WF Report – November-December, 2010
The Good News of the Kingdom of God to Clermont
We are bringing the Good News of the Kingdom of God to a township called Clermont. We were directed there by God and are continually being made aware of his presence and interest in the area. One of the ways we are trying to preach the Kingdom of God is by simply sharing coffee with the community. This has ordinarily taken the format of opening up the room we rent and going to find people who want a drink to then bringing them to our room for them to share time together in the hope that they will realize we are interested and care for them. This week we realized that this whole process could be made far more simple and effective by taking a table and some chairs down to the road and offer drinks and biscuits to whoever passed by. This is evidence of the fact that sometimes you have to think outside the box.. or hall in this case.
Clermont Wall-verse Painting
God taught me a very basic lesson this past week when Dani and myself set out to paint verses on any walls we could find in the Clermont area. We set out on foot and began asking every person that had a fairly big wall if we could paint a verse on it. The main problem was that the people who were at the houses at that time were not the owners but the renters and of course they all said it would be fine, but we weren’t too sure of this. So instead of lugging our paint & brushes around on foot, we got in the car and drove around Clermont. After 40 something houses and 1 hour had gone by, we went back to the main Clermont church building and low and behold the very house next to it was just too delighted for us to paint a verse on their house! It just goes to show that sometimes the people in need are right next to us and we pass them by because we’re so busy looking out ‘there’.