This week (Monday – Wednesday) Jake and I have been attending the MTS G8 Conference.  It’s a national gathering to support and encourage people undertaking ministry apprenticeships (Jake), along with their trainers (me).  Across Australia there are approximately 250 people at Churches and University Campuses undertaking a ministry apprenticeship – isn’t that so exciting.
In Matthew 9 Jesus says: ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’  Even in our little patch (Picton and Wilton), we anticipate at least 50,000 people moving into our area over the next few decades, on top of those already living here who need to hear about Jesus Christ. 
We need to be praying that God will raise up workers for this massive harvest field, and we need to be identifying and training these workers in answer to our own prayers.  It’s important for all of us to ask, ‘How can I be involved in this task?’.  Will you be praying?  Will you be putting your hand up to serve?  Will you be giving money to support Jake in his apprenticeship?  There is nothing more important than helping people find life in Christ!
Yours in Christ,
Ben Boardman