The celebration was exactly what it said on the tin.
It was such a privilege to be back in Macassar, even if it was for just one morning.
If I'm honest I was a little disappointed at the beginning as very few of those that had promised to come did so, especially Willem who we had prayed with just the day before. However, this was a celebration and it went ahead regardless and those that failed to make it missed out.
The band were rocking, Shaddy from Simon's Bay Christian Church shared his testimony which was really powerful and God was faithful in answering my prayer as I preached the gospel briefly and simply.
Shaddy also brought a prophetic word from Isaiah: "People of Zion, who live in [Macassar], you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."" Awesome stuff!
This was a major step in fulfilling the vision God has given for planting a new church into Macassar and we're really excited about what happens next. Regardless we know this is a new work and not a rehashing of something old and messed up.
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