Recently on 20Twenty, Neil talked to Aboriginal Elder Evangelist Isaac Gordon and Evangelist Bill Newman about an upcoming outreach in Dubbo NSW.
There have been some amazing developments in country NSW and real excitement is being generated on the ground. The call has gone out from a remote outback Aboriginal Elder, to churches in western NSW to join together for a major outreach.
Isaac Gordon asked Bill Newman to help him reach out to all Australians of all ethnicities with the Gospel. This has culminated in the NSW River Convention, that will happen in Dubbo on the 16th-18th April.
Bill says he is so excited about teaming up with Isaac to outreach on the ground. “Traditionally this has been a special convention for Aboriginal people, but we have cast the net wide and invited other people too. It’s very exciting, it’s time to dream again!”
Bill believes that success depends upon all the Churches coming together and working together. “The power of it is in joining together. Having fellowship in the Gospel is the only answer for Australia. The good news of Jesus Christ transforms hearts and lives.”
Isaac has been running the NSW River Convention for 15 years now and has great respect for Bill. “Two of my oldest daughters came to the Lord during an event where Bill was preaching,” he says. Isaac has also been part of outreaching to remote communities for a long time, in fact he grew up travelling with his dad. “I realised at a young age that there was a great need. People are struggling with drugs and suicide, and so many people’s lives are being affected through sin. When I put out this invitation, I was expecting 6 pastors, but 12 turned up. And that is because they are recognising the conditions in their communities and the need for intervention.”