give thanks for the coming of Our Saviour into the world, I thought it would be worthwhile taking a few moments to share a handful of things we are thankful for.
1/ CITY ON A HILL MELBOURNE: We are so thankful to God for 16 crazy months in Melbourne! We have loved living in Melbourne and are thankful to have been part of the City on a Hill Melbourne team. It is a unique team united around the central vision of Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known. On Tuesday we had a celebration with the team and are so thankful to have been sent out from Melbourne to begin a new work in Brisbane.
2/ NEW CHRISTIANS: It has been so exciting to see people become Christian this year. Give thanks in particular for Dave, Nat and Steve who have turned to Christ.
3/ OUR FAMILY: Thank God for sustaining us throughout lots of disruption in moving from Sydney to Melbourne and now on our way to Brisbane! Thank God that Samuel has had a great first year of school. Please pray that God would continue to be with us.
4/ SUPPORTERS: God has been kind in raising up 437 prayer partners. We are thankful for the prayer support and those who have already begun supporting us financially. (We’re still looking for more financial support, that can be done via this page: cityonahill.com.au/give – click ‘Brisbane’ in the drop down menu or you can also find the Brisbane bank account details)
5/ USA TRIP IN OCTOBER: I’m really thankful to God for all the things I learnt in the USA. In Texas I loved seeing the way that a large church like The Village Church is so deliberate in caring for individuals. In Florida I was moved by the gospel generosity of Spanish River Church as they plant churches all around the world. You can see all of my posts from the USA here on my blog.
6/ CITY ON A HILL BRISBANE: Praise God for those who have already committed to being part of the team! We are excited about what is ahead. We arrive in January and will kick of mid-week weekly team gatherings in February. Download our Info Card.
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Thanks for your support. I’m praying that you have a great Christmas and that Jesus continues to be supreme in your life as we head into 2016.
Keep trusting Jesus,