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Yagoona means ‘today’

by on March 31, 2011

Tasteful montage of the Yagoona team

I am told that Yagoona is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘today’. The gospel calls us to turn to Christ as long as it is called today. “Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” (Hebrews 3:15). How has this been happening in Yagoona over the last few days?

Q&A Night – The team had a great time chatting over some difficult questions about Christian faith. Although it was intended as an outreach event, all of the attendees were church members. However, this didn’t prevent God using the event to strengthen faith and further his mission in the world!

Door-knocking – One of the highlights of our team meetings has been the feedback from door-knocking. Some of our team were invited into the home of a women and her son, who listened to a half-hour presentation of the gospel and responded by admitting their alienation from God and desire to follow Christ.

Exploding vehicles – Ok, this isn’t strictly related to gospel-progress in Yagoona, but it adds a bit of action. At 3am on Wednesday morning the car of the children’s minister at Yagoona burst into flames, and was entirely gutted by the fire before emergency services arrived. Thankfully the house didn’t catch alight, and a team members car was only mildly damaged from the heat. Police investigation continues.

Nursing Home visit – It was a special treat to visit the folk at Yagoona nursing home. Greg Anderson donned a piano accordion to lead us in song, and Grant gave a short Bible talk on the topic of hope. Grant also saved the day when we encountered an elderly man who had taken a fall on the footpath outside, and was bleeding from his nose and forehead. It’s been a dramatic mission in many ways, as we’ve been faced head-on with the needs of real people, both spiritual and physical.

Caption competition. First prize wins a hug from Gauci.*

*unless he refuses

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  1. Scott Mackay permalink

    Caption “Burning up Yagoona” – Jess Khor

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