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Pray for the Bennetts in Australia as they with God's help and for His glory are seeking to establish: Western Plains Baptist Fellowship, and Gilgandra Baptist Fellowship as New Testament Baptist churches.



Sending Church:
Bible For Today Baptist
800 Park Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Tel: 856-854-4747

Dr. & Mrs. David C. Bennett
PO Box 1241
Dubbo, NSW 2830
Tel: 612 6884 2846


Dear Prayer Partners,

Psalm 91:4 "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler." Spurgeon in his Treasury of David said concerning the phrase "'He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust.' A wonderful expression! Had it been invented by an uninspired man it would have verged upon blasphemy, for who should dare to apply such words to the Infinite Jehovah? But as he himself authorised, yea, dictated the language, we have here a transcendent condescension, such as it becomes us to admire and adore. Doth the Lord speak of his feathers, as though he likened himself to a bird? Who will not see herein a matchless love, a divine tenderness, which should both woo and win our confidence? Even as a hen covereth her chickens so doth the Lord protect the souls which dwell in him; let us cower down beneath him for comfort and for safety. Hawks in the sky and snares in the field are equally harmless when we nestle so near the Lord." May we place our faith, trust and security not in government programmes or in other men but in Him!

Our local newspaper recently carried the article GUESTS DRESS IN SCARY BEST. It said "The party's theme was Halloween and everyone who attended was dressed to the nines in all kinds of scary costumes. A large crowd was in attendance for the party that was organised simply for fun and entertainment. The bash continued well into the night with plenty of socialising, singing and dancing by all." Now we ask you the question, "Where was this Halloween party held?" It may not be a surprise to you when we say it was held at the Roman Catholic Church. Matthew 23:27 aptly describes this as being "full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness."

Our pastor, D. A. Waite has a good tract exposing Halloween for what it really is; a Satanic Druid holiday. Dr. Waite says on the last page of his tract that it was his "...conviction that true Bible loving Christians should not be a part of the evils and wickedness of satanic things. We must realize that Halloween is the Devil's birthday."  When we first came to Australia in 1979 Halloween was not celebrated at all but as you can see from the newspaper article that is not the case today.  However, the Bible is very clear that we believers and His churches are not to have any "fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them" Ephesians 5:11. 

It was also in October that the ecumenical crowd (Baptist Union, Roman Catholic, Assembly of God, Seven Day Adventist, Church of Christ, etc.) held a contemporary gospel concert and according to the newspaper article it drew an attendance of 400 people. Unhappily many here and in the USA have accepted these worldly pragmatic methods of supposedly reaching new people and hopefully keeping the young and older people in the church. There is an illustrative warning of todayís situation in 2ND Kings 4:38-40 where Elisha finds a "dearth" at Gilgal. Gilgal is a place of importance to the history of Israel. It was the place where Israel first camped after crossing Jordon. It was there at Gilgal the Lord said to Joshua "This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you" Joshua 5:9. It was also the place where the Passover was celebrated upon Israelís entrance into the Promised Land. Gilgal was in Israelís past a place of separation, commemoration, and identification but on that day it was a day of death, 2ND Kings 4: 40 "there is death in the pot". This death came by way of gathering some "wild gourds" of which it is said "they knew them not" 4:39. So today, a terrible spiritual dearth has settled upon "Christendom" with the proliferation of shallow and often heretical "Christian" books, worldly fleshly music, an audience void of hearing and a pulpit void of preaching the Word of God. The churches have sought to survive by giving the people the "wild gourds" found in the worldís fields. In 2Kings 4: 40 it says "And they could not eat thereof". Unfortunately it doesnít seem to be the case in the majority of situations today. The people and their leaders set right down and partake only to find out much too late that they are poisoning their soul. We say all of this to say that it is our desire to be obedient (even though some might call it old fashioned) in music; "I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding" 1ST Corinthians 14:15, and Bible separation; 2ND Corinthians 6: 14 and 15 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel."

Recently David received a telephone call from a Christian young man whom we have not seen for a year or more. He and his father live a couple of hours south of us and the telephone call had to do with his fatherís having cancer and the prospect of recovery not being very positive. David has only met this gentleman (who is 79) twice but he asked his son that if the Lord was to take him to ask if David would conduct the funeral. David agreed to do the funeral but at the same time we are praying for this manís recovery if it be the Lordís will.

Australiaís Prime Minister has called for the Federal election to be held on Saturday November 24. Our election campaigns do not run as long as those in the United States which is good in many ways. The present coalition government and the opposition are making their promises hoping to reach certain interest groups. During an election both partyís give away money as though the money is coming from somewhere other than the citizens (the taxpayers). What is sad is that it seems the citizens (the taxpayers) do not even stop to consider where the money these politicians are promising to spend comes from. This election is very crucial to the nation for many reasons of which two are the future legalization of same sex marriage and euthanasia. The present government has stood firm in its resistance to both but the opposition if elected just might capitulate to the pressure of the minor third parties in the senate who endorse both. Sadly the issue of continuing the murder of the unborn (abortion) is never mentioned by either of the two majour political parties. We would ask that as the Lord brings it to mind please pray for Australia as we go to the polls November 24.

Other prayer requests include Godís blessings on:

  1. The radio programmes, Friday and Sunday. Firstly that people would be listening and secondly for the Lord to work in their hearts. We were recently encouraged when a lady telephoned to tell us she listens regularlly and enjoys the programmes.
  2. The tracts that are distributed.
  3. Our services.

Our hearts desire is for these ministries to be used of the Lord in bringing people to personal faith in Christ, follow Him in baptism and unite with one of the two independent Baptist works seeking to be established here in our area. These three will in turn bring glory to Him!

In closing this epistle we once again thank you for your continued financial and prayer support. Jude 1:24, 25 "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen."

Yours in Christ Jesus,

David and Pam Bennett

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Missionaries David and Pamela Bennett

The Bennetts Serving the Lord in Australia Since 1979.

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