Photos from our First Gathering

Elizabeth and I were talking the night before about how it felt a bit like the day before your wedding.  It was a bit surreal that the big day had arrived.  We prepared everything as we had planned and trusted that God would use us to glorify himself and bless his people.

When I woke up in the morning I took some photos but as people started to arrive I was so preoccupied with everything that was going on I totally forgot to take any photos when there were actually people there.

You can see where the video camera is mounted by an F-clamp on the wall at the back of the living room.

View from the front

The small, blue, lighthouse money-box on my make-shift pulpit (a basic desk with a monitor riser) is a “shout-out” to our sending church, Lighthouse Baptist Church.  It was a gift to my children from a member that used to attend that church before he moved overseas.

View from the back

If you’re wondering what is behind the curtain it’s just the front door area.  It becomes a temporary storage room on Sunday mornings and people enter the building from the side gate and back door.

It finally occurred to me to take some photos when we were folding tracts.  Here they are hard at work.

Folding Tracts

It ended up more cost effective to print our own tracts with the discounts I’m able to obtain on paper and toner.  They work out to about $0.02 AUD each if we print the amount of pages indicated on the toner cartridge.  If the toner gives us more pages, it just gets cheaper.  This also gives us the flexibility to change the wording or correct grammatical and spelling errors on our tracts at any time.

Folded Tracts

Our experience so far knocking the doors in the surrounding streets is very positive. People in this area seem to be a bit friendlier and more open to chat than those closer to the city.  I’ll be posting periodic updates of our progress in the coming months.

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ (Acts 5:42)

Thanks for praying.

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