Being Connected to God – Part 2

By Ruth Beale In our modern age some say that we don’t need God, that we can do it okay on our own and we don’t feel that we need a connection to God at all. We have become so self-sufficient that some people think we have no need of God and certainly don’t be […]

Being Connected to God – Part 1

By Ruth Beale As we look around the world today and even in our own land we see disasters, sickness and tragedy. Surely this would want us to stay closely connected to God. But if you are anything like me, when all is going well cruising through life and it’s not till a disaster strikes […]

Encourager Magazine No. 177, July 2023

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Welcome to the Audio Encourager Magazine No. 177

Loving Yourself and Others – Part 2

By Michael Smith In my last devotion I talked about connecting with God, and now I want to talk about connecting with others. What came to my mind when I thought about connecting with others was my men’s group, my recovery group, and my Church, and each of these groups have played a positive impact […]

Loving God – Part 1

By Michael Smith Today, I want to share some thoughts around connecting with God. Luke 10:27 in the NIV says “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.”   There are a few ways that we can do this. The […]

A Visit from Kylee & Co.

 Friday 24th March 2023 We had lots of March birthdays to celebrate at CFFD’s fortnightly meeting today. The photo shows Heather holding one cake and Wendy holding another. Unfortunately, one of the cakes ended up on the floor! It was great to have the wonderful Kylee Black and her team with us today at CFFD […]

We Can Trust God with our Worries

Friday 10th March 2023 Today was the day for our fortnightly CFFD gathering. Charleen made some yummy quiches for us to eat for lunch. Thanks so much, Charleen. Tommy K (Tom Kelley) played the keyboard and led us singing Our God Is An Awesome God, You Give Me Shelter, and That My Soul Knows Very […]

Happy Birthday Danielle

Friday 24th February 2023 We had a special gathering at CFFD Waikato today. It was great to see Kirsty Armitage, the national director, her baby daughter Abigail, and Manuele, all down from Auckland. That day was also the 40th birthday celebration for Danielle Gibbs who recently joined the CFFD Waikato committee. Our treasurer Dean Viviani […]

Waikato CFFD AGM

Saturday 18th February 2023 At the annual general meeting of CFFD Waikato held today, the following people were elected to the committee: Co-leaders: Heather Major and Annette Viviani Secretary: Carolyn Cittadini Treasurer: Dean Viviani Committee members: Marc van de Laar, Cathy Harbour, Tony O’Keeffe New committee members: Danielle Gibbs, Angela Clements We are looking forward […]