Milestones, Mistakes and Miracles

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10

It’s hard to explain to some people… why we do the crazy things we do. Missions and evangelism in Australia has never been a comfortable and convenient journey. If you’ve ever set out to establish a small business or planted a church in a country town you will understand that there is much sacrifice, faith and determination to keep going.

Crossing Australia is as much about redefining how we connect with an Australian society that no longer goes to church, generations of people who are literally unreached with the Gospel message of Christ’s love…. as it is with riding a motorcycle across the deserts of the Great Southland. 

I always knew it would be a great test of character and physical strength. I did not expect to be stricken down with pneumonia and asthma three days into the ride. I did not expect that we would be changing the route because of weather and closed roads… I didn’t expect to be so well looked after by an amazing team who literally only got to meet for the first time three days before the mission started!!! The events where I was too unwell to speak and sing were highly effective because the team stepped up and made it happen. I’m sharing this because I’m so grateful for the support and encouragement that has come with the journey so far. Thank you.

We’ve never done a big public ‘fundraising’ project like this before, yet every day the GoFundMe campaign increases and that is very humbling. The finances raised on this venture will be invested straight back into the work we are doing in remote regions of Australia to combat suicide and depression. It will also assist us in developing programs that can be implemented in communities long term to build hope into people’s lives. I’m excited about the concepts we are working on with Desert Song music, songwriting, recording, filming and events for the future. Evangelism must be innovative and creative in these modern times… But never compromise the essence of the message.

Some will never understand this crazy venture… But for those who have been through great pain or loss, those who have struggled with depression or lost a loved one to suicide, it all makes sense. So thank you to those who have actually partnered with us in a practical way and sewn into the vision. 

It’s so true… we are called and chosen to be a peculiar people. God smiles when we step out and attempt great (and crazy) exploits for Him!!! Shark Bay to Alice Springs to Birdsville to Byron Bay…. Here we come!!


Steve Grace