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May 2022 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, The current war in Ukraine has no apparent end in the near future. With reports of Ukrainian forces fighting against Russian troops, there are bombs and missile strikes in civilian areas in the battle for cities in the Ukraine. Thousands of people have been killed and many more displaced from their homes. There is great uncertainty in this war, and who will be the victor, despite both sides claiming they will prevail in the end. For the Christian, there is another war going on – the flesh versus the Spirit. “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so […]

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November 2021 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, ‘But those on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard theword, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience’ Luke 8:15 The biggest sand island in the world, Fraser Island, is home to a multitude of plants, trees and vegetation. But how can anything grow in sand? A fungus helps nutrients to appear and survive in the sand, and therefore allows seeds to then germinate and grow. Otherwise, it would be impossible for growth in such poor soil. This reminds us of the Lord Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed (the word of God) as it was scattered to different environments (Luke 8:4-15). There […]

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August 2021 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, Despite worldwide quarantines, lockdowns and periods of isolation, God is still at work in this pandemic. From the very first verse of our Bibles we read of God at work in creation (Genesis 1:1). But what was God’s occupation before He created the heaven and the earth? The scriptures mention at least five divine acts: Love (for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24). There was everlasting and perfect love of the Father for his Son. Wisdom (I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was…when he appointed the foundations of the earth. Proverbs 8:23-29). There was wisdom from God which was by him […]

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May 2021 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, During the past 12 months we have all wondered how long this pandemic will continue, and what purposes God will accomplish in allowing such a global event to occur. Our finite minds will never know, but for the believer there is always hope and joy at the end of turmoil. Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Such seasons are temporary. The restrictions faced in lockdown and quarantine are temporary. The time away from friends, family and loved ones is temporary. In God’s divine plan this pandemic is temporary. However just as seasons of […]

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February 2021 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, Welcome to the first QMBC Prayer News for 2021.  We trust you all had a blessed Christmas season.  While we do not know what this year will bring, we know that we can trust our loving God to meet our need in every situation.  Maybe this year the Lord will come to take His people home – what a happy prospect!  In these times of great uncertainty and perplexity, we must turn to the Word of God for strength and encouragement. We can also sing Bible-based hymns and songs, like this one by Smith and Clarke: I do not know what lies ahead, the way I cannot see; Yet one stands near to […]

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August 2020 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, Greetings from all the workers at QMBC.  We pray that you are all keeping well and free from the virus. These are certainly strange and difficult times for everyone but we are so grateful that God is in control of the situation and is fulfilling His promises and eternal plans. This is just a brief update on the current situation with QMBC since COVID-19.  The QMBC office has been mainly closed since the beginning of April, with a couple of volunteers working one day a week to keep things up to date.  Our overseas mail carrier DHL closed their mail deliveries to most overseas countries in mid April, but from the beginning of […]

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February 2020 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners Another year has commenced and we trust you all had an enjoyable Christmas/New Year season.  Perhaps this will be the year of the Lord’s return, what a wonderful thought!  In reviewing recent comments in our Q.M.B.C. Prayer News, it may seem that we have been painting a rather gloomy picture of current events and things soon to take place. Whilst this is of concern to each of us, we feel we should lift our sights and our spirits, and be more occupied with the glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Scripture says, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay” (Heb. 10.37). So we […]

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November 2019 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, The news is full of distressing things happening around the world. Many people are being driven to their wits’ end, but Christians have the Word of God and the Holy Spirit to comfort, guide and encourage. The Apostle Paul exhorted the Christians to fill their minds with whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy; then they could experience the promise that the God of peace would be with them (Phil. 4.8-9). The Lord Jesus promised rest for our souls (Matt. 11.29), and He said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts […]

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August 2019 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, Most will agree that we are living in times of increasing breakdown of ethical and moral standards and a progressive abandonment of Bible principles. What is more alarming is the watering down of the message of salvation to the exclusion of repentance and the need to enter on a path of separation from the sinful practices of a past life. The Apostle Paul said that, “if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Cor. 5.17). And the Apostle John said, “No one who lives in him [i.e., in Christ] keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him […]

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May 2019 Dear Friends and Prayer Partners, As all Australians would know, we will shortly have another Federal Election. It is said that the people will have their say, and determine the outcome. However, the Bible paints a different picture. The Apostle Paul wrote of the plan of God “who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (Eph. 1.11). Even the great Nebuchadnezzar was inspired to write: “Now I , Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble” (Dan. 4.37). Paul also wrote: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, […]