Hope for Kids Workshop, 16, 23 & 24 February 2019

Hope for KidsWhen:  16, 23 & 24 February 2019

Where:  St James Presbyterian Church, 30 West Street, Pukekohe

November 2018 News from Raj

Greetings to everyone in the mighty name of Jesus.

It has been another fabulous month for our EE ministry in general. We started October with EE Classic training for four churches in the Rarotonga across five days – 28 people were trained and on the last night of the training, eight teams went out and witnessed to people in homes and streets. The outcome was 10 people heard the gospel and three souls saved. Praise the Lord! Heaven is rejoicing. The team leaders are now following up the three who received Christ to disciple them. Not only that, but those who have been trained have also made a commitment to meet weekly at their churches and carry on witnessing and multiplying.

Here is one of the messages posted by the witnessing team, on Facebook.

“Avarua EE team is on their 3rd week home visit. God is moving mightily and we are seeing souls receiving Christ as their Personal Saviour. It has brought feelings of joy and peace at the same time to the families that have been visited. Remember, it’s not about denominations, it’s not about religion, it’s not about doctrine, but it is about our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen”.

End of this year, the four churches in Rarotonga are coming together to form an EE national committee for the Cook Islands to select an EE chairman, treasurer, secretary and National Director. Please pray for this to go well and that they will become a multiplying nation by the 2019 Congress in Albania.

    

On the home front, we have just completed the “Share your Faith” training with St. James Presbyterian Church in Pukekohe and have started our weekly witnessing and discipling there. We have had several wonderful testimonies from the witnessing team, where 11 people heard the gospel, one person was saved and with one recommitment to Christ. One was an atheist, who initially started off very defensively and didn’t want to know anything to do with God, but after further questioning on his reasons and a deeper conversation, he gladly received the “Do you know for sure if you are going to Heaven” booklet.  From being an atheist, he has now become a seeker of the truth – that is tremendous development.  Glory to God.

We have also completed the 3rd week of XEE training at Massey Community Church, where up to 15 people are being trained. The training is progressing very well. We have three more Sundays to teach and will then go out witnessing. We have also started another five-week XEE training at Greenlane Presbyterian Church, as well as Share Your Faith training in Henderson, West Auckland.  We have planned a Hope for Kids workshop in November at Greenlane Presbyterian, which starts from the 16th and finishes on the 18th.  If you would like to register via the website, click here or on Facebook, click here.  Please share with anyone who’s interested in attending.

Have a blessed month ahead and please keep praying for EE ministry.  Thank you.

Raj, National Director

 

November 2018 News from Anne

Greetings,

The highlight of the last month was the ten-day meeting with John Sorensen, President of EE International, Rod Story, Specialist VPs, the six other Continental VPs and Congress organisers in Tirana, Albania. As you know, this is where the Fourth Congress of Nations will be held in just over nine months’ time. It is getting very close!  We were there for our usual six-monthly conference, but also to check out the venue, the programme and arrangements. As we have found, whenever national leaders gather, there are big advantages in having everyone stay in one venue, where delegates can talk, share experiences, make and renew friendships and network. And Tirana seems ideal – it  truly is where “East meets West”.

It is great to hear of the growth of the ministry in the Cook Islands. Raj, his family and team, the Churches of Titakaveka and Avarua, and Tuaine Unuia, the local organiser, are to be congratulated on how they are taking the ministry forward. The implementing Avarua CICC Church is seeing people come to faith in Christ week by week. Praise God! I do hope a Cook Island delegate will be at the Congress and maybe, since they are NZ citizens, a visa won’t be needed.

On the ‘Oceania front’ this month and the beginning of next, I plan to be visiting Vanuatu, Fiji and Australia in order to encourage the EE teams, attend Board Meetings and conduct their Annual Reviews. Please pray that each of these special times will be really helpful to them and productive.

Yours joyfully in His harvest,

Anne Bowie, VP Oceania