Nov 242016
 

Dear Action Prayer Partners,

We hope you are well and happy.

alice-springs-to-darwin-mapPlease pray for Fred & Carol Schaeffer who’ve just left their home on the Gold Coast to minister in the hot outback centre of Australia for the Christmas and New Year season. They cannot stop their desire to reach Aboriginal Children even in the holidays. At this time of year many Aboriginal Communities are blooming with children of all ages. They are out of school for 6-8 weeks and need activities to participate in.

Please pray for the Outback Communities of Alice Springs and Darwin, Bagot Community and leaders Joesphine & Leslie Corporal, Noelene & Leon Maralngurra, Christine Barbour, Sherry Lowah, Terry Medling, Brian Jeffries and us as we join these them to share the “Jesus for Children” events that offer salvation first – where testimony and the “Jesus for Children” DVD is played, a time of activity, art, craft, fun, fellowship with a meal and prayer is offered.

What better Christmas present than the gift of Jesus and positive change in a community!

Specifically please pray for Fred & Carol as they travel and stay in these locations for the next 5 weeks. They need the Lord’s divine direction, safety, health and endurance as the temperatures are normally 100-115 Fahrenheit and the heat can be very draining and the sun very intense.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us. (NIV)

Please pray for the outreaches to bring many into Jesus’ eternal love and for those that choose Jesus – to be connected to local disciples. Please pray for the workers in these field’s that need this support and more of God’s love.

God bless you and please let us know how we can be praying for you.

“Love like Christ!”

Ref. Fred & Carol Schaeffer, A.C.T.S. Inc.

Nov 162016
 

Dear Action Prayer Partners,

We hope you are well and happy. Please agree in prayer with us for:

Pastors Josephine & Leslie who are looking after their 9 year old niece who needs parenting and much love. They need personal revelation and the Holy Spirits guidance to help raise her, for their marriage as they step into this new role and for their family relationships. They feel the more they press into the Lord – the more the spiritual attacks come. Please pray they see God’s perspective, direction in ministry and recognize Godly revelations as the He guides them in their pursuit of Jesus.

Rev Brian Jefferies and the Anglican Church of Alice Springs – for long term success in their Sunday evening Aboriginal Fellowship and that those who attend would come to know our Lord Jesus Christ. For blessing over the Leaders who chose to participate in Anglican Safe Ministry Training and for the children of the Aboriginal Fellowship to be valued and protected.

Christine Barbour who ministers to the Aboriginal Communities of Alice Springs. Please pray for protection while she travels, for finances to increase and for to be sent the right people to assist her as she goes into outback communities each weekend to minister and give Bibles away to Aboriginal people.

God Bless you family and friends. We pray Colossians 3:16 (NLV) for you – Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
“Love like Christ!”

Ref. Fred & Carol Schaeffer, A.C.T.S. Inc.

Nov 112016
 

Dear Action Prayer Partners,

We pray Philippians 4:4 for you today. “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!” (NLT)

Please praise and pray with us for;

Pastor Terry Medling who hosts weekly inner city revival services in Alice Springs, NT. We give praise to the Lord that Terry has a regular attendance of 60+ Aboriginal people. He needs prayer support for a “new volunteer bus driver, a new bus and possibly a new building to host these meetings.” Support them on facebook: Anglican Church of the Ascension Alice Springs.

Pastors Josephine & Leslie Bowden who are forging forward for Christ in the community of Baggot, Darwin, NT. They are running a church in this Aboriginal Community and have asked for prayer support to “hold back the attacks upon them.” They also seek miraculous healing for Auntie Rosalie Gracie Archie whose fighting a motor neuron disease. Thank God for miracle healing, in Jesus Name!

The Christian leaders of the Woorabinda community; Rosita Tilly, Carol Major, Diane Hasel, Jason & Francis Watson who’ve asked for prayer covering for themselves and their families. Please ask the Lord for His physical and emotional healing to fall upon them and that His amazing discernment, blessing and love will rain down as they help others see God’s plan for their lives.

Leaders being prayed for at the Jesus Tree in Woorabinda.

Leaders being prayed for at the Jesus Tree in Woorabinda.

Fred & Carol Schaeffer who are currently planning a 6 week tour into Alice Springs & Darwin, Northern Territory where they’ll run “Jesus for Families & Children Events” over the Christmas/New Year season.

Thank you again for your continued love and support. God Bless you and yours.

“Love like Christ!”

Ref. Fred & Carol Schaeffer, A.C.T.S. Inc.

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Oct 262016
 

“We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.” 1 Thessalonians 1:2 (NLT)

Dear Action Prayer Partners,

We most appreciate your continuing intercession for God’s movement in Australia for up to 25 years. In 2007 we requested you to pray for “The Lord of the Harvest to send workers from all over His world… to answer the cries from Australia’s Outback”. Hallelujah, God has consistantly answered our prayers!

Today, we beg you to pray for the freeing, by Christ in 2016, of the most neglected Aboriginal Children, especially the sacred ones in the Outback. Massive united Action Prayer is vital!

Please pray with us for:

Sherry inviting people to visit the church

Sherry inviting people to visit the church

Sherry Lowah from Alice Springs, Northern Territory has been seeing many ministries come to Alice in way she’s never seen before. May she be totally dependent on God for her own personal healing, needs and focus on the next generations. As a local Minister she’s out in the streets witnessing, working in the region, helping her family and growing in the Lord herself.

Preaching in Alice Springs

Preaching in Alice Springs

Reverend Canon Brian Jeffries from Alice Springs is keen to have continued prayer covering for those that committed their lives to Christ during the Will Graham crusade that was held in the centre of Australia, in Alice Springs, during May 2016. Please agree with the many who are discipling the 800+ respondents. That they would let God be the centre of their desire and Christ be their top priority in life.

Carl & Gail MuschCarl & Gail Musch joyfully report that 60+ people responded to God’s saving grace at a recent outreach in Yikkarla, QLD. Please agree with them that each one of these people will stay strong to their salvation and desire the Lord above all else. Carl has requested prayer for his personal prayer life – that it “rises in quality and quantity to meet the demands of ministry to be truly faithful in all that God wants of him.” They need practical and administrative support in many areas. Their two daughters are far from home training for their own calls in life and are unable to help as much. He states, “most other problems will get worked out and resolved if he gets his prayer life right!” Please pray for Carl to be set free from Diabetes and for he and Gail to have the energy, endurance and stamina to run the great race that the Lord has set before them.

mcmastersfriendswebThe McMasters confirmed Carol Major’s report of revival in Woorabinda. For years, Christian’s avoided going to dangerous Woorabinda and it now has 7 churches, is clean (a no alcohol community), with a new Mayor advocating major positive change. A.C.T.S. Volunteer Coordinator Dina McMaster with husband Scott and son Jeziah, applaud A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelists Carol Major and Rosita Tilly (pictured in photo at left). These two ‘agents of change’ minister full time in their homes, churches and throughout the community. The McMaster’s joined Carol Major and prayed for a 19 year old in the hospital with multiple seizures. 3 days later the young man was out of the hospital, was unrecognizable because he looked so well. Another young man healed of back problems was able to return to his work without wearing a full time back brace. Please pray each day for the new Christians joining Carol and Rosita.

Please pray daily that…

That Australian Outback Leaders are connected with Godly opportunities and for massive protection as they outreach and disciple. Please agree that they are discerning in all areas of their personal lives and that they do not grow weary while doing good but have the endurance and grace to run the race on His path. (1 Corinthians 16:6-9, Hebrews 12:3)

We would love to hear any words you feel led to send to us, especially specific prayers for you and yours – by replying to this email.

“Love like Christ!”

Ref. Fred & Carol Schaeffer, A.C.T.S. Inc.

Oct 142016
 

Missionaries and world health officials agree that Aboriginal families in Australia’s Outback are the most neglected people on the face of the earth …. But who cares?

A.C.T.S. #1 job is to expand the growing list of fervent Action Prayer Partners like yourself. Please email us if you are moved to add an email and or postal address of someone who’d care to receive our letters.


Please pray that all Leaders in the Field of the Australian Outback are Christ-like in their love for each other and the lost, that they reproduce themselves through mentoring relationships, to keep themselves rested and fresh, to keep revival going and growing throughout Australia. That they never worry, always rejoice, pray, think positively and act like Christ everyday. (John 13:34, Psalm 85:6 & Philippians 4:4-9)

Below are current stories from the A.C.T.S. Outback Volunteer Evangelists. Please keep them in your regular prayers.

noeleneleomaralngurrawebLeon & Noelene Maralngura from the Darwin, Northern Territory region report that prayer covering is needed for the following communities; Bagot, Minmarama, 1Mile Dam, Knuckys Lagoon and 15Mile as they are seeking restoration for people with many choosing and returning to the Lord with strength and renewal. 15Mile is in revival and the leaders want to see the spirit of religiosity removed so that the people only worship Jesus. Leon and Neolene have been asked to visit 15Mile as much as possible rather then just on a Sunday. They’ve been invited by Phillip & Lorna Goodman whose desire is to receive God’s Spirit, be set on fire for Jesus and they specifically want to see their community of 15Mile be “turned upside down and yield to God’s kingdom.” Please keep these two couples in your prayers as they are happily storming their regions for the Lord.

Carl leading a prayer rally in Gan Gan

Carl leading a prayer rally in Gan Gan


Carl Musch reports that more and more Aboriginal believers have a real hunger for the Word of God. His prayer is that the Lord will raise up and trust forth labourers to join the harvest. He sees the need for people to be sent forth by the Lord, backed up by His arm of strength because no one is strong enough to do all that needs to be done unless God’s spirit truly empowers them to go the distance and breakthrough the opposition that the enemy throws into the outback. He sees training as part of the Great Commission; to teach (Matthew 28: 18-20) as Jesus told us to do – to make disciples who obey the Lord, but He calls us all to pray that God will send people into the fields with passionate, overcoming, preserving, Word confirming power.

Christine Barbour who ministers in the 25+ communities outside of Alice Springs is very grateful for the support of Bibles and children’s resources that she was blessed with through A.C.T.S. She recently travelled 300 kilometres (210 miles) over dirt tracks with lots of challenges to face but was able to share the “spot on gospel message”, give away Bibles and children’s resources.

ronpaulaturnerwebRon & Paula Turner who travel 40,000 kilometres (28,000 miles) a year, in rural and remote parts of QLD are seeing moves of God in the Outback. They recently spent time in Quilpie where they raised funds for the local school of 60 kids while serving at the local rodeo, met with local employees and shared God’s grace and love. This opened the door for them to help out next year with the town’s 100 year anniversary. When they left Quilpie a Council Officer hugged them and said, “you are a like angels from God!” Please keep their travels and this region in your prayers.

Oct 102016
 

What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!” Matthew 10:27b (NLT)

Dear Action Prayer Partners,

We are seeking your specific prayer support.

We have been back in Australia for less then 3 weeks and felt a ‘change’ upon our return. Then last week in my personal prayer time – I heard a whisper from the Holy Spirit that revealed a ‘new work’ for us. Others in Australia who’d been praying consulted together while we were away, confirmed the change to come.

We feel the change. We are accepting it and we specifically need the leading of the Holy Spirit and your support in prayer to help us to determine our best joint actions. If you could pray for us about this ‘new work’, which is to be different than the past, where we need to be bold and courageous, we would value your time. Thank you very much.

In regards to A.C.T.S. Inc. while we were away, we would like to report:

That our new Volunteer Coordinator and friend, Dina McMaster, was able to not only generate bi-weekly prayer for our Volunteer Evangelists but established contact with 17 new leaders that are pursuing revival in the outback.

That A.C.T.S. Regional Coordinator, across the top end of Australia, Carl Musch feels the current revival is unique – that the hunger for God’s Word amongst the Aboriginal people is abounding. Carl is now focusing on training and discipling about 90 mature Aboriginal Christians and they would truly appreciate your prayers for complete and total healing for Carl – who needs a miracle to be rid of diabetes and for themselves as they break off the past and move into this new journey with their Lord.

That Dawn Clay Obst, A.C.T.S. Regional Coordinator in the vast area of Wagga Wagga, NSW is recovering from a stroke and is doing much better. She needs prayer for continued improvement in every area of her body especially her speech.

We we would love to hear any words you feel led to send to us, especially specific prayers for you and yours by contacting us here.

Sep 132016
 

Hello Prayer Partners,

Thank you for your dedication to prayer. We are grateful for your commitment and we pray that your day is blessed with an abundance of love from our amazing Savour, Jesus Christ.

Please pray for:

Diandra & Phillip – to be blessed with a desire to serve the Lord and for the Lord to bring them closer to their salvation and their commitment to Him as they are soon be married and become one.

Mel & family – financial increase for their travels, divine connections and direction as they outreach for God. Blessing and clarity for those they are mentoring at this time.

Sammy, Tammy & family – blessing and covering as they are forging forward in the call of God upon their lives to carry revival to all the people of Australia.

Carl & ministry team – blessing, safety for travels and provision needed for continual meetings at this time.

Barry – blessing and favour for him as he steps out in ministry and evangelism, after losing his wife.

Sally & Caine – blessing and direction as they step out into a new way of ministry.

Nev & Isabel – protection and blessing on this last leg of their ministering journey in 2016.

Alison – a miracle in her blood as she is very unwell and in hospital.

Ross – freedom from addiction and mental challenges.

Joyce – healing from an autoimmune illness that only God can cure.

Tonja – miracle healing in her broken leg.

Fred & Carol Schaeffer – for them to know God’s safety and to feel Gods supernatural rest, revelation, refreshing and encouragement as they travel long hours and transition back to their home in Australia. For clarity, direction, focus, understanding, wisdom and love to flow in their decision making and planning for their upcoming ‘Jesus for Children’ tours.

Pacific Coast Christian School – for strategy and decisions regarding new staff and development for their 2017 new Pacific Hope Christian School.

Desert Life Church – for their renovations to finalise smoothly after months of restoration due to the Alice Springs floods earlier this year.

Uniting Church QLD – need ministers to fill the Uniting Church roles available. Looking to source outside of denomination to fill the positions.

Praise & Prayer:

Thank you for the team of 25 that visited Cherbourg Community. We pray that the seeds they planted in this outreach are watered by the local Christian Leaders and that the Holy Spirit penetrates this region deeply, in Jesus name.

God Bless you Prayer Warriors!

Aug 152016
 

G’day Prayer Partners,

From The Passion Bible, Romans 15: 13 – We pray that God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fills you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in Him and that the power of the Holy Spirit continually surrounds your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope! In Jesus name.

Please join us in praying for:

Gary & Kerrie’s direction, alignment, safety and provision as they step out into a new season of travelling ministry in the outback.

Caleb & Kerry’s church body and ministry as they’ve had a shift in their board members due to the mining industry in town. They need clear guidance from the Lord as they seek new members and leaders with patience.

Ron & Paul who are believing for the town of Goodiwindi to bear fruit from the years of ministry, teachings and Jesus seeds that have been sown.

Terry & Malpiya who are praising the Lord for a significant financial breakthrough all the while believing for a breakthrough miracle for Malpiya. We agree with them that they will be able to see Aboriginal men to rise up as leaders for Christ in their region of Alice Springs.

Cliff who is grateful for his continued good health while he has been regularly blessed with work though he feels like he will work forever, he is praising the Lord that he has work and the opportunity and ability to outreach.

Leslie and those he’s leading in Bible study to discover God and for them to be set free from addiction and mental issues.

Peter & Joy who desire for people they are reaching to see that Jesus makes a difference in their lives and that salvations come forth when they reach into their regional areas of Darwin.

Jude & Christine need protection as they travel and share the Lord with others.

Cindy who needs a miracle from cancer.

Tony as he walks out his new life with Jesus.

Toni who needs a miracle to be set free from depression, anxiety and fear.

Carol & Fred Schaeffer’s protection, provision and divine connection as they travel in the USA and return to Australia in September.

The communities of Cranbrook as many are believing for male leaders to rise up and choose to lead in the community.

Mapoon and surrounding regions who need the right people of peace to minister while families are scattered and the Elders in these lands need to become true disciples for the Lord.

Grace Chapel Missions team who are in Guatemala. They need safety, insight on how to serve the poor and needy population. May the team (including Natalie, our granddaughter) be a light in darkness and shine like stars sharing the word of life.

A.C.T.S. Board of Advisors to be led by the Lord in all plans and decisions they make.
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Australia’s continent and ocean borders to be protected and for the strong Godly leaders of our country to rise up as mentors for the younger generations. For Godly blessing, protection and favour to be upon the leaders in the field who are sharing Jesus and for the Holy Spirit to guide them and for our government to make decisions led by the Lord.

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The United States population to be guided by Lord in the election decisions and voting, for protection over the entire country and it’s people and for discernment for those making decisions in government. For God inspired leaders to stand in their call and to have strength and boldness as God leads them in their regions.

The body of Christ to walk in unity.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

We value and thank you for your prayers and are blessed to be praying with you.

Jul 172016
 

James 5:16 states that the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

We thank you for your agreement to pray with us.

We Praise the Lord For:
Indigenous Leaders being used in new ways and seeing God move as they step out into His works.
Though Alice Springs, Northern Territory was flooded out last week and received an abundance of rain & damage – the leaders we have spoken to are all safe.

Prayer Requests:

The Schaeffer’s continued safety and connections while they are away from Australia in the USA and for A.C.T.S. Inc. because the connections for the continued ‘Jesus for Children’ tours are falling into very place well.

Ron & Paula Turner who are refreshed in the Lord as they gathered with like minded people to pray, study God’s word, and connect with the people of Central Australia on their recent tour.

Witnessing in Australia

Witnessing in Central Australia

The miracles that took place and seeds that were sown in Woorabinda Community when Scott & Dina McMaster recently ministered there.

Please Pray For:
Fred & Carol Schaeffer as they travel and preach on the East Coast of the USA.

Pastor Yepwi and family as they travel across Australia into the mission’s field of Kalgoorlie.

Ron & Paula Turner to be alert to the Holy Spirit’s leading as they connect into Goondiwindi over the next 4 weeks, for insight for them to find the persons of peace that will facilitate discipleship multiplication in the town of Goondiwindi and for them to operate in God’s wisdom as they train and equip people in how to obey the mandate of the Great Commission.

Jodie Hughes who’s enduring testing in hospital and needs an immediate miracle in Jesus name.

Charlie to be healed from epilepsy and the suspected cause of it.

Doug to be healed from MS and Diabetes.

Rose to be healed from Diabetes and Kidney Disease.

Ken to be healed from Kidney Disease.

Anne to be healed in her eyes to avoid cataract surgery and the loss of her driver’s license.

Yvette to be miraculously healed from continued health issues over the last 3 years.

Sue to be set free from addition to drugs.

Carol who needs continued favor in the court system for her grandson’s care and for continued restoration in her family regarding this young boy.

Shea who needs prayer support as the new Mayor of Woorabinda and has opened the door for ministry in the community.

Scott who needs a new job due to continued bullying in the workplace and for this treatment to cease.

In Jesus Mighty Name~

We value your prayers. Thank you prayer partners and God bless you. We pray for you regularly and believe the Lord is revealing His love for you day by day.

Dina McMaster
A.C.T.S. Volunteer Coordinator

Jul 012016
 

Praise Report
Indigenous Leaders being used in new ways and seeing God move as they step out into His works.
Though Alice Springs, Northern Territory was flooded out last week and received an abundance of rain & damage – the leaders we have spoken to are all safe.

Prayer Requests:

Restoration and favour upon the NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee http://www.naidoc.org.au/about) Rally in Ipswich, Queensland this month on the 23rd of July.

Blessing and God’s presence to be upon Alice Springs at this time of unexpected flooding and weather damage. Read more here

A photo of the flooding in Alice Springs

A photo of the flooding in Alice Springs


‘Leaders in the Field’ of Australia who are outreaching all over the Nation need prayer for favour, blessing, healing and discernment as there is a real awakening taking place in Australia. They also need co-labourers to support and supply time, prayer, finance and energy. People are rising up and answering the call of God upon their lives and stepping out in new ways – believing that the Lord has gone before them and will make a way where there is no current way.
Favour in the Christian political polls for Shea who is running for election this week.
For clarity and direction in Pass on the Fire Ministries as they step out in a new vision to reach the Nation of Australia with rally’s of restoration all over the land.

God Bless you and thank you very much for your prayers.