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Max and Roshani enjoying the music performance at the WeBelong Newtown Christmas party 
New Things Happening in This Mission 

Jesus Club is proud to announce that two new Jesus Club’s will be beginning in 2017. Troy Wilson is heading up the Northern Beaches club which will open in May this year. It has been encouraging to see how the churches - St Faith's Narrabeen and Holy Trinity Beacon Hill  are cooperating to raise up this ministry. 
Trish and Rob Martin are planning to start the Rooty Hill club called “Discovering Jesus” in July at MBM Church. Trish and Rob founded and ran a charity for people with disabilities for 14 years so they have a lot to offer their Rooty Hill club.
 
Pray that God will draw in many new Members to both clubs. Praise Him for the hard work already done through the Leaders of these clubs.

 

We are currently meeting in the following locations 
Take a Look Inside Jesus Club Castle Hill
Jesus Club Castle Hill commenced in 2014. They began with six members and have grown to over 30. Several Jesus Club members attend their Church’s Sunday service. This has always been our hope - for members to not only learn about their saviour Jesus through the Jesus Club program but also join the wider Church community on a Sunday. Other clubs have struggled to do this so it is encouraging to see this happening for Castle Hill.

Julie Horgan is Castle Hill’s devoted coordinator, please read on to hear some encouraging stories of how Jesus Club is impacting its members and their families.

How has Jesus Club encouraged a member’s family?

It is lovely to see the joy that we bring to our members. Noelle's father has told me that Jesus Club is the highlight of her fortnight. Her sister in law, when visiting from the UK, made a point of thanking Jesus Club Leaders for all the joy we bring Noelle. Apparently Noelle tells her sister in law all about JC over Skype.   

How has Jesus Club impacted a member’s life outside of program time

I take Noelle out for coffee each school holiday. She talks about it for weeks before hand, telling the other leaders we are going out. Our next coffee catch up was due after Christmas. I also ring Noelle once a week at a set time. I spoke to her the Friday before Christmas and she told me she couldn't wait until Monday. I quickly came back with, "But, Noelle Christmas Day is Sunday!" To which she replied, "No, I mean going to Gloria Jean's". Two days out from Christmas and she was more excited with a coffee date which she presumed would take place on Boxing Day!

At our young adults service we can have up to 7 Jesus Club members plus four of our leaders attending this service. We usually sit in the same general area. The members are excited to see each other and a sense of community is developing. 

How has Jesus Club helped a member grow in their knowledge of Christ

When JC started Susan a 55 year old member of our church who has Down Syndrome was telling people "There's something for me, there's something for me!" She was so excited in the lead up to Jesus Club, for the first time in her life there was a group at church especially for her. 

Get to know Jesus Club Member Karen
Karen is a member of Jesus Club Castle Hill who loves attending the fortnightly program. Please read on and get to know Karen. 
What do you do during the week?
I go out with my support workers from Aftercare and Premier Care 4 days a week. They help me do things like grocery shopping and I leave Wednesday free for Jesus Club.
Do you have a favourite food?
Chinese food is my favourite, in particular chao min.
What is your favourite colour?
Gold
Do you have a hobby?
I make short films in my studio at Castle Hill. I have written a script and am going to start filming with my friends this year– but the topic is a surprise!
Do you go to church?
When I was younger I went to GFS (Girls Friendly Society).
What is your favourite Story from the bible?
Noah’s Ark
What is your favourite thing about Jesus Club?
I have many favourite things so it is hard to choose just one. I like learning from the teaching, I enjoy singing, writing things down, craft and the friends I have at JC Castle Hill. The leaders are very nice and lots of them are doing courses that are teaching them to help people with disabilities.
What is something you have learnt at Jesus Club recently?
This year we are learning about how the Creation of the world and Adam and Eve.
Last year we learnt about Daniel and my favourite thing was making a mountain in craft and getting to cut people out and stick them up on mountain.

 
Each Club Needs Your Prayer 
Gladesville
Pray for
  • Three ladies that have not been able to come this year due to changes with the NDIS scheme, pray that they will be able to come to Jesus Club as they are dearly missed
Praise God
  • For the involvement of the Gladesville church community  
Jannali
Pray for                       
  • Our members would grow in their knowledge and love of God as we spend the first term of 2017 learning about Him in Genesis
  • Our first outing of the year, that it would be a time of growth in relationships and a fruitful opportunity to encourage the members in their walks with Jesus
Praise God
  • For his provision of a large team of selfless, hard-working and committed leaders who love to see the members grow in Christ
  • For a new member, and a new leader He has brought to Jesus Club Jannali this year
 
Maroubra
Pray for
  • Returning members continuing in their understanding of John 3:16
  • New leaders who have signed up for a year, that their hearts will be open to friendship with our members and that they will love and serve them by showing them Christ
Praise God
  • For our existing leaders who are faithful in serving and who genuinely love our members
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God has reached more people through Jesus Club than I ever hoped or imagined when we started in 2006. We now have over 80 adults attending our clubs and learning about Jesus. God's wondrous deeds have made us bold to establish our vision: 

To reach every adult with an intellectual disability in Australia with the good news of Jesus Christ and enable them to have a full life of faith.

We would like you to partner with us by making a regular financial contribution. 

Our bank details are:
Bank: Westpac 
Account Name: WeBelong Inc 
BSB: 032 099 
Account Number: 548063
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