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Farewell Jacco

Saturday 11 October, 2014

Last time I finished with an invite to all, to visit us in here in Cairns during the school holidays. Some of you did take us up on that and we have enjoyed the visits. We have enjoyed the presence of a couple from a Reformed Church in the WA Metro area, and a family from Albany,WA who have spent a couple of weeks amongst us. Our sister Wilma Postmus was also blessed with having some family members visit and help her celebrate her birthday. The van Laar's  have also had a number of visitors, one who has been amongst us for nearly a year. We are sad to have to farewell Jacco van Ravenswaaij, their nephew, who has been a part of us for so long. It will be hard to say goodbye as he returns to his home in Holland. In return, we expect a group of  8 Dutchmen to join us in worship next week as they make their way to PNG to assist in some MAF projects.
We are excited to have the Wildeboer family arriving and spending quite some time among us. They hope to spend a couple of months among us as they anticipate the birth of their next child. We pray God will grant that all things go smoothly with the birth and they can also recharge for the work they do in Lae, PNG. In the mean time we can enjoy reconnecting with the family, as well as enjoying the blessing of having a pastor in our midst. 
With that in mind, we are also very eagerly looking forward to the upcoming Classis meeting and the outcomes from it. We pray earnestly that all things will happen in such a way that God may be honoured and glorified as much as possible. We rejoice with the church in Mt Nasura who have received the exciting news that Rev Bredenhof has accepted the call they extended. A wonderful blessing indeed.
We have also been blessed with one more visitor. Hopefully this one will be a very long term one. Regular local visitors,  the Irons family, have been blessed with the birth of a new son. We thank God that all can be well with mother and child and pray for them to have all they need to guide him and their other 3 children in the ways of the Lord. 
Have a blessed Sunday! 

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