For many years there has been a decline in the many towns throughout western Queensland, because of social, economic and spiritual issues. These issues have arisen due to poor government policy, mining exploration and an unwillingness by the church to embrace the changes in their communities and as a result the church has moved from being a voice of hope to a voice of religion from a bygone past.
To use the words of Jesus, “they are harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” God is grieving over the people of the outback and is asking His people to bring His hope into these communities.
We believe the time has come to start reaping the harvest that God is preparing in the west. So we have a simple vision to connect the outback with Christ under God’s guidance. To build a team of people committed to multiplying disciples out of the harvest. You can join the team!
Becoming a team member
Prayer – Every team need fans to cheer them on, as a prayer partner you are cheering the team in the game of making disciples that multiply. For a movement of God to become a reality it will need a team of people willing to pray persistently and passionately for the harvest God is preparing in rural and remote QLD. Movement without prayer is like an eagle without wings; it is merely a dream. To be a fan please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resourcing the vision – Every team has sponsors, as a financial partner you are sponsoring the team to achieve the vision of God’s kingdom coming into every part of rural and remote QLD. We need a team of financial partners who will join with us to see the harvest ripened and brought into the kingdom. To be a sponsor please email us at email@example.com
Workers for the harvest – Every team needs players on the ground. As a player you take responsibility for seeing the great commission fulfilled in your relational network. If you want to join the team as a player please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The game plan
We Pray and Fast for the harvest.
We Go and Connect in the harvest.
We Disciple and Equip people from the harvest.
We teach people from the harvest to Reproduce and Multiply disciples.
Coffee Connect Trailer
We use the coffee connect trailer as a way of accessing a community to find people of peace who are open spiritual, hungry to learn more and willing to share this out in their relational network. All profits from the trailer go towards a youth initiative in that local community in which are working at the time.
We also use the trailer to help students in remote schools to learn basic barista skills to help enhance their skill base for future employment.
"Just got off the phone to Dan in Roma, he has a vision to reach the small towns that surround Roma. Last Sunday they had a baptism that occurred in Yuleba a tiny town to the East of Roma. He said the lady who was baptised invited the whole town to come, 200 people. 100 people turned up! Wow! Got the town talking as many had never seen or heard...Read More
Sometime ago God gave a promise to the Outback Connections team from Isaiah 43:18-19 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."
This we believe is a call to persevere in the small and isolated town...Read More
Recently, Paula had being reaching out to a lady by the name of Amy*. Amy suffered from a lack of identity and and has huge addiction issues as a result. Paula felt led by God to ask Amy if she would like to do a DBS with her exploring stories that highlighted identity and purpose. Amy agreed but after a couple of weeks she was not keen to continue...Read More
For some the concept of discipleship and what it looks like in the harvest has been difficult to understand. On one trip recently one of our key people was struggling with this and God gave us an amazing opportunity to demonstrate what it means to share His story.
We were meeting to pray for the community we were in and as the three of us sat an...Read More
The harvest in Blackwater has been slow but just in recent weeks the group connected with a young mum that was out of the harvest. They spent time with her, loved her, did not judge her and read scripture with her. The experience for the group was amazing. Everyone in that group had some input into this family’s life. They were surprised at...Read More
Our last caravan of Courage tour took us through the south West of Queensland. We travelled 3700km prayed in 20 towns ranging in size from 100 to 10,000 population and we connected through pray, sharing the gospel, and reading scripture with over 100 people.
One of the saddest stories we came across was a family who are hand feeding 8000 sheep e...Read More
The “Caravan of Courage” has just completed its first journey for 2014! Ron and Paula Turner are committed to seeing a movement throughout the outer regions of Queensland. To partner with Jesus they are praying throughout the towns, sharing the gospel and finding people of peace. This trip has taken them to 18 towns in Queensland and they ha...Read More
Ron and Paula Turner
Coffee connect trailer will be serving in the following places:
– Sunday 27th August at the Blackwater Community Markets
– Friday 1st September at the Thangool Bull Sale
– Saturday 9th September at the Quilpie Show
– Sunday 17th September at the Blackwater Community Markets
– Friday 22nd September at the Bouldercombe Bull Sale