Why is Forgiveness Important

By Michael Smith Kia ora, Elevate whanau. My name is Michael for those who don’t know me, and I’ve been involved in supporting people with disabilities since 2015. I hope you are all doing well. I’m talking about forgiveness. In the parable of the unmerciful servant, Jesus said to Peter to forgive a brother/sister 77 […]

The Soul Lounge at Festival One 2024

We had the privilege of partnering with Festival One to run The Soul Lounge last month, alongside Kylee Black who was the visionary for The Soul Lounge. This was the first full festival to be held at the Hartford Farm in Karapiro. The beautiful location does mean some challenges for access around this site but […]

Get The Sticker!

By Manuele Teofilo  Many of us who use a wheelchair or mobility equipment here in New Zealand are familiar with a sticker. A sticker on the equipment we use daily, and we call our own, that says “Equipment of MOH” or equipment belonging to the Ministry of Health. Or something to that effect. We use […]

Find God’s Peace this Christmas

By Sarah Houston  Happy Christmas Everyone   Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”   Many of you may be sitting down very soon to write your annual Christmas newsletter to send out to friends and family, sharing all the news about the happenings in your […]

Welcome to the Audio Encourager Magazine No. 178

Encourager Magazine No. 178, December 2023

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Relationships Are Central to Being Human

By Kirsty Armitage  This year our devotions have focused on the theme of connection. Relationships and connections are an essential element of being human. It doesn’t take much to find proof of our need for genuine connection. One search online will bring up a multitude of articles and personal accounts of loneliness and isolation. Scroll through any […]

Finding God in Unexpected Places

By Manuele Teofilo  Many stories in the Bible are of people finding God in unexpected places. Just like we have many stories in our lives of unexpected blessings and God revealing Himself in ways we don’t expect. One story that stands out to me is Exodus 3:1-4 when the angel of God appeared in the […]

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 […]