WEEK 1 | Team Australia!
After thirty hours of travel time, we finally got off the plane in Melbourne and hit the ground running. We met our host families, took an hour to get cleaned up, then jumped right into prophetic ministry at a church in Melton. On the way there our host family, the pastors of the church, told me and Molly about how they opened up the sign-up sheets for receiving a prophetic word and within a couple hours every slot was full. Their church is so hungry for more of what we carry. It was an incredible blessing to speak life and destiny into person after person, sharing the Father's heart for them. We only got a small glimpse of their congregation that night, but it was immediately obvious to us that we were surrounded by people that were very familiar with the Holy Spirit and were desperate for more of the Lord.
The following morning we met back at the church where Andrew did an incredible job of leading us in worship, accompanied by Matt, Addison, and I. During worship, Barbie and Kasey shared the creative nature of the Holy Spirit with the church by doing some prophetic paintings at the front (both of which turned out beautifully).
For the teaching, Molly shared a powerful message about bitter root judgments that perfectly balanced some hard-to-hear truths with the redemptive power of a loving God. She had us back and forth between laughing out loud and sitting in awe of the revelation bombs she dropped with such ease. The congregation was greatly impacted by her message and when it came time for ministry, half the church went forward for prayer. We spent nearly an hour praying and ministering to so many beautiful people, uprooting ungodly beliefs, breaking generational chains and blessing families. When we were finished, the children of the church ran up and gave us little brown packages with pictures they had colored, scripture verses, and chocolate coconut treats they'd made as a thank you gift for our team.
All in all, our first full day in Australia was a total success! The kindness of everyone we've encountered has been so humbling, and at times having the privilege of serving such an amazing group of people feels more like a blessing for us than it is to the church. Even though our focus is on pouring out everything we've learned this year, the Lord is so good that he's pouring right back into us!
We have a few more days here in Melton before we move on to the next city and we have some very exciting things planned. Thank you for all of your prayers and support! God is going to continue to move in the hearts of our team and everyone we encounter. Australia here we come!
- Written by Jordyn White