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1-7 Jun

Crises affect us all in different ways. But it is true that ‘in all things God works for the good of those who love him’ (Rom 8:28 NIV). The recent lockdown has provided a new perspective on how we can connect and it has also opened up many new opportunities for Wycliffe Australia.

During our Thursday prayer meetings, we have enjoyed meeting members from all over Australia and throughout the world. Online meetings have enabled us to grow in number rather than diminish.

Many churches have also experienced more people streaming online and finding ways to connect with those who would otherwise not feel comfortable in a physical church building.

Let us pray together that God continues to use this time to mobilise his people for his purpose for his glory.

June

1. Give thanks for the SIL Australia AGM and Board meetings held online on 15 May. They are grateful for the technology which allowed them to do so.

2.  Pray for those who have taken the opportunity to study during the SILA winter semester (11 May to 31 July).

3.  The theme for the June edition of Wycliffe Today is ‘The fruit of perseverance’. Pray that the stories and reflections will be an encouragement to readers to persevere through difficult times and lean on God’s Word as the best source of comfort, strength and endurance.

4.  Leaders of Wycliffe Global Alliance organisations will be signing a new covenant (statement of commitment) agreement today. Give thanks for opportunities for God’s people to work together in unity, under strong leadership and with good governance.

5. Last month Josh Bartlett began leading a Story the Bible Webinar that has run over three weeks and finishes this Sunday, 7 June. Pray that those who have participated will leave with a greater appreciation of the power of God’s word and with new skills that they can use in ministry.

6.  Praise God for the service of Frank Andersen who participated on the Wycliffe Australia Board in the 1950s, and was a Hebrew scholar who inspired many Bible translation projects over the years. Frank passed away on 12 May 2020. Please pray for Frank’s family as they grieve and reflect on many happy memories together.

7.  Give thanks that the WBTA Board was able to meet via Zoom last month, and hold the AGM online as well.

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