YWAM Furnace

COVID-19 Update

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from YWAM Furnace New Zealand

 

Last updated: Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 [1:19 PM NZDT]

 

Kia ora from New Zealand,

As a leadership team we have been monitoring the continued outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) on a daily basis, we deeply desire to respond in faith while also recognising the impact this virus is having globally.

As of midnight on Monday, 21 September, Auckland has been moved into Alert Level 2 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. And the rest of New Zealand has been moved into Alert Level 1.

There is still a border closure to all travellers except New Zealand citizens and residents. No other foreign traveler can enter New Zealand, and all returning citizens and residents must isolate for 14 days upon arrival. It is very unlikely this situation will change before mid-2021

The YWAM Furnace NZ team members who remain in country are adhering to these requirements. As of Monday, 21 September, we are still gathering as a team in person and the Furnace Prayer Room is open to the public. The health, safety, and well-being of our team remains our highest priority at all times, and we are so grateful to be together.


This is a dynamic and rapidly changing situation, we are having to adapt and respond to this situation often. Please see the below updates as things stand today. We will provide further updates as necessary.

  • January 2021, starting on the 25th January. We are only processing students who are in New Zealand - all other students are encouraged to apply for the June 2021 schools (as the borders are likely to still be closed in January). This upcoming quarter we are planning to run:

Join us for the Furnace Prayer Room, open to public and currently located at LifeZone Church, 7 Oak Lane, Judea. 

  • Tuesday: 8AM-1PM
  • Wednesday: 8AM-12PM & 7-9PM
  • Thursday: 8AM-12PM
  • Friday: 9AM-11AM

 

As YWAM Furnace New Zealand, we are committed to:

  • Taking the precautionary measures to keep all our homes and facilities clean and safe for all team members and residents
  • Providing pastoral support and care for team members who are in the current nationwide quarantine
  • Following the guidelines and requirements of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the New Zealand Government
  • Timely and relevant communication with all our team members, residents, and applicants about important changes and updates related to COVID-19


We invite you to join us in prayer for the healing of those affected, wisdom for global leaders, and supernatural peace for those experiencing fear.

If you have any questions please feel free to email information@yfnz.org.


Sincerely,
Josh Cole
Core Leadership Team
YWAM Furnace NZ
Tauranga, New Zealand

 

For current status of COVID-19 in New Zealand, see Ministry of Health:
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For latest travel restrictions, see New Zealand Immigration:
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/coronavirus-update-inz-response