After many weeks of 1-1 witnessing in Melbourne, and with Christmas upon us, this past Friday night we added open-air preaching to our ministry. God had been blessing our faithfulness with a slow growth in numbers for several months and so it was decided that we now had the critical mass to run open-air.
Our team met for prayer and then a few of us set up a tract table, a sketch board and PA in the mall while others walked off with hands full of tracts. With the massive crowds gathered in the mall for Christmas, it took less than 10 seconds to attract a crowd of 30-50 people. Many did not stay once they heard it was about Jesus, but quite a few remained for the whole message and were then followed up one on one.
While the preaching was happening, Hannah and Aditya met up with Helen, a non-believer Hannah had a week earlier who had demonstrated a very strong interest in the gospel. As they met with her this week, she was clearly impacted by both her sin and the love of Jesus to rescue her. While sitting with the 2 team members, she prayed and repented of her sin and asked God to rescue her.
There have been many, many other stories from these past few weeks and God has been gracious to have us share the good news with many who have never heard before. If you would like more information about the Melbourne ministry or would like to pray for the team as they minister on Friday nights, there is a group specifically dedicated to planning and prayer for this ministry at:
Soli Deo Gloria!