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Why a Kiwifruit is Not a Kiwi | Tips on New Zealand Culture

Posted on Jul 18, 2019, in the categories: Community Living, New Zealand Culture
Why a Kiwifruit is Not a Kiwi | Tips on New Zealand Culture

“You wouldn’t call a passion fruit just a 'passion', would you?” I've always known that green, fuzzy snack was a “kiwifruit”, not a kiwi—my brothers made sure of it. We all grew up in the USA, but our parents are originally from New Zealand. So when I moved to New Zealand as an eighteen-year-old to go to university, there were many cultural mishaps I avoided, just because I grew up between these two worlds.…

How I Started Using My Degree in Missions

Posted on Apr 19, 2019, in the categories: Uncategorised
How I Started Using My Degree in Missions

What am I supposed to do now? I had come back to New Zealand with my heart set on serving on another Discipleship Training School (DTS). Disappointment sunk in when, upon arrival, I found out that they already had enough team members and didn’t need me to help. I was not expecting this at all.…

How I Discovered My Vision on my YWAM Journey

Posted on Mar 7, 2019, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools, Leaders Internship, Post-DTS, Transformational Development School
How I Discovered My Vision on my YWAM Journey

I am currently in my Leaders Internship course with nine others, supported by an awesome team—all in the beautiful nation of Aotearoa (the Maori word for New Zealand)! The goal of these three months is to develop and understand our strengths for leadership, to learn what it means to be rooted in our identity…

Where the Song "Dream of Your Heart" All Started - Furnace Worship

Posted on Feb 8, 2019, in the categories: Furnace Worship, Prayer Room, School of Worship
Where the Song

Last year, my friend Josh Yeoh, originally with Penang House of Prayer and now in Singapore, came to New Zealand to speak on prayer and worship. During our Community Night, he shared about Isaiah 24:16 and 42:10-12, which both proclaim that from the ends of the earth—New Zealand, the South Pacific—songs would arise, singing "Glory…

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