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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.

An Experience I Will Never Forget

November 29, 2022
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Blair Woolley and Viti Dranica

In July this year, I went on a ministry trip to Fiji, which had a profound effect on me. Pastor James and Viv Anson from FaithPointe Church in Auckland led this amazing mission alongside Atawhai Morgan and myself. During our stay, we were hosted by Pastors Samu & Radini Susana who set up FaithPointe South […]

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God Calls Us to Work Together

November 29, 2022
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Different hands holding 4 pieces of a puzzle

In Nehemiah we see that God always keeps his promises. Nehemiah prayed trusting that God wanted the walls rebuilt. Nehemiah chapter three onwards tells us that the people worked next to each other. Cooperating and working as a team. Some couldn’t do the building as they weren’t physically able. I know I would have problems […]

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Stronger Together

November 29, 2022
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Two hands clasped together with the words 'Strong Together' and 'Nehemiah 3'

Keynote speaker of National Camp Online 2022, Reverend Timothy Lee spoke about Nehemiah and people rebuilding the city walls and gates of Jerusalem. This is an edited summary of his presentation. God’s people had spent time in captivity with the Babylonians. It was about 100 years before they were allowed to return to Judah, their […]

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Reflections on Prayer

November 29, 2022
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Di Willis

This is a written summary of a workshop about prayer by Di Willis. The workshop was part of Elevate National Camp Online 2022. Di says she is not an intercessor, nor an expert on the subject of prayer. Nevertheless, she loves talking to God and hearing His voice. There are so many different ways of […]

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Dave Palmer

Volunteer Spotlight

November 29, 2022
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Dave Palmer Over 12 years ago Dave Palmer became the chairperson of Christchurch CFFD. Six years prior, in 2004, his friend Bruce Catherall, chairperson at the time, invited him to CFFD Christchurch camp at Woodend. Dave was going to be there for only two hours but stayed for five. “I enjoyed what I saw!” Dave […]

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The Anchor: Jenny Hook’s poetry book

November 29, 2022
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If you meet someone on the streets of Auckland handing out free poetry books, it is a good chance that you have met Jenny Hook. The once long-serving volunteer at the Drop-In Centre in Onehunga (2004-2017), the CFFD Auckland Camp and National Camp has published her first book, The Anchor. “God will do the distribution. […]

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Kevin Park speaking at the front of church

Kevin Park’s Communication Ministry

November 29, 2022
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Although we know God only wants what is best for us, have you ever been surprised by His work and plan? I became a Christian in 2011 and have understood my relationship with God well. However, God and His work are still my constant pursuit. His knowledge even cannot compare with ours. Therefore, I have […]

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