As the lockdown situation has made all gatherings out of the question we will be unable to meet together until such time as the situation changes. Like you, we have no idea when that may be.
Due to the nature of the course, it is difficult to do on-line classes – we may be able to do some of the teaching but you would miss out on the practical elements of the teaching and learning how to practically apply the lessons for yourself and others. Given that this is a teaching and equipping course – the practical component being an integral part of that equipping – to teach it without the practical component would be to severely comprise it. Plus the whole prayer ministry experience would be omitted.
Effectively this means that the Course and prayer ministry appointments are on hold until further notice. We will continue to watch, wait, pray and follow recommendations and stay in touch with you. We hope it will be possible to commence later in the year and continue to look at how we can implement the training in a shorter time-frame without compromising the content or your experience.
If anyone would like to talk to to us further, please email email@example.com.
Stay safe, and hold onto the One who is truly in control. He will make a way forward for us all.
These last eight months have been interesting, unlike anything most of us have ever personally lived through. With this ‘pandemic’ and the changes to our lives, the actions of governments both within Australia and other nations, we are left feeling uncertain of the future, but thankfully we know the One who holds the future and we know that He also holds us and this ministry in His hands. Without Him we can do nothing, with Him we can achieve more than we could ask or imagine.
Reflecting back, God has certainly done way more than I could have asked or imagined in the last 10 years, building the ministry in many ways. Though we are now at a crossroad, uncertain of where it will move in the next year, indeed whether it will move at all, I know that God will direct us in the way we should go.
Here is a brief overview of the past twelve months:
Graduation and Celebration Service – November 2019. This was a wonderful time of honouring God and hearing testimonies from many of our JHWP participants of the work He has done in their lives through the JHWP training Course. Participants spoke of drawing closer to God, of seeing Him bring healing and change to their lives and of deeper understanding of who He is and what He has done for them. 23 participants graduated a level of the three-year course, six completed all three levels and three indicated a desire to continue serving with WTCI in ministry.
Hong Kong trip – Unfortunately our annual trip to Hong Kong was cancelled due to Corona Virus as countries around the world were locked down and borders closed. It was disappointing to not be able to visit and catch up with friends made over the years and carry out the usual prayer ministry, and at this stage it is doubtful if future trips will happen as China takes over and brings in laws that greatly restrict freedoms in Hong Kong. Please pray for our team and the people of Hong Kong who face new challenges and uncertainty in the days ahead.
HPM Centre – By the end of 2019 the HPM centre was booked to capacity and we had a fairly long wait-list. As our team had grown quite large we added some ministry appointments into the training day, so some were teaching and others were doing prayer ministry and no-one felt left out! It was wonderful to have so many taking advantage of the ministry and seeing people healed and set free. 2020 started quite uncertainly, and after our initial ministry in March we were unable to meet again due to restrictions. We had a brief opening up in July but that rapidly ended as the lockdown became harsher. We need to make some decisions about how we might move forward with this so would appreciate your prayers for us as we consider options.
JHWP Training 2020 — We started the year with a wonderful enrolment of people, but sadly have been unable to start the course at all and had to make the decision to totally postpone until 2021 – we hope! We decided that we would not teach on-line because there is a lot of practical content to the training that would be very difficult to do, and we want participants to get full exposure to the practical as well as the theory. We will wait and see how 2021 opens up, and in the meantime continue considering options.
JHWP prayer group – 2019 saw a second prayer group commence in Somerville and it was wonderful to have the option of two groups faithfully covering us and the ministry in prayer. I am very grateful to Sue and Charlotte for taking this on each month. 2020 of course saw the end of these groups but we instead used the first and third Saturdays to connect as a team for Skype prayer meetings so we don’t lose touch. This has proved to be a great way to keep connected and and be refreshed and encouraged while worshipping and praying together.
WTCI Board – Some time ago new requirements were put in place for all NFP organisations that necessitated a lot of new documentation being put in place. So the timing of the first lockdown was great because we were able to have weekly Board meetings on Skype and work our way through some massive documents. We have come out the end of this work with a lot of new policies that are required by law and that hopefully, at the end of the day, we will never have to use but are there if needed! I am very grateful to the Board for giving so much time and input into this job which was looking very daunting to me.
Over the last twelve months it had become apparent that our website was experiencing some glitches and was ready for an update, so this lockdown has also been used to work with a web designer to rebuild our site. We are almost at the testing phase and hope the new site will go live in the next couple of months. Grateful thanks to Sophia and Pierre who have put in hours of time to see this project through.
No life is without challenges and the last eight months have been exceptionally challenging for all of us in different ways but our God is always faithful and always has a way forward. We don’t yet know what the next month will bring, let alone next year but fortunately God knows what we will face and will give us the next steps. I continue to look to Him and praise Him for the privilege of being able to serve Him for Kingdom purposes and for His glory.
Director of Ministry
World to Christ International (Australia) Inc.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 (AMP), “Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He
who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it
[He will fulfil His call by making you holy, guarding you,
watching over you, and protecting you as His own].”
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