Praying for Narrabri

Dear friends,

As you pray this week, please keep the people at Narrabri and our PIM team in that area, David & Gae McDonald, in your prayers.

The Narrabri district has been severely affected by the drought, with some farmers who have been struggling to supply enough feed and water for their stock for more than a year now. This make just keeping going from day to day difficult.

As you may have seen on the news, many farming families are having to downsize their stock and some have been forced to sell their properties. This is very hard and impacts their families and the local communities.

Many farmers have been unable to plant any crops this season, and without rain soon will be unable to plant summer crops. Even many irrigators will be unable to sow crops this year as there is very little water available for irrigation.

Please pray for Sam and Shell Smith as they care for the members of their local congregation and members of their community. Pray that they will be able to let people know of God’s love during hard times.

David and Gae McDonald are PIM missionaries who work out of Narrabri. They send this message:

Thank you for your prayers. We know that it is only God that changes hearts and sustains us as we travel and disciple our outback families and friends.

At the moment –

Greg and Janet Cripps are travelling in south west Queensland and we are in NW NSW right now north of Lightning Ridge driving our way west.

Drought report – around Lightning Ridge there is still vegetation on the ground and the livestock look OK. Lightning Ridge has many industries so as a community, it is not as dependant on agriculture. Over the next week we will be travelling west and south to more devastated areas.

Thank you for partnering with us especially as God may be using the drought to turn people’s head to seek Him. Please pray that PIM can continue to be faithful in sharing the Gospel and opportunities will present themselves.

From your brother and sister in Christ in the dusty west.

Please keep David and Gae, and Greg and Janet, in your prayers.
Kind regards,

Liz McClean