Tony and Kim baptise Foxton.

Witnessing a miracle

I AM WITNESSING a miracle, and it’s only taken 25 years.

Referring to a people group as “unreached” does not necessarily mean that they have never heard of Jesus or even that there are no indigenous pastors or missionaries working among them.I believe what will render them “reached” is the completion of the same work that Jesus did.

During his few earthly years, Jesus poured His life into a team of Jewish men who would be called apostles. These men he trained to faithfully and effectively communicate the Gospel message, both by word and by their example, teaching others to walk in obedience to Christ. He gave these the job of “reaching”- doing the same, among both their own people and the whole world (Acts 1:8). Through them we have received the same Great Commission.

Having been busy doing my bit for the past 25 years, I am very excited to see such a team beginning to function apostolically across North Australia among Aboriginal Australians. The work is not yet finished however! I’m so glad that I didn’t find something quicker, more financially rewarding, easier on my family or “trendier” to do after only 10 or 15 years…or I never would have witnessed the miracle to begin with.

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