New Zealand (BNC) by Jamie Suiter — Brethren in New Zealand were shaken Monday by 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Continue reading “New Zealand saints shaken by earthquake”
by Kevin Moore
Jim was a Professor of Business Law at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) for 31 years before his deteriorating health forced him to retire last year. He had also served as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at FHU, and Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member of Henderson Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading “Retired professor, Dr. Jim Edmonds, was an inspiration”
PORIRUA, New Zealand (BNc) by Lance Mosher — In the middle of February, I began a personal evangelism course for the local brethren.
We are studying the attitude, tact, and tools of personal evangelism.
I hope this class can give its students the confidence and ability needed for them to reproduce their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in their friends and family. Continue reading “New Zealand missionary evangelizes, teaches personal evangelism to church”
PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (BNc) by Rachel Kyle — The Palmerston North congregation welcomed 65 women Oct. 25-26 for Ladies Challenge 2012.
Sixty-four Christian sisters from over twelve New Zealand congregations and a visitor from Australia came together for a weekend of spiritual growth. The three days were full of fun, laughter and friendship complete with good meals, late night chats, and beautiful singing. Continue reading “New Zealand women accessorize God’s way”
PORIRUA, New Zealand (BNc) — The Porirua church met on May 8 for its first worship service, with 78 people, many visiting Christians from surrounding areas.
For two Saturdays before the first meeting, with the help of a group from Freed-Hardeman, they conducted a campaign to put flyers in letter boxes and door-knock, saturating the closest neighborhoods. Approximately 18,500 homes were personally visited, covering the entire Porirua area. Ten Bible studies were set up, with eleven additional contacts to revisit. Continue reading “Church meets for the first time in Porirua”
by Jeanette Raines
WELLINGTON, NZ (BNc) — A new work in the area of Porirua, called Porirua Missions, started in Jan. 2011, with the arrival of the Kevin Moore family.
God’s providence has provided the Moore family with a household of furniture given by Mitch and Robin Harper. The Moore family will save a lot of time and money looking for house furnishings and will be able to focus more on the work they have come to do. However, they will not be able to move into their house until Feb. 9. Continue reading “New mission effort begins in Porirua, New Zealand”
by Joan Turrell
Gray spent her childhood in the little town of Patea in the province of Taranaki. She cycled three miles to the freezing works (Editor’s Note: a meat packing factory) each day to buy meat. The exercise stood her in good stead later for door-knocking and letter boxing activities. Nona went to work in Patea hospital when she left school and in 1951 she moved to Wellington. She married Peter Gray and together they reared five girls and later three grandsons.
In 1964 the Wellington church was meeting in a building in Ghuznee Street. The church at that time held their holiday Bible school in Miramar South School where Nona’s daughter Brenda attended. Brenda became close friends with Doyle Wright’s daughter who also attended that school. Doyle Wright and Eddie Cantrell, two missionaries and leaders from the Ghuznee Street church knocked on Nona’s door one day with the “good news”. Peter and Nona were baptised in the tank located in the back section of the church building at Ghuznee Street. Continue reading “Nona Gray – Give Me My Roses While I Live.”
by Jeanette Raine
PALMERSTON NORTH, NZ (BNc) — The church in Palmerston North, New Zealand has been hosting a Ladies’ Challenge for a number of years, with the goal of providing a special time for Christian sisters to join together and revive their spirits.
We have been blessed with amazing lessons from our sisters from overseas and locally. A few of our overseas talents have been Betty Choate, Cindy & Hannah Colley, Cynthia Guy, and Nicole Whitacre, Cathy Whitacre and Christina Barkley, a mother-daughter, daughter-in-law team who were passionate Bible class teachers. We have had New Zealand talent, some presenting their first ever lessons at the Ladies’ Challenge. Continue reading “New Zealand Ladies’ Challenge!”