Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Word Of GOD For the World Of SPORT

Regardless of whether or not you are a sports fan, it will have been hard to miss the news that Melbourne, Australia is preparing to host the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Over the next few months, thousands of athletes, spectators and visitors will begin pouring into Melbourne in readiness for the 'kick-off' in March.

As a person living in the neighbourhood of all the happenings during the time of Commonwealth Games, I have a very strong burden to reach out to the community with the message of the gospel. I am hoping to be involved in community celebrations when the Queens baton comes through my town, invite people to come and watch the games in my home as a community, pray for the games, for the chaplains and outreach teams, perhaps organise a festival through my own faith community and World Team, or be involved in exisiting activities organised by Quest, Bible Society, Fushion, and other churches in the city. I really want to bless the ground in Melbourne by prayer walks with other intercessors as well.

The Motto for the Games is "United for the moment". It's such a great motto isn't it? I pray that churches, Christian and mission organisations can truly unit together in developing appropriate and sensitive outreach programs and relationship building activities that are in line with the community celebrations and spirit of the games.

17 comments:

Pia said...

hi, kitty. thanks for visiting my site. i've been seeing you in corry's prayer site and i'm glad.

God bless you. c",)

Kitty Cheng said...

it was very nice to meet you too Pia. take care!

pecheur said...

Thanks for stopping by. Good to find sisters around the world.

May God bless as we work together to sow the gospel far and wide.

May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you and keep you.

Hope to see you some more. =)

forgiven said...

Hi Kitty
Its great when something big comes to the Town or City, your Thought are to share the Lord. God put that in you and He will give you the wisdom to glorify Him.

May Jesus pin that smile on your face forever.
Bless you Sis

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sounds a good opportunity to give out some Gospel tracts.

God Bless

Corry said...

May that "United for the Moment" grow into "United Forever":-)

I pray many people will hear His Word.

God's Grace.

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

What a lovely site you have. I can sense the Lord’s calling in your writings. May the Lord glorify Himself at the upcoming games outreach. It sounds so exciting.

audrey` said...

yeah Corry! =D

"United Forever"

pecheur said...

May God give you a vision to reach the world in Melbourne during the Commonwealth Games. May he empower you to accomplish what you dream

Jayne said...

When I think about how a blog can unite so many people from so many places, it really excites me. I know He will bless you and help you to spread His word.

Keeping you in my prayers!

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey pecheur, thanks for your blessing. It's great to work for the Lord to share His love to the world isn't it?

May God bless your richly as you serve Him!

Kitty Cheng said...

forgiven, I think it's the Lord's divine appointment for Melbounre to host the Commonwealth Games.

Hehe I do have the smile on my face now (after reading your encouraging post)....well although I know sometimes I do have tears and sadness in my life, God is forever with me. And I am eternally thankful for that =)

Bless you Brother Doug.

Kitty Cheng said...

DF, yes the Bible Society of Victoria in Melbourne is printing out A4 size bible (with famous sports people's testimony), and there will be plenty of gospel tracts to be given out by volunteers, and in churches.

Please pray for this endeavour to reach out during the Games.

Kitty Cheng said...

yes Corry and Audrey, UNITED FOREVER!!! Amen to that!

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Curm,thanks for your kind words. Your site is very inspiring too. Will continue to read it with interest.

Kitty Cheng said...

jcstormy, I agree with you that it's really exciting how a blog can connect us all together in one accord, to support and encourage each other.

Really appreciate your kindness and prayers!

Rulan said...

I saw you over at curms blog and thought I'd come visit, wow, I'm so glad I did. I live just across the ditch from you. It's exciting to see how many Christians are blogging and spreading God's love. May the Lord gather many hearts togother for His kingdom through your prayers and outreach.