The ‘Caravan of Courage’

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  • 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 have covered over 3000kms. They were joined by Steve and Mel Behrens from Townsville whom also have a heart for Queensland. The team had some significant conversations about God and his purpose. praying with a lady who is spiritually deceived but open to hearing about the truth of Jesus.  Another significant conversation was with a farmer who was looking for work due to the drought conditions on his farm. While he wasn’t open to being prayed with, he agreed to be prayed for. Thank you Jesus, he had a job that afternoon! God is doing a new thing in Queensland and we are blessed to see him move.

 

  • Ron and Paula were sharing with a cattle farmer about what they do, and the farmers response was to share a story about how people in the local community gathered in a church one night to pray for rain.  He and a mate thought for a bit of fun they would get up on the roof with hoses and turn them on, but they decided against it.  However that night it poured done rain.  Ron asked the farmer how he felt about this and his response was, “God was so taken back by a bunch of sinners praying for rain he couldn’t help but make it rain.”

 

  • Outback connections’ next ‘Caravan of Courage’ tour begins on Monday 1st June at Goondiwindi, a border town on the banks of the McIntyre river on the Qld/NSW border, about 400 km south west of Brisbane.  These tours have a two-fold purpose; one to work the ground spiritually, by praying with and for individuals and communities as well as doing practical things for people in need, secondly to plant seeds of truth by sharing God story in our story with whoever is open. If we do find people interested we then intentionally follow them up via email, phone or Skype, as well visiting them as soon as we are able again.
    We will be spending a couple of days in Goondiwindi before heading off to St George, population 1200, 200km West of Goondiwindi.  We also hope to visit a group that meets in Surat, which is 100km north of St George.

 

  • Then it is onto Cunnamulla, 300km west of St George.  Cunnamulla has a population of just under a 1000 people.   It also has a large indigenous population settled here. During this time we will connect with Paul and Nicky Webster and spend time encouraging them and the small group they have as well as doing practical stuff to help out in the town where needed.  We will spend up to two weeks in Cunnamulla.On the 19 June we head 200km west to Thargomindah, population 200 and Quilpie population 500, spending a couple of days in each of these small towns.  Many of these towns are experiencing drought conditions and we hope to help out practically were we can if doors open up.

 

  • From Quilpie we head east 200km to Charleville population 3000, this town is a regional centre for the South West of Queensland.  We plan to spend a few days in this town with a desire to find a person and train someone who would eventually be the key leader for the southwest region of the State.

 

  • The last leg of our tour will take us northeast through Roma, Miles, Chinchilla, Mundubbra eventually finishing in Rockhampton on the 2 July.The trip will cover over 3000km and go through 20 towns.  If you sense God would have you partner with us on one of our “tours” please get in contact as we have a number of tours planned each year around the North West, Central West and South West of Queensland.   Watch out for dates in the near future about when and where the next tour will be going.  If you would like further information, please contact Ron and Paula Turner at rppkturner@bigpond.com

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