Plum Creek supports Jim & Becky Newman in Toowoomba, Australia. Australia has two general groups of people who need Jesus. 1) Much of Australia is considered "Post Christian". Many of these people know who Jesus is, but have decided not to follow him. Many of them have hardened hearts. They need to know the power of Jesus and his love for them. 2) Many people from unreached people groups in southeast Asia travel to Australia. Some come for education and others for employment. The harvest fields are ripe in Australia... both for revival among those who have turned away from Jesus and those from people who have never heard the name of Jesus spoken.
-Pray for Jim & Becky by name. Pray that they will have the health, energy, and wisdom to continue their faithful work (20+ years) in Australia.
-Plum Creek will be sending a short-term mission team to Australia for the first time in September 2023. Pray for that team to be an encouragement to Jim & Becky and the local church. Pray for them to bring new energy to reaching unreached people in Australia.
-Pray for the local church in Toowoomba. Pray that they are encouraged in their faith and that they are given courage to reach their neighbors for Jesus.
-Pray for Jim's work to start a new Bible College in Australia that would train up a new generation of pastors for churches in the country.