A lot has been happening in Australia over the last couple of months with the droughts, floods, fires now the coronavirus. We wanted to let you know how you as JSMI partners have been involved in helping those in need.
We have connected with an amazing organisation called BlazeAid, – a volunteer based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia to help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed. Volunteers also help to lift the spirits of people who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought, or devastating losses through bushfires. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.
Through our JSMI partners and the Heritage of Faith Church members we have donated $30583.00 to this cause.
Terri Savelle Foy addressed the issue people are having with fear about the coronavirus and put some great scriptures in an email to her partners. So, we wanted to give you those scriptures to encourage you at this time, continue to stand and confess His word. Remembering as always FAITH overcomes fear
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you in My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. (Isaiah 41:10, AMP)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (Timothy 1:7, NKJV)
“Do not be afraid; only believe.” (Mark 5:36, NKJV)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. (Phillippians 4:6, NLT)
The Lord is my light and my salvation – so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? (Pslam 27:1,NLT)
Praying for you all
Rev Ian Slack
Australian Director – JSMI Australia