Unexpected Surprise

Sometimes I think God has a keen sense of humour. This thought came to me as I was reminded of an incident a number of years ago that took place in Freedom Plaza Cabramatta.  I was giving out gospel tracts one wintry Saturday morning. There seemed to be few people about and even fewer who would take a tract. That was unusual, not many people would decline a giveaway especially if it was written in their own language. Anyway things […] Read more »

Seeds of Revival

God loves the outcast One of the little known moves of God in the last 50 years has occurred among a marginalised people in a wealthy European country that is proud to have kept religion out of public life and which regards any Christian group that is outside of the Roman Catholic church fold as a cult. I speak of France and the revival that has taken place amongst the gypsy or Romany people. The development of this revival is […] Read more »

Redigging the wells of salvation in Marrickville

In Genesis 26: 18 we read 18 Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them. The second part of Genesis 26:22 reads “For now the LORD has made room for us and we shall be fruitful in the land.” Our mission statement for Jesus Family Marrickville could appropriately be defined as “To re-dig […] Read more »

Prayer Changes Cabramatta

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Cabramatta in the 1990s “heroin capital of Australia” Sometimes a church is faced with social problems in the community that seem to be beyond the power of the church to do anything about. Cabramatta Jesus Family was faced with that reality in the 1990s when Cabramatta was run by gangs running heroin distribution rackets. Cabramatta had a reputation for being the heroin capital of Australia. As a white person coming into Cabramatta by train it was usual for me to […] Read more »

The Greatest Tragedy of The Church

Article: October 2013 AP Q What would be greatest tragedy of the church from God’s point of view? A If the church was no different from the rest of society. If salt loses its saltiness it is no good. If light is hidden it is of no value. Matthew 5:13 (NIV) it says: “You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for […] Read more »

A Brief History of JFC

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Jesus Family was birthed out of a vision placed in the hearts of David and ChihYunn Boyd, the senior pastor and his wife. In 1989 a small fellowship was started in a house in Cabramatta. The church has moved location several times with meetings being held in a local Scout Hall, Community Hall and in School Premises. The current location in the centre of Cabramatta was purchased in 2002. From the beginning, Jesus Family has attempted to reach out to […] Read more »