To Sharpen Our Thinking


An Act of Dignity

April 19, 2024
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role is the opportunity to connect with our partners and learn about the impactful work they are doing in response to God's calling. Across the globe, we are blessed with remarkable individuals committed to spreading the Gospel while ...
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Last week, I received a newsletter from one of our mission partners who has been faithfully serving the Lord in Asia for many years. His daughter posed a significant question, "Dad, who will continue your work when you go to heaven?" His response was profound, "Great questio...
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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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Peace on Earth?

December 24, 2022
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrappe...
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At some point in our lives, we probably have all asked the question, “What is the Point?” After spending countless hours, exhausting our resources, and putting all our efforts into climbing to the top of the mountain – whether that be building our career, becoming wea...
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A Legacy of Faith

September 16, 2022
If you are like me, you have watched with both interest and sadness, the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the mourning of so many people from around the world. It has been moving to listen to the stories that have been shared about the encounters that people had with their Qu...
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Investing in the Future

September 2, 2022
Over recent weeks I have had a number of conversations with people about how we can best invest in the future.  When it comes to investing in the future, I think about investing in two things - money and people.  With our money, generally we spend it or we invest i...
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We are generous! Since joining the Global Connections team, I have been amazed at how generous many of you are. Each week individuals, organisations and businesses give financially to support our mission partners and our aid projects. Last year over three million dollars was...
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Over recent weeks we have been preparing our annual Daily Prayer Guide. This Guide tells us about our mission partners and most importantly it encourages us to pray for our partners. In praying for the individuals and ministries found in our guide, we join many others in int...
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