I hope you’re all enjoying this weather! I love Summer. Time to get out the shorts and Jandals and head for the beach. It’s a great time of year.
Firstly I wanted to say thank you to everyone that supported the Light Party on Thursday. It was so great to see kids enjoying themselves, families connecting and those Star Wars guests were amazing. Thank you to Richard Kenny our amazing intern. You and the team were amazing.
This is an update on what is happening so you are all in the loop with the Campuses. On Sunday I was with our Burnside Campus. It was my first Official Sunday as the Senior Pastor of Burnside. I spoke on Legacy of Freedom and had a great response to the message.
There is a great feel in the place. A lot of people have been waiting for change and I think they are excited about what is happening.
So my schedule over the next two months is to alternate between Campuses each Sunday. I’ll speak at Burnside one Sunday then at City the following. Along with this I’ll spend Wednesdays at the Burnside Office to be a support to the Campus and staff there.
I’ll still be available to the staff and Church if needed. I know this will be for a short time and so I don’t see any major issues. To be honest the team at City are so good at what they do I sometimes just end up getting in the way.
I love how God thinks and how he acts. Isaiah 55:8-9 says “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, “ declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts then your thoughts.”
I’m so encouraged and challenged by this. Simply put “God is in Control”. He knows what He is doing. I just have to trust in him to lead the way. How awesome and scary is that!
This Sunday I know will be one of my most favourite Sundays of the Year. Ps Murray Robertson from South West Baptist is speaking. Ps Murray is a living legend and a statesman for the Kingdom of God in Christchurch. He has, over the past 30 years, Mentored countless numbers of Pastors from multiple denominations in Christchurch as is a great source of wisdom and support for me.
Do whatever you can to be here this Sunday at our City Campus, Ps Murray is an amazing teacher of the Word so bring pen and paper to take notes!
Finally, with all the changes and increase of responsibility in my role. I’m going to need more people to be praying for me. I want to thank those that currently do cover me and the family in prayer, you have been amazing and we have felt blessed. But I know I’ve got to go to a whole new level so with this in mind. I need more people to be praying for me. So I’m calling on anyone in the Church that would like to sign up to be regularly praying for me and Taua and the Church. Could you please contact me on Faamanu.firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add you to a regular email that I’ll start producing.
We are in for great things because we serve a great God.