Comprising over 2 million people, this is one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas.
It is home to over half the worlds nations. In the Fairfield area alone, over 70 different languages are spoken while Auburn is home to people from over 100 nations. The largest urban communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in the region. This is truly a great harvest field.
The West Sydney Praxeis team are pioneering in this rich kaleidoscope of nations and peoples. Led by Andrew and Mindy Pyman, they have a vision to see churches planted in every ethnic group. Indian Hindus, Afghan Muslims, Chinese Buddhists and Aussie battlers are being discipled in shops, apartments, cafes and housing commission flats across the city. As their growing team of workers prayer walk the streets, they share the Gospel and find hungry people who are discipled to become inner leaders of simple churches. They dream of disciples multiplying into the nations.
I went to grab some lunch at a local (Croatian) club and met a 20 year old Buddhist and Cambodian (Khmer) background waitress who was open to talk about God. I invited her to join me at my table after she finished her shift (30 min later). We talked about her dreams/ambitions and I encouraged her that God had made her uniquely (in His image) and as...Read More
We met Annette* in our local park and struck up a spiritual conversation with her and her four sons. It seemed like we kept on bumping into this Pakistani family around our neighborhood and soon we found ourselves being invited into her home for chai.
Being a muslim family, we talked about 'Eid' (a Muslim holiday celebrating the story of Abraham...Read More
Andrew from West Sydney met 'Johnny' at footy training about a year ago. Johnny had a court case coming up and Andrew asked if he could pray for it. This led to more spiritual conversations during and after training at the pub and Johnny shared how he sometimes visits his Mum's spiritualist church. Andrew had already started a 'footy boys church' t...Read More
"I'm not a Christian...yet"
Some days are just hard work for me in Mount Druitt as I prayer walk some of the poorest streets in Sydney and share the gospel with many people who are sick of religion. Every Sunday, I am joined by 'JL' (Jackson-Leigh) who treks down from his home in the Blue Mountains to our little townhouse in Mount Druitt. JL kee...Read More
"Take New South Wales” spoke the Heart of God to Andrew and Mindy Pyman during the 40 days of prayer and fasting. So in response to this Andrew and Mindy and Pete and Vicki Stokes prayer walked a number of the large country towns north west of Sydney after the Easter break. Pete and Andrew were asking God to give them “a sense” of what God mi...Read More
Jesus loves family and as seen in the book of Acts loves to encounter entire households. What begun with a prayer with one man soon extended to the whole family for Andrew and Brian*. Andrew Pyman met Brian whilst prayer walking Mt Druitt in the West Sydney hub late 2013. Andrew prayed for Brian and then offered to read the bible with him and his f...Read More
One can never know where a disciple might be found or where in the world an encounter might lead. As was the case Andrew and Mindy Pyman from the West Sydney hub discovered. While prayer walking from town to town around the edge of NSW in October 2013, they were privileged to baptise John*, a German backpacker who had recently starting attendin...Read More