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For many of us, the memories of the widespread catastrophic floods caused by heavy rainfall that struck Auckland and Northland at the end of January, followed by Cyclone Gabrielle's devastation in parts of the North Island, especially the regions of Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, and G...
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Disasters in North Africa

September 18, 2023
In the past week, North Africa has witnessed two major disasters: catastrophic flooding in Libya and a massive earthquake in Morocco.On September 8, 2023, at 23:11 local time, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco, southwest of Marrakesh. Nearly 3,000 deaths have been re...
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The Apostle Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians that we are compelled, or controlled, by the love of Christ.Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. We are not tryin...
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It is that time in New Zealand, when our thoughts focus once again on politics as another election draws near. Don't worry, this is not a party political broadcast and I am not telling you which political party you should vote for. Rather this reflects some of my thinking on...
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Tonga House Project

May 5, 2023
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Running with Endurance

April 21, 2023
Last week I had the privilege of attending the centenary celebrations for Laidlaw College. You may know Laidlaw College as New Zealand Bible Training Institute (NZBTI - 1922-1972) or Bible College of New Zealand (BCNZ - 1972-2008). Over the years many of our mission partners...
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Without Easter...

April 6, 2023
Without Easter, there is no mission, because without Easter, there is no Good News, there is no Resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most pivotal event in all of history. At Easter, we remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It rep...
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NZ Disaster Update

March 25, 2023
People have given generously to the disaster recovery efforts following the devastation caused by the flooding in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne region. Many local community groups, including churches, have responded to the needs in their local area. Some of these groups ...
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Thinking about Disasters

March 3, 2023
Over recent weeks it has been impossible to watch the news or read a newspaper without seeing the impact of disasters around the world. Whether it be earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, floods in Auckland, or cyclone devastation on the east coast of the North Island, the impact...
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You're One in 8 Billion

January 23, 2023
According to the United Nations, the world population reached 8 billion people towards the end of 2022.This 8 billion people presents both a challenge and an opportunity for missions. On one hand, the sheer number of people in the world today can be overwhelming and make the...
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