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Mar 062017
 

A.C.T.S SCRIPTURAL PRAYER METHOD
Adoration Confession Thanksgiving Supplication

Dear Friends,
Please join us in giving a grateful thanks to each of A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelists and Partners across Australia for their commitment to prayerfully keep Australia’s revival going and growing for a Christlike Australia.
A.C.T.S. Scriptural Prayer Method adds action behind the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
A. Adoration: “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12). Father God, we praise you for your love for every facet of your kingdom.
C. Confession: “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed” (James 5:16).
Please make our confession yours:
“Father God, forgive me for not loving/praying for each of this world’s Christians like Christ loves and prays for me…totally. (John 13:34). In Jesus name. Amen.
T. Thanksgiving “Praise the Lord, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever,” (Psalm 106:1).
Please join our appreciation for the:
New church plant in Boulia, Queensland with A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelists, Josephine Corporal and her husband, Lesley Bowden.

Josie & Leslie

Newly purchased and just renovated, after decades of action prayer, Ganggallah, Church in Tweed Heads, NSW filled with all ages, many nationalities, nicknamed the “fruit salad church”
3 new girls aged 8 & 9: (Kyeema, Sarafina, and Sylvia) learning about the Bible with Carol at the Gold Coast Church of the Nazarene:

Continued Holy Spirit revival in the Old Timer’s Camp outside Alice Springs aided by A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelist Terry Medling and a dedicated team.

S. Supplication: “…making supplication for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18 ESV)
Please join our pleas that:
Australia and its Church will fulfil their duty of care for their sacred children. Since 1991, we shared that Aboriginal kids are the most neglected children on the face of the earth. Australia has the world’s highest rate of youth suicide and incarceration. Amnesty International has slammed Australia over its staggering rate of youth incarceration in its annual report. Indigenous children were 24 times more likely to be detained than non-Indigenous children”. (see: www.buzzfeed.com) Browser line: indigenous youth – detention-amnesty- international
God will totally heal newborn, Leo, oxygen depravity/brain damage; 2 year old Liam, non functioning stomach after 2 operations; Jeff, dementia; Mark, burst hernia; Grantly, pancreatic and bone cancer, Jenn, blockages; Victoria, arthritic back pain; Jordan Habel, serious eye problems; and Rhonda an eye growth. The Holy Spirit will comfort and protect those who are imprisoned and or struggling with the law (i.e. John, Des, Brent and Danika).
Our triune God will bring joyful volunteers alongside Pastor Yousin Houe who with wife and 2 young daughters, provide weekly church and a meal for up to 70 Aboriginal children and adults weekly.
The renewal of A.C.T.S. matching grant from the Australian Bible Society and CRU enabling us to more than double the outreach and discipling resources we provide to A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelists in 2017 versus 2016.

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.

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.

Mar 172016
 

“He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him, says the Lord.” Psalm 91:15

Please pray with A.C.T.S. and the Schaeffers for:

Volunteer Evangelists Kathy and Ben Bird with Fred

Volunteer Evangelists Kathy and Ben Bird with Fred

The Spiritual growth of the Urban, Outback and Community based Aboriginal Volunteer Evangelists that are the hands and feet of Jesus in Australia.

The Discipleship and Training of A.C.T.S. to be well received in our upcoming tour to Alice Springs and Katherine, NT where Fred, Carol and many of the A.C.T.S. leaders will be meeting together for a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association crusade, led by Will Graham and at the largest Christian Aboriginal conference that takes place each year to reach more people for Jesus.

Fred & Carol to have safe travel in an out of these locations where they plan to canvas indigenous communities to minister, train, disciple and love on families and for them to have open doors to share the Gospel with the children on their ‘Jesus for Children’ tour.

At least 50 new Volunteer Evangelists to be raised up in Australia to do the work of the Gospel and for those that are already serving in the red centre and the tough conditions of these communities, to be filled and uplifted by our Lord in all of the ways they need help; prayer, personal healing, financial provision, spiritual wisdom, discernment, protection and encouragement to continue the journey in this dry and thirsty land.

God Bless our prayer partners for praying.

Fred and Carol Schaeffer – A.C.T.S. (Aboriginal Christian Training Services), Inc.

Col 4:17 Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfil it.

Nov 252015
 

Dennis Jerrad, Volunteer Evangelist with A.C.T.S.

Dennis Jerrad, Volunteer Evangelist with A.C.T.S.

Please pray with A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelist, Dennis Jerrard

For:

His mother’s health and the salvation of brothers Gerard and Max and his sisters: Rene and Rhonda,
Cousins: Barry, Joseph, Maria, Noel, Peta, Peter and their Father Barry.

Please pray for guidance to improve the distribution of Christian DVD’s, Bibles and discipleship materials available to him and A.C.T.S. Please pray also for healing of his teeth and hay fever.

Apr 142015
 

“And we know that all things work together for good to them who are the called according to His purpose…” Romans 8:28 (KJV)

We are so happy to report that God answered your prayers to overcome many obstacles to spark a revival with 30 Aboriginal children and 6 adults to responding to God’s saving grace during the 2015 Eastern Conference at the 100 person community of Black Stone, Western Australia.

Please praise God with us that:

Aboriginals, Australians, Koreans and a solo American came together to conduct a most fruitful “Jesus for Children” Outreach to the desert families.

Rev. Jongil Kim and the desert elders came together to found the Black Stone Community Church in a new outdoor structure.

We were able to build enthusiasm for a “Building Enterprise, Biblically Semi8nar” training at the Kimberly Convention at Hales’ Creek, Western Australia from 3 -10 July 2015.

All passengers of the team’s 12 seater bus that over turned on the gravel and red dirt road 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Black Stone, W.A. are home under their doctor’s care.

Fred is so happy to be home with Carol to care for his chipped left shoulder bone and upper body aches.

Please pray with us that God will enable:

Pastor Winston Mitchell to guide the Black Stone, WA Christians, including Wycliffe translator Jan Mountney and youth workers Mark and Emma Halberton, to fully disciple their 36 new Christians

A.C.T.S. Action Prayer Partners will provide A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelist, Rev. Jongil Kim with Bibles and Christian DVD’s to equip the Black Stone Christians for evangelism and discipling to keep their revival going and growing to related Aboriginal communities.

Provide David Lee with the means to mitigate the estimated damages ($AU 22,000) to the rental bus and the cost of the Flying Doctors ($AU 5,000).

You to provide Rev. Jongil Kim essential outreach materials by going to our How You Can Help page and clicking on the Donate button.

We look forward to your action prayers keeping the revival in Australia and China going and growing in Christ’s power…

“Love Like Christ!”
Fred (John 13:34) and Carol Schaeffer

Nov 152014
 

Dear A.C.T.S. Action Prayer Partners,

By His grace, we were able to fruitfully worship, train, outreach and or pray with His existent and potential A.C.T.S. Action Prayer Partners, Volunteer Evangelists and Board of Advisors (BOA) members travelling around the world with discount airlines, trains and buses along the east coast of Australia, across Taiwan, the south coast of China, Hong Kong and the United States.

Please praise our Father with us that:

1) He provided networking with Victoria who coordinated meetings with Taiwan elders, pastors, and introduce us in a meeting of over 1,000 tribal elders in May. We worshiped with these Aboriginal people for several days, encountering the JOY of the Lord in their prayers, dancing, and sharing of their experience in God’s presence.
2) Papa Gau, an Aboriginal Christian tribal elder, is teaching his people how to turn their vegetable gardens into lucrative organic crops giving poor people the opportunity for income and growth.
3) Cindy, an Aboriginal Taiwan Christian from Tai Pei and A.C.T.S. BOA member, Colin Cotterill’s chemical supplier accompanied us to the first meeting of over 1,000 Christian members of all of the 14 Aboriginal Christian tribes in Taiwan.
4) Roger Huang, a member of a government approved church in Xiamen, China, brought us together with members of his business/English students and Christian friends in Xiamen.
5) Jared and Sau Man Weich, A.C.T.S. BOA members, helped us with Taiwan and YWAM networking, and Dennis Balcomb, known throughout Hong Kong as a person who helped in the 1960’s foster Christianity in HK, introduced us to Candice Swanson and her friend, retiring South African missionaries whom shared their relationship with their Aboriginal Chinese friends in Da Pu, China.

Please pray for:

Dawn and Malcolm Obst’s family will prayerfully grow in grace, unity and inspiration as they grieve the loss of Dawn’s mother, Dawn’s uncle and cousin who passed on.
Dawn and Malcolm Obst’s follow up to the outreaches in local communities with the help of a multicultural team in the greater Wagga Wagga area.

Wisdom, protection for their Christlike behavior and resources for A.C.T.S. Regional Coordinators, Carl & Hope Musch, and their team, as they bring A.C.T.S. outreach materials to 11 Aboriginal communities in 14 days. Safe travel to remote parts on rough roads. Provide where people are hungry for fellowship and the word of God, especially with Bible college students who have been effective in their communities but need further teaching.

Sponsorship ($39/month) of A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelists (i.e. Dawn & Malcolm Clay Obst, JongIl & Pearl Kim & Carl & Gail Musch) from 5 now to 100+ by 31/12/15.

Pastors, mentors, teachers and Christian friends for each new Christian, especially in Narromine, Tweed Heads, N.S.W. and the 25+ Australian communities in revival.

Demonic strongholds (i.e Queensland Australia: Cairns, Cooktown, Hopevale, Laura, Townsville, Wujal Wujal and Southern China: (ie: Shen Zhen, Xiamen and New Territories/Hong Kong plus Taipe) that A.C.T.S. will bring the “Jesus for Children” Tour in 2015 will be stung and broken down through your prayers prior to our eminent arrival.

The unsaved relatives and friends of A.C.T.S. 15,000+ Action Prayer Partners, 106 Volunteer Evangelists (JongIl Kim, and Dennis & Thomas Jerrard).

Healing to our lost relatives and friends, (ie. Ian de Mol’s son, James, with a cancerous tumor and Elaine who is in hospital with stents being put into her body).

God will enable A.C.T.S. Volunteer Communications Family (i.e. Doug Parsons, Larry Coombs, Jenn Mears, Pam Thibault, Andrew Boylan, and Robbie Wilson) to significantly enhance the effectiveness and focus of A.C.T.S. DVD’s, digital communications, and letters to raise sponsorship for each of A.C.T.S. most fruitful child evangelists.

Protection and complete healing, and 100% cure, for each of A.C.T.S. Action Prayer Partners (i.e. Colin Cotterill, John Tonga, Carol Schaeffer’s , brother Bob, and Fred Schaeffer’s sister, Joyce Weliky).

Protection and guidance in faith for Willy Tonga as he is living in France for his football career. May he remember his family’s teachings through his youthful years.

Max Conlon who is in hospital with chest pains in Mergon, QLD.

Please, please, please email your praises and prayer requests so Fred and Carol can pray and or encourage up to 15,000 Action Prayer Partners like you to petition our Heavenly Father with and for you.

In His Joy,
Rev. Fred and Carol Schaeffer

Oct 142014
 
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The Kimberly Ministry Team ( Jong Il Kim in red shirt)

Please support A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelist – Western Australia

“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated but two can stand back to back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT)

My wife Sunjoo, my family and I have the privilege to praise God for your continuing support and prayer for our mission work in Western Australia. We came to Australia in 1996 called by God.

I studied from 1994 to 1995 at Korea Nazarene Theological College. When I had graduated in 1996, God shown me the word “ABORIGINES” while I was praying to be a Missionary to Australia Aboriginal People.

I have been working Aboriginal Communities many years. My wife, Sun-Joo, supports my ministry as a Youth Worker of an Aboriginal Church. We have been living by faith dependent upon God. We are live in Manangaroo, Western Australia. I am travel from Perth to Kununurra(about 8000kms), W.A. to coordinate 5 ministries including a Bible College in Halls Creek, W.A.

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This is my testimony:

“I was a strong Buddhist before being born again in Christ. In 1989, I went to Australia to study computer engineering for my future and establish Buddhist temple among the Korean in Perth. While doing study I had been involved in 6 car accidents in 3 years. During this time I had seriously thought about my life and met Jesus through Pastor Younglyun Kim and Eunho Kim. I had baptised with my wife and one year Son Daniel Kim in 1991.

Rev. Jongil Kim has the following prayer requests:
1. Pray for our family
2. Pray for the family restoration ministry project
3. Pray for humble heart to obey God’s voice.

In His grace,

Rev. Jongil Kim & Sunjoo Cho
Address: 7 Cleveland Court Marangaroo
WA 6064, Australia
Email: jesustouchmyheart@gmail.com
Mobile: +61 402817402

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Aug 272014
 

“Come to me and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)

Please praise God that He has given us (Fred and Carol) a time of rest and many new Christian relationships. We are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary by becoming aware of our Christian missionary forefathers. On the way back from China we visited Berlin where Fred’s great grandfather, a Lutheran pastor, left for Chicago in the 1880’s. We recently left Luzern, Switzerland where Carol’s great aunt cofounded a Catholic nursing order in the 1890’s which now serves on 3 continents.

We are now in Neudorf, Switzerland, where Carol’s grandmother left for Chicago in the 1880’s.

God willing we will arrive in Fort Lauderdale on July 18 to give church reports in Boca Raton, Florida, Groton, Connecticut and then New England until mid October 2014.

“May the Lord make you increase and abound in love..” I Thessalonians 3:32 (NKJV)

Please pray with us that God will:

– Enable each of the thousands of A.C.T.S. Action Prayer Partners including yourself to love each of their family and community members into His Kingdom.

– Provide each new Christian with the Christian pastors, teachers, mentors and friends that will provide action prayer support to foster then Christlikedness.

– Continue to provide each of A.C.T.S. 120+ Volunteer Evangelists with the essential action prayer support to fulfil His perfect will on 4 continents.

– Heal all those we have been praying for in the world.

We look forward to becoming closer to you…

In His way,
Rev. Fred and Carol Schaeffer

In addition:
Here is of one of our ministry children in China. Please pray for her.

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Jun 252014
 

“…in everything give thanks” …I Thessalonians 5:18b (NKJV)

Please thank God with many that:
By God’s grace through your prayers:
- We overcame obstacles of no Christian contacts to meet our objective to develop a network of A.C.T.S. Volunteer Coordinators from Taiwan to along China’s south coast to Hong Kong, China.

They enabled us to share our vision for Christian to go back to Jerusalem sharing their faith to every household along the way, instill their faith in the next generation and increase their family income by practicing Biblical principal to their churches and home groups. Much of China is more open to the Gospel that at any time in history!

Sharing Xiamen, Fujian – We left our business and Christian friends with Colin Cotterill to purchase chemicals from Alan who was most receptive to the Gospel. We met Roger at a church who introduced us to many evangelistic Christian businessmen, Jason, Steven and others who spoke excellent English, and invited Fred to sing Christian songs in Chinese to well over 400 wedding attendees.

Sharing in Dapu, Guangdong – Rev. Dennis Balcomb, our mentor in Hong Kong, referred us to South Africans, Candice Swanson and Soneri Van Heerdon, also a businessman/government worker who we could partner with us to offer conversational Western English to children and their parents using bilingual government approved Christian materials.

Sharing in Meizhou, Guangdong – Candice Swansonn referred us to a woman Pastor who related us to Cheryl Lia, a Western English translator and Sion, a well connected driver who spoke to them to enable us to share our vision of helping Aboriginal Christians to go back to Jerusalem, etc. as described in the first paragraph above.

Sharing in Hong Kong, China – A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelist, Pastor Eric Pang, was most gracious in bringing us to speak at the celebration of the 86th birthday of “Uncle Chan”, a co-leader with Eric of the alliance of Aboriginals in the New Territories which has 700,000 Aboriginal residents and Eric’s home group which we were invited by Fanny to attend a large Hakka church and share our vision and training program with Pastor David and Pastor George, a Manchester, England resident and former restauranteur and offered to help coordinate the millions of Chinese Aboriginals working in restaurants around the world.

A.C.T.S. Volunteer Evangelists, Jared an Sauman Weich, arranged our time with Victoria Yeung and over a thousand Aboriginal Taiwanese and our encouraging stay in a 900 year old Aboriginal village with YWAM.

“If you ask anything in my name I will do it.” John 14:14 (NKJV)

Please pray with us that God will:

– Have mercy and forgiveness especially for every person hear where we shared on China’s southern east coat where A.C.T.S. has recently traveled within 100 miles, along Australia’s east coast.

– Provide pastors, mentors, teachers and Christian friends for every new “babe in Christ”.
- Prepare Volunteer Evangelist, Carol Major in Woorimbinda, to her present and future ministries through A.C.T.S. training videos, in Australia.

– Heal those affected by recent surgeries and illnesses, Goody Lovvoll, Susan & Jack Stephanek, and Joel Havian.

– Heal with compassion the Brad Small family with the with the loss of Brad’s mother, Gloria, a Godly woman who suffered much with pancreatic cancer.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow..

in His power and grace,
Rev. Fred and Carol Schaeffer

P.S. Please open the attached photo of Fred sharing in a large Hong Kong class for English students and where he was able to share the blessings of having relationship which can lead to their eternal lives!!

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