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God is alive and well.

The ever-present awareness and cloud of the virus in no way extinguishes God’s power, love and faithfulness.
The following testimony has been provided by John Lansdowne with the request that it be shared with the whole congregation.

To the CCD congregation:
In February last year, there was a tumour the size of a man’s fist in the top of my right lung. The past eighteen months of my life have been pervaded by the cloud of lung cancer. I sought prayer for healing and God heard and acted. He appointed skilled, kind and caring physicians, He provided these physicians with access to effective treatments, He gave me the support of my ever loving wife, and He gave me hope.
Scans conducted on 31st July 2020 show that there is no cancer. I’m healed; my entire body is cancer free.
I wish to take this opportunity to proclaim what God has done.
I wish to thank you, the CCD folk for your support and for your faithful prayers. The prayer blanket created by Janet and added to by many, comforts me during the night. Thank you
John Lansdowne

The words of Isaiah (60:1-3) in this context are apt ‘Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.’ Now is not a time for shrinking back or hiding away (though rightly observing physical distance and isolation as required). It is a time for confidently affirming and declaring God’s goodness amid any and every situation that life throws our way. Praise the Lord, O my soul. Forget not all his benefits! Ps 103


This Sunday Online

This Sunday please join us on line as Greg Salter shares from his heart and the Lord’s heart a powerful and timely message for us all. Read Matthew 28:16-20 and Mark 4:35-41 prayerfully in preparation.

Help for those in need

We give thanks to God for Jill Jeanes’ initiative in preparing ‘care packs’ for those in need. If you are aware of someone doing it hard, please let Jill know, or if you would like to contribute to multiply this work, please contact Jill.

Tanzania Covid Appeal

The Tanzania Covid Appeal stands at $14,600. Please spread the word and ask the Father to help the goal of $25000 to be reached for the benefit of the people of Tanzania. You can give here.

CCD Praise and Worship service on zoom

The new Praise and Worship service on zoom commences Sunday week, 23 August at 5pm! Watch out for the link which will be emailed next week.

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

The Emotionally Healthy Relationships course to help us to Love people wellwill commence the week of 4 Oct in Term 4. 2 min course Promo here and Registrations now open: Details here

Pray for Others

Please pray for S, having treatment for prostate cancer, R (upcoming surgery) and B for healing, peace and effective medical and practical assistance. Pray for N, nursing in aged care under great stress; for J recovering from a shoulder operation. Pray for E, giving thanks that she is home, and pray for the return of enduring strength to her legs. Continue praying for complete healing and recovery for C, A, J, P, S, L, C, A.

Give thanks for good news for J, R and F in their health journeys this week. Pray for God’s continuing comfort for R and for N – for grace upon N’s witness to the people of her retirement village in great need of Jesus as she has requested. Pray for Mecka leading the covid fight in Tanzania and for his family here in Australia; for Greenwood Mews and Manor – that the love of Christ touch and open many hearts to his grace and goodness. Pray for the people of Dingley Village, all who run businesses and for medical clinics and care workers.

Pray with Others

You are invited to join others in prayer on Saturdays 8-9am
and /or Wednesdays 12-1pm

Do pray for and ring somebody today and help make their day!

God bless you.

Wayne – also on behalf of Tanya and the staff at CCD.