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 towns of the far west of Queensland. Recently a team of 21 young people went to Quilpie to do a week of activities with the primary aged kids. This town has a total population of 600. The couple that led this team had being going for 10 years into the town with little fruit. They had given up going two years ago which is when Ron and Paula started going into this town and praying. After a “God’ connection between this couple and the Turners, the decision was made for them to return and for the Turners to do followup discipleship.
During the week 34 children attend the week long activities with the Gospel being weaved throughout the activities. At the end of the week 21 children indicated they want to explore a journey with Christ. This is amazing! …However the reason for this is because many have gone into this town for years to lay a foundation of prayer, asking God to break through with the Kingdom of light into this wasteland. God is now opening up the spring of living water in this tiny place and we now have the challenge and privilege of following up and discovering the households of peace in this town.
– Ron & Paula Turner (Outback connections)