August 2017 news from Vice President of Oceania: Anne Bowie

Two highlights stand out for me from this last month. The first is that an Explorers Club programme is being started at the Church of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ on the North Shore in a Filipino Church there. Lewis Bacon and I had the joy of training two leaders from that church on Saturday 22 July and they will begin teaching their children in about a fortnight. Explorer’s Club is the follow-up to Hope for Kids and provides discipling for those children who come to faith and another opportunity for new ones to come to faith.

The second highlight has been planning the second EE New Zealand Conference which is being held in Christchurch over the weekend of

4-6 August.   It will be an exciting opportunity to look back over the last three years since the last one held in Auckland, to celebrate what God has done and see what we might improve on. It’s also an opportunity for everyone to bring their passion, experience, vision and ideas to build in to the future.

This year National Conferences will be held in all the Oceania nations; next August their leaders will gather in Brisbane for the Oceania Conference there and the following August (2019) in Tirana, Albania for the Congress of Nations. These meetings are not designed to be mere ‘talk fests’ but meetings at which all ‘EEians’ can build into the ministry.  Please pray that these Conferences will truly be led and guided by the Spirit to speed the advance the Gospel.