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Covid-19 Update

May 14, 2020
I thought I should update you regarding what’s happening at GC3 in response to NZ’s moving to Alert Level 2. AmbassadorMurray will be working from home, getting to grips with what his new role with us entails. He’s really looking forward to engaging with people in chur...
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GC3 is pleased to introduce to you our new Youth Director, Matt Lister.  Matt has officially started in the role and we are excited by the skills, enthusiasm and passion he brings. Matt was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Australia when he was eight years o...
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Changes At Headspace

October 16, 2019
Readers of e-Connect will be aware we at GC3 have appointed Matt Lister as our new Youth Director (refer 24 July). Matt will be officially taking up that role on Friday, 18th October. He can be contacted on 0226 525 931. Charlie Shadbolt will continue to be involved with the...
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Block Four: Cross-Cultural Exposure Trip Dates: 28th July to 13rd October  Block Description: This is the offshore component of the programme where the team spends nine and a half weeks working alongside our partners in Thailand, in both rural and urban settings. D...
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Last year the Headspace team had the privilege of having Wijit join us as an intern. Wijit is 24, lives in Thailand, and is originally from Burma. He has had continued contact with Headspace for many years, first through his school that Headspace visits, then through joining...
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Dear Heavenly Father

April 29, 2019

A reflective piece written by a gapper after their time in Thailand.

Dear heavenly father…Unfairness is surrounding me. I said I wanted justice, I remember saying oceans of it. I want mercy and rivers flowing full of it. This morning I woke crippled in thought, More of you and less of me. But that means sacrifi...
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Headspace - Block 2

April 3, 2019
A full-on work-experience! The team have just started working six days a week, nine and half hours a day in a local kiwifruit packhouse. Relief comes at the weekly team nights: where they meet, have a meal and hang-out times. During this time there are also opportunities to ...
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Headspace - Block 1

March 6, 2019
We’ve had a great start to 2019. We’ve kicked off the year with a team of 16 that includes eleven gappers, two interns, our leaders Walter and Tracy Annear and Youth Director, Charlie Shadbolt.  Block One: Foundations Dates: 4th March - 31st March Block Description:...
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How Did I Get here?

December 5, 2018

Part 2

This article is based on an interview with Katie, a social worker with a passion for justice. Tell us about the work you’re doing with Partners in Thailand and Burma. Currently I’m settling into my role at Partners and figuring out what it is going to look like. At the m...
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How Did I Get Here?

November 28, 2018
Interview by Melanie Crosbie | GC3 Youth Director AssistantThis article is based on an interview with Katie, a social worker with a passion for justice. Katie grew up in Te Awakairangi (Lower Hutt) with her parents, three younger sisters and their Yorkshire Terrier. In 2011 ...
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