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What's the Weather Like in Tauranga, New Zealand?

Posted on Aug 2, 2019, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools
What's the Weather Like in Tauranga, New Zealand?

So, what’s the weather like in Tauranga?   It's not too shabby, but that's an understatement. The Bay of Plenty region is known across New Zealand for its gorgeous weather and breathtaking coastal scenes. Even the winter can have tropical-feeling days that are perfect for a stroll down Papamoa Beach or a hike up Mount Maunganui. But because I know you want to pack more than just a swimsuit, here's some specific temperature ranges in Tauranga.…

Why God Always Seems to Wait Until the Last Minute

Posted on Jul 25, 2019, in the categories: Campus Life, Post-DTS
Why God Always Seems to Wait Until the Last Minute

“Last minute Helen” is a nickname that my dad has called me since childhood. I like to think of it as being “time challenged”.  It is very true that I am sure I can do 10 minutes worth of activities in two minutes, that the pressure of teaching or assignment preparation needs to be a ‘code red’ before I feel the urge to move, and I hate to be early to anything.  But I have noticed over the years that God also seems to do things the last minute.…

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.…

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