What an exciting meeting we had this morning with the staff of Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. For over a year we’ve been praying and searching for a new meeting place for our expanding church in South Auckland. At the top of our list was Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, right in the heart of the Pacific Islander community we’re reaching.
However, there were two problems. The principal was not interested in allowing a church use of their facility and they were in the middle of a $15 million dollar renovation of the school and auditorium.
But amazingly, we were told today the renovations will be complete in 6 weeks and “your church seems to have a lot of favour with several of the school board members.” Essentially they stated we would be given use of this fabulous facility in the coming weeks.
Little did they know they were renovating the auditorium for Every Nation Christian Church. Through faith and patience, our prayers are being answered! We will keep you updated on this as things progress.
So many other exciting things are taking place. Our “Victory Clubs” ministry to high school kids has been seeing incredible fruit. At a recent launch of a new “Victory Club” at Tangaroa High in South Auckland, over 300 students came to hear how they could live a life of Victory.
Also, we are about to start “Saturday Night Live” in West Auckland. These will be powerful nights of praise, worship and testimonies and will kick off our new West Side church plant.
Cindy has begun teaching at our Every Nation Leadership Institute in Auckland. And in July, I will begin travelling to Samoa to help teach at our ENLI there.
Let us say that all of these wonderful works you are making possible. Each door that we walk through, you are truly with us. For without partners like you, we would be unable to reap the harvest the Lord has prepared for us in New Zealand. Thank you for allowing us to share the Gospel with hundreds of Kiwis looking for hope.