The past few weeks at Deloraine church, just west of Launceston in Tasmania, have been full of activity and blessings.
The church members in Deloraine have been very supportive of this project.
After praying for a van for only four days, God opened doors to give them the Deloraine Church Community Bus.
The van will be used for community needs, to transport members to and from church, and mission trips for the youth group. It will also serve as a health van at markets, with church members able to offer health assessments, prayer, Bible studies and the overall promotion of a healthy lifestyle to the community.
“The church members in Deloraine have been very supportive of this project,” reports a member.
“We will also be fundraising so we can pay for the continual upkeep for the bus.”
Recently, Pastor Mark Goldsmith gathered the church together to pray and dedicate both the bus and the newly formed youth group to the Lord’s work.
The Deloraine youth group were among the first to use the new bus, as they were picked up for their first meeting on August 7.
The meeting included games, music, a Bible study and a brainstorming session about community activities.
“We had some great discussions and put forward some thoughts and ideas of where our youth group will be heading,” said youth leader Taylah Mott.
“Please keep us in your prayers as we go forward in the ministry God has led us into—for the group’s spiritual growth and our community outreach.”