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Why Prayer isn't Boring Anymore | YFNZ Story

Posted on Oct 8, 2020, in the categories: Prayer, Prayer Room
Why Prayer isn't Boring Anymore | YFNZ Story

“Prayer is like a telephone for us to talk to Jesus” - A line from a Sunday school classic I used to sing as a kid. I always knew about prayer. My parents prayed with me every night growing up - “Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for a lovely day today...”. I knew that I could talk to God whenever I wanted and that He would hear me. But I felt like I never heard anything back. I thought prayer was supposed to be like a telephone, so why am I the only one talking? To me, prayer was like talking to a brick wall. Pointless and boring.…

Dream of Your Heart - Ryan Kondo & Furnace Worship | Song Story

Posted on Feb 8, 2019, in the categories: Furnace Worship, Prayer Room, School of Worship
Dream of Your Heart - Ryan Kondo & Furnace Worship | Song Story

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 to the Righteous One". Isaiah 42 also goes on to share that the islands, the coastlands, and the Middle East would be affected by those songs.…

When My Last Choice Became My One Thing

Posted on Oct 12, 2018, in the categories: Campus Life, Outreaches, Prayer Room
When My Last Choice Became My One Thing

“And your outreach location will be.... New Zealand! You will be helping lead worship in the Prayer Room!” I was angry. The former Prayer Room staff had up and moved to the Middle East so they were in need of musicians, singers, and sound technicians. Did I care? No. I signed up for my specific…

Why We Changed our Name to YWAM Furnace NZ

Posted on Sep 14, 2018, in the categories: Campus Life, Announcements, Prayer Room
Why We Changed our Name to YWAM Furnace NZ

Name changes seemed to be everywhere. Abram became Abraham, Jacob became Israel, even Saul to Paul. We heard of churches renaming themselves, even other YWAM locations. But could it really happen to us? Could there be a name that captured our story, in all its twists and turns? And how did we even become…

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