International Update, 2008
OAC Ministries seeks to partner with local churches to reach out into their communities through primary and secondary school ministry, church-based outreach activities, seniors programs, holiday activities and training seminars. In all of these activities the goal is to proclaim the life-transforming good news of the gospel. During the recent school holidays, the OAC team held a holiday program with a rural church for the third year running. A seven-year-old boy went home and said, Ive got to go back again tomorrow to hear more about God.
The team was amazed to hear some of the questions the children asked during ministry sessions like: How can God be all over the world? and Does that mean there are lots of gods? Local Christians have been encouraged to persevere - all with one goal to see seeds planted and watered in the lives of local children and families. Another team spent a few days in rural Victoria where over 500 people attended various meetings. Their ministry generated many questions about the deep issues of life. The team used interactive, computer generated games, personal testimonies and Bible stories to present the gospel of Christ. Another branch of the work of OAC in Australia is amongst senior citizens in retirement villages. A lady who had recently had a stroke was really struggling came to the chapel service for the first time. When she heard the reference to One day at a time, she said she felt like he was talking directly to me. What an encouragement!