Our partnership in the gospel

 

Paul opened his letter to the Philippian church by writing, ” I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:3-6)

We also thank God when we remember all the peacemakers around Australia.  People who have been, and continue to be, in partnership with us in sharing the gospel of peace and the power of biblical peacemaking principles and strategies with hurting people in conflict.  We remember those who have been with us from the very first day we started back in 2007, as well as those who have joined us more recently!

This month, we would be so grateful if, as well as giving thanks to God for all the peacemakers around Australia, you join us in specifically praying for the staff, Ministry Coordinators and Board of Peacewise who devote their energy and time to the ministry of PeaceWise. These people are:

  • Geoff Bateman – Board member and Regional Ministry Coordinator (NT)
  • Vivienne Batt – Kids Project Manager
  • Jeroen Bruins – Chair of Board
  • Bruce Burgess – National Director
  • Clive Buultjens – Office Manager
  • Jackie East – Ministry Coordinator (Hubs)
  • Elenne Ford – Board member
  • Li Ai Gamble – Board member and National Ministry Coordinator
  • Bronwynne Greenway – Regional Ministry Coordinator (Qld)
  • John Hollier – Board Secretary
  • Wendy Konemann – Board member and Regional Ministry Coordinator (NSW)
  • Jenny Metcalfe – Finance and Administration Officer
  • Hélène van Ruth – Regional Ministry Coordinator (SA);

In particular, we ask that direct your prayers for each of these people to enjoy continued:

  1. personal spiritual growth in their faith in Jesus;
  2. spiritual protection for them and their families as they lead the ministry in their various roles;
  3. unity and wisdom as a team to enable the ministry to grow and the gospel of peace to transform people’s lives; and
  4. provision of the right people to join them in this ministry.