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Mission Down Under: A Call to Action in Australia

In February of 1994, we went to Australia on a speaking tour in reference to our book, When The Wicked Seize A City. It was a whirlwind tour: Starting In Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), we circled the country -- speaking in every capital city of every state in Australia, and in Canberra, the national capital -- finishing up back in Sydney 26 days later. How in the world did this adventure come to us?

Our road to Australia began in early 1993, when a Christian businessman from Australia visited our church in San Francisco. Our book had been released in January, and we gave him a copy to read on his flight back home. According to him, he started reading the book that night, finishing it in the wee hours of the morning. He was quite excited about the book and, upon arriving home, he passed it on to his father-in-law, the pastor of a Baptist church outside Sydney. 1he pastor read and in tum gave it to Rev. Fred Nile, a leading Christian politician in Australia.