Auckland CFFD Camp – Building Friendships and Community

It’s been three years since the last National Camp was in Matamata and last year, we had to cancel Auckland CFFD Camp. So, with much anticipation as the committee began planning for the 2023 camp at Carey Park, there was also much prayer for it to go ahead. With all the work involved in preparing […]

Hebron Disability Services

Praise God for His goodness and faithfulness to Hebron Disablity Service. Praise God for the passion, compassion and faithfulness of all staff and volunteers in the ministry. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do […]

Volunteer Spotlight

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 […]

The Anchor: Jenny Hook’s poetry book

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. […]

Hawkes Bay’s Hallelujah Lady

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight

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 […]