We had a wonderful time at church on Sunday celebrating the role of the Father with games and prizes, a fantastic song from Oceana Olsen and a powerful message from Pastor Phil. I heard that the Power-zone programme with our Children's Pastor Mike Scott was just as amazing if not more so. Well done to Anna and her team and to Mike and his team for doing so much to make Sundays great.
This week we have one of the most amazing New Zealanders you’ll ever meet Daniel Walker of NVader speaking at our 10am and 5pm services. I have been waiting eagerly for this weekend to arrive and I know that you will be touched deeply by what Daniel has to share. Below is some information from their website.
Nvader is primarily a team of investigators who together use their combined skills and experience to conduct detailed investigations and gather compelling evidence. They are in turn supported by a team of lawyers, social workers, aftercare specialists, business people, IT consultants and cultural experts.
The Nvader team is motivated by a Christian worldview that affords value and inherent dignity to every human being no matter what their race, religion, colour or creed. They are inspired by a hunger for justice and compassion for the vulnerable and the oppressed. Finally they are compelled to use the very best of their skills, experience and expertise to courageously enter the dangerous world of sex slavery and organized crime in pursuit of freedom.
Nvader founder Daniel Walker has twenty years law enforcement experience. Daniel has spent years working on the front lines in more than a dozen countries documenting cases of human trafficking on behalf of international human rights organizations. His efforts have resulted in the rescue of many hundreds of women and children as well as the successful prosecution of many traffickers. All of the other investigators employed by Nvader have similar law enforcement training and investigative experience.
I really want to encourage you to be at one of our services this Sunday if not both. You will hear and see things that will grip your heart the way it grips the heart of God. As a church let’s join together in support of this amazing man and this amazing organisation.
Invite your friends and family whether they are church goers or not. It will truly be inspirational.
Blessings Nu and Taua