Liz Howland does not go anywhere without her copy of The Word For Today. Liz Howland, a strong supporter of Vision Christian Media, heads up a ministry called Ray of Hope.
It’s this calling that takes her into the homes of outback families. And when given the opportunity, Liz shares the joys, the challenges and the tragedies that are being faced in the lives of everyday Australians. Liz will tell you that many country people are in the deepest pits of despair from a devastating drought’
“They have very little lifestyle left and they cannot buy into the market with the figures they’re asking for livestock at the moment,” Liz Howland revealed, before raising another obstacle – government red-tape. Liz said they’re drowning in it.
“People think when there’s been a few weeks of good rain out west their problems are over. But that’s far from the truth.” Liz said the reality for these rural producers is that their resources have been depleted to almost nothing. “They have very little lifestyle left and they cannot buy into the market with the figures they’re asking for livestock at the moment,” Liz informed, before raising another obstacle – government red-tape. Liz said they’re drowning in it.
“But if I can help people grab hold of a strong faith in God it will carry them through the good and the bad times. They’ll know where to turn and they’ll know how to do it.”
“That’s my passion. To see our nation, Australia, turn to Christ and experience what I’ve experienced in very real practical terms,” Liz declared.
“I will just sit there and listen and they eventually just pour out the things that are bothering them, and later they open up. But sometimes you don’t see the result then and there,” Liz disclosed, before telling the story of a young man who was showing her around his property.
“We’d talk about the cattle and then we’d get back to something spiritual. So when I left the young man I gave him an Angus Buchan “Faith Like Potatoes” DVD.”
“He had a senior position in a mine and I received a phone call from him at 5 o’clock in the morning a few months later, and he said to me, ‘Liz I just want you to know I’ve surrendered my life to the Lord’,” Liz said, saying there’s been many wonderful experiences like that.
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