Recent North Island Trip
Late April into early May, Doug & Angela travelled to the North Island, taking meetings over two Sabbaths in Papamoa, May 1, and Auckland May 8. In between were full days and evenings with visiting and a couple of meetings. We noticed this time, more than others, that people just wanted to talk. There was the virus and vaccination issue on many minds, along with a little more anxiety: fellowship is important, and we enjoyed our time together also.
Coming North Island Trip
We will be on the road at the end of June, again heading to the North Island.
Woodville: Sabbath June 26
Morning & afternoon meetings
Woodlands Road Hall, Woodville
Contact Graeme: 06 376 7173
Papamoa: Sabbath July 3
Papamoa church fellowship,
242 Dickson Street, Papamoa
Contact John: 07 543 4148
Whitianga: Sabbath July 3
Sabbath out and evening meeting
Contact Janice: 027 248 2984
Auckland: Sabbath July 10
Morning and afternoon meetings
Waitac Church, 145 Moire Road, Massey, Auckland.
Contact Clayton: 021 0271 2964 or Herbert: 021 215 5218
In between these commitments, we will be travelling and visiting. Be in touch with us if you would like to catch up or have us bring an order for you.
A Sabbath fellowship is planned for a somewhat remote part of the South Island. There are people who have very little fellowship because of their isolation and we are planning a Sabbath in their area.
George Opiyo, a speaker at our North and South camps this year, is returning to the South Island and will be sharing the meetings on this special Sabbath.
Children’s meetings are included.
Sabbath, February 27 - 9.30am/11.00am/2.00pm/4.00pm
A fellowship lunch is also planned.
Please bring a plate of finger food to share.
Waihao Valley Church
2 Turners Road
This venue is 15 minutes south of Waimate, South Canterbury and is a small country church in the hub of the Waihao Downs settlement, which consists of one intersection, being Hakataramea Highway/Serpentine Valley Road/Turners Road.
All are welcome to attend and enjoy a rural, country atmosphere for the day together.
Plans are subject to lock-down restrictions, should there be changes in isolation levels.
Upcoming Camps, Trips and Meetings
We have a number of regular and one-off events that happen throughout the year.
New Zealand Annual Camps 2021: Were held as usual.
Due to Covid, we did not bring any overseas speakers in this year, as there are restrictions at our borders which is time consuming and expensive. We worked with our local people and we had a good selection of speakers to share and encourage. The speakers are featured below and we very much enjoyed the messages they each presented.
Doug Hurley: Took some of the meetings during both camps. He has been in the message for 36 years, and right from the beginning, he and Angela, along with all their family, have had a love and passion for ministry, both to live the message and to share it.
Damon Hurley: well known among us, Damon looked after the morning worships for the North camp. From memory, Damon has never missed a camp in the 32 years we have been involved in the self-supporting work. He will be attending with his wife Cherie and their three children. (Nth Island only)
Reg Peterson: from Kaitaia is well versed in our message, has a definite passion for evangelism and outreach. He is married to Rachel and has two girls and works in the area of support and aid for intellectually challenged people. (Nth Island only)
Clayton Mbofana: is originally from Zimbabwe, found the message here in New Zealand and now works as a lay pastor for Waitac Church in Massey, Auckland. He also has a real burden for supporting his flock and reaching out to the community. He is married to Bernie and they have a family.
George Opiyo: is from Kenya, but has been in New Zealand for four years of study in chemistry. He completed those studies early last year and right at this point is graduating having achieved his PhD. He is married to Nasarine and while he has applied himself to his studies in chemistry, he also has a love and passion for the Bible and our message.
While New Zealand is relatively free of this virus, our borders remain very restricted for international travel. All the Australian Sabbaths and camps have been postponed until borders are relaxed and freedom to travel can commence again. We don’t know if, when, or how this will happen. We will just wait and recommence our plans as soon as able. Contact the below phone numbers in your area for any discussion on these.
Mt Tamborine, South Queensland
Contacts 04 0004 7904 or 04 1209 7345
Neville, New South Wales
Contact 04 1741 0849
Tahlee, New South Wales
Contact 04 2313 5143
North Summer Camp & South Bible Convention 2020
14-19 January North Island and 23-26 January South Island
Speakers for these meetings were:
Mike Bauler - USA
Mike's goals are to help give the gospel with an emphasis in helping his Bible students discover the truths in Bible prophecy. He is also committed to seeing the gospel message going around the world and he has made trips to conduct prophecy seminars in many parts of the world. Pastor Mike longs to see more workers active in sharing the gospel. To help meet this need he conducts Bible worker training seminars as well as speaking at churches.
Andreas Mellas - Canada
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Andreas is of Greek origin speaking greek and french languages fluently. With his wife Elida they partner to minister to people everywhere. His passion is to exhort people walk humbly, justly and uprightly before God.
Sam Braga - Australia
Sam was born in Chile and migrated to Australia at the age of 19 in 1989. He studied theology works as a revivalist, evangelist and missionary trainer depending on God throughout faith. Sam is brother-in-law to our well-known Oscar Sande.
More information can be found on the NI Summer camp here.
More information can be found on the ALBC SI convention here.
Basic recordings are now available on DVD and we will be producing many of these for broadcast, online sharing and DVD distribution.
Vegan Expo Christchurch
We have been a regular stall holder at Christchurch's Vegetarian then Vegan Expo's over the years.
The next Vegan Expo is on 8th November 2020 at Canterbury University from 10am to 4pm. We look forward to seeing you there at our booth. Our very own Angela Hurley will be presenting a cooking demonstration on the day.
Lots more details can be found on the Vegan Society website here: https://veganexpo.co.nz/christchurch/