It has been an exciting couple of months since my last report. We’ve had our EENZ conference which was an opportunity to spend time and cast vision with our South Island team members, and to hear them making goals to have at least four workshops in the South Island next year. We’ve had a Team Visioning Day that was inspiring and is helping us in our future planning. We have also had two Hope for Kids workshops in September. Even though the numbers were low with only four people from three different churches attending, some exciting things have come out of it, for example:
(a) One young girl came to know the Lord at the on-the-job training where 20 children heard the gospel;
(b) Three of the people who came to the workshop want to offer the programme at an After School Club in 2018;
Moving on to the Christchurch workshop, it was great to have Adrienne Van Rij and David Jull as co-workshop presenters to support and equip this very passionate group, who have a desire to communicate with young people in a way that works and want to make sure their young people come to faith in Christ. The key leaders now want to put the programme into action at their different locations around Canterbury.
Another development that I’m praising the Lord for is that there are new trainers who are keen to be part of workshop training. Speaking of workshops: there is one scheduled for Auckland in November on the North Shore, please register here if you are interested. I have already started booking workshops for 2018 in the North Island, and I will be meeting with more South Island leaders this November to arrange other workshops in there next year.
Thank you all for your wonderful support and enthusiasm, Lewis