One Family Sent, One Family To Go
When I started as State Director last year, two families were accepted candidates to be sent to specific ‘least-reached’ people groups in Asia and Africa.
The Hutchinsons departed for Cambodia just over a year ago. With support at around 100% which God provided for them, Luke, Rachel, Isaac, Tahlia and Michaela thank you so much for your messages, interest, prayers, and support. They wrote in a recent email:
There have been the obvious things to learn – how to navigate traffic, where to shop and what is available, how to live with heat, humidity and mud, what to say and do, and what to not say or do. Yet there has been much more profound and deeper learning, too. We have learnt about the resilience of our children, about each other (and that we should not learn language together!), and about ourselves. And we are learning to be humble in our abilities, to be ok with not knowing things, to not take ourselves too seriously, to question or put aside what we know as normal from our home culture (have you been asked how old you are and how much you weigh lately?), and we have learnt to be more thankful for our circumstances, friends and family. Perhaps most importantly though, we are learning to follow and trust God in circumstances we can’t control or understand; of the joy that comes from being invited into such a different way of life to that which we know best; and we are learning that God makes himself known the world over in such wonderfully diverse ways. Making the move to Cambodia a year ago and experiencing what we have, we have just now started to realise that we don’t even know what it is that we don’t yet know. It’s just as well that God is so gracious and patient!
The challenge continues, to see the Haydons receive the support required to depart in June 2020. Please join the state office to pray to the Lord of the Harvest, especially during the weekend of 8-10 November (Just Prayer 2019). To register for this prayer event, go to http://www.globalinteraction.org.au/resources/pray/just-prayer
Rob & Deb – commencing home assignment in Australia from December
Ian – Nearing completion of the dictionary project
Dema & Carolyn – Completed studies and now have renewed visas.
Oct 21-23 – Cam & Kath Beeck speaking at Inspire SA
Oct 23 – Unearthed (Young Adults) at West Beach
Nov 8-10 – Just Prayer weekend