Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: Merry Christmas!We have so much to be thankful for! We just had our Thanksgiving dinner, along with a group of seniors and young adults from Southland Baptist Church in Sydney who helped us with some outreach here in Taree and Forster. We had about 40 people at our house! They were such a great blessing to our church! They chose to help our church for their senior trip instead of the typical senior trip. Please pray for these young people. In October, we had a group from Crossroads Baptist Church in Sydney also come and help distribute tracts in Forster and its surrounding areas.

In the past month and a half, our family has celebrated the birthdays of Rhys, Mindy, Elin, and me. We also celebrated my mum and brother’s birthdays. Thank you so much for those who sent us birthday cards and wishes! One Sunday in November, I had the honour to preach for Southland Baptist Church again. Please continue to pray for them, as they are still seeking a new pastor. While we were in Sydney, we were able to register Isla’s birth abroad, and she is now a U.S. citizen. The children are almost done with their schooling for the year and have made great academic strides.

It was full steam ahead to get our building ready for our Missions Conference. We put more gyprock up, laid the last bit of carpet in the back of the building, painted the wall behind the platform, and continued to build a bathroom and many more other things. We haven’t quite finished, but we were able to make every room safe and functional for our Missions Conference. We had the honour of having the outreach pastor of Southland Baptist Church, Eaj Agatep, to challenge us about missions. We also had a missionary to the indigenous of Australia, Brother Eroni Cakacaka, presenting his ministry to us. He’s currently based three hours north of us. There’s such a great need here in the mid-north coast, and we’re praying we can partner with this dear family and also perhaps help them physically with their ministry to the indigenous people.

Our work in Forster has been seeing visitors come each service. Please pray for the Lord’s blessing in this great work. Thank you so much for all those who have sent us cards! It’s such a blessing to know we have a great group of supporters praying for us back on the home front. May the Lord bless you for your continued prayers and support!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson