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16 October 2009

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Sunday 8 November is IDOP

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

It is a time set apart in over 130 countries, for us to remember thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

· Through prayer, people are released from prison.
· Through prayer, torture comes to an end.
· Through prayer, families find safety.
· Through prayer, false charges are dropped.
· Through prayer, people can be sustained and preserved through all manner of evil.
· Through prayer, world leaders can have a change of heart.
· And through prayer, those who oppress others can find the love of Jesus.
A few minutes in prayer for a persecuted Christian can make a real difference to their situation.

Visit the IDOP website resources (powerpoint, prayerpoints and 3 min video) www.idop.org.nz


Westyouth News - Camp & Parachute

Westyouth News

We have pencilled in Hibburt Park for the weekend 11 - 13 Dec for our annual youth group camp and planning is underway. Shaping up to be a fun weekend.
Keep this weekend free!!! For Ransomed group, youth group and year 8.

Parachute is 29 Jan to 1st Feb. We will need to start planning this soon so we will need to know numbers of people who intend to come. Start saving now and we will be asking for firm numbers by the end of this month.


Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

Emmanuel Kopwe: I would like to recommend this speaker to you.

Emanuel is doing a teaching tour of NZ with the topic:

“Forgiveness is a choice”.

Emanuel is director of reconciliation with African Enterprise working in Rwanda, Burundi , the DRC and Liberia for reconciliation and peacebuilding.

He is speaking this weekend on
Saturday 17th 7.30pm at St Stephens Anglican Cnr Shirley Rd & Emmett St. and
Sunday 18th 7.00pm at St John’s Anglican, Latimer Sq.