Blog

Elevate Articles

Welcome! Whether you or a loved one has a disability, you are a leader of a church or Christian organisation, a ministry worker, or you are simply interested in disability issues, the articles and stories below have been written to equip, encourage, inspire and even challenge you.

46 Years in Ministry: Hugh and Di Willis

July 26, 2022
Category: , ,
Hugh and Di Willis smiling at the camera

Hugh and Di Willis have stepped outside of the spotlights, but don’t call it retirement. The couple is still very much part of the ministry. With Kirsty Armitage at the helm in the role as ‘National Director’ of Elevate Christian Disability Trust, Hugh and Di continue to give her their full support, with all the […]

Read More

What is in your hand?

July 26, 2022
Category: ,

So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.” Exodus 4:2 (NKJV) God had chosen Moses to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt. But Moses immediately began to enumerate all the reasons why he was not qualified to assume such leadership. Then the Lord asked him, “What […]

Read More

Hawkes Bay’s Hallelujah Lady

July 26, 2022
Category: , ,

Joan Parker’s first introduction to Elevate was in 1986 when she attended our National Camp. Her church had heard about the camp and felt it would be good for her. It wasn’t a typical camp introduction though, as her buddy Ruth Jones (now Beale) had injured her back and Joan stayed with her in their […]

Read More

My First Encounter with Jesus

July 26, 2022
Category: , ,

I was about 10 years old when I went to National Camp. My reading teacher, Cherry at my school in Auckland offered to take students to camp. I leapt at the opportunity to go on a weekend trip. My best friend in primary school, Hudson, was one of the other students who went. That made […]

Read More

Looking for something in particular

https://elevatecdt.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/logo.png

Want to keep up to date with what’s happening within Elevate? Sign up to our e-Newsletter:

Name

More articles

Volunteer Spotlight

July 26, 2022
Category: , ,

Jan Bridgeman, Joy Ministries National Coordinator   Jan Bridgeman shares how ‘looking neither to the right nor the left’ has led to her remarkable 27-year involvement with Joy Ministries. My husband and I were at Bible college. We didn’t know why we were at Bible college; God had just sent us there. At the end of […]

Read More
Two young women at a cafe chatting and laughing

Giving Gifts Glorifies God

July 26, 2022
Category: ,

Sometimes we think too easily about our inabilities, when actually God has given us so many abilities and gifts. If we leave them on the shelf we are not glorifying God. By taking them down and putting them to use we give Him praise. When we use our gifts we honour God, the One who […]

Read More

LOVE IS, LOVE ISN’T, LOVE ACTUALLY 

June 18, 2022
Category: , , ,

JACK*   A large, ‘successful’ church: good-looking successful people. And if you’re female, being blonde (whether by birth or by bottle) helps. If you’re popular in the media, so good. We love you!   But you? You’re in a wheelchair? We’ve got a ramp, and a wheelchair loo [good for storing gear in] – what more could […]

Read More