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					Welcome!                                                                                                               02 MAY 2009
―The Bulletin‖ is the weekly newsletter of the Adventist Church in the north island of New Zealand. This is a          —————————————————————————
shortened version of the email bulletin. If you would like to receive the full version, please sign up by visit-       SUNSET TIMES & OFFERINGS
ing our website www.nnzc.org.nz to subscribe to the eBulletin.
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GROWTH MESSAGE                                                                                                         Sabbath 2 May 2009: 5:25 pm
                                                                                                                       Next Friday 8 May 2009: 5:28 pm
Priesthood of Prayer - Prayer for the Lost                                                                             Sunset Times Wellington
We love to pray. For our health, for our loved ones, for our finances. For God's guidance, and for intimacy            Sabbath 2 May 2009: 5:27 pm
with Him. Excellent! All good things to pray for. But something is missing, and that something is prayer for           Next Friday 8 May 2009: 5:19 pm
the lost. One survey indicates that only about 3 per cent of people who pray, pray for strangers. When                 Offerings
Jesus prayed, He prayed for the lost of Jerusalem and for the lost of the world. The apostle Paul said: "I             Sabbath 2 May 2009: Local
urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers and intercession and thanksgiving be made for every-                  Next Sabbath 9 May 2009: Health NZ
one....This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved." (1 Timothy 2:1-4.) Will              —————————————————————————
you begin now to intercede for strangers around you?                                                                   Mission
                                                                                                                       To Grow Healthy Adventist New Zealand Churches by
Pr Ed Gallagher, Spiritual Growth Pastor, NNZC                                                                         Mentoring, Supporting and Resourcing Leaders
Pr Ed Gallagher, Spiritual Growth Pastor, NNZC — www.nnzc.org.nz/spiritual-growth-messages                             Vision
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MINISTRY NEWS                                                                                                          their Community

Multi-language Bible arrives in Palmerston North                                                                       Focus for 2009
On April 21, the Multi-lingual Bible arrived in Palmerston North, by the hands of Pastor Daniel Herrera. The           Healthy Families
timing of the Bible's arrival coincided with the lower North Island's cluster meetings held at the Palmerston          —————————————————————————
North Church, which gave time for all ministers present to reflect on how the Bible throughout history has
                                                     changed many lives.
                                                     On the evening of April 22, a special service was conducted
                                                     to celebrate the Bible's arrival. A good crowd of curious
                                                     adults, youth and children were eager to touch and read           The north NZ conference has set up a group on face-
                                                     from this Bible, knowing that it was travelling the world over.   book called ―North New Zealand Conference‖. Everyone
                                                     But they all had to wait as Pastor Errol Singer encouraged        is welcome to join our group. Visit - www.facebook.com
                                                     each person to renew their love for God's Word, and to
                                                     make a serious commitment to spend time in reading the
                                                     Bible. Pastor Ed Gallagher then gave an opportunity for
                                                     anyone to share what the Bible meant to them, and gave
                                                     people of different ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to
                                                     read portions of the Bible. Some read in Pidgin English,
                                                     Swahili, Maori and English. Then, participants were invited
around the Bible and were encouraged to touch it as a prayer of commitment was conducted.
Everyone was challenged to make the word of God a more important part of their lives, to live by God's
word, and let it affect every area of their life. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Article by Pastor William Arama

Prayer Summit Report
At the Auckland Prayer Summit hosted by the North Harbour Church, a group of young people ushered in
the multi-language Bible in a moving ceremony, accompanied by the powerful song ―Ancient Words‖ (by
Lynn Deshazo). It was a moment of deep impact, with every heart giving thanks for the Word of God.
Eddie Tupa’i, Lead Pastor for North NZ, drew from the Word to challenge all to ―eat‖ the scriptures, taking
them deep into life for spiritual nourishment and power. Michael Mardon, from the Bible Society in New
Zealand, offered a prayer of adoration and commitment surrounding the Word of God. Jerry and Janet
Page, in their Prayer Summit message, drew heavily from the Word and testified about its power. After the
service, many adults, youth and children came forward to lay their hands on the Bible and renew their com-
mitment to the scriptures. In the afternoon, a Fijian young man—Joji Chute—presented the Bible to Michael
Jones, who conveyed this precious package to Fiji the next day, for the next stage of its journey in the
Trans Pacific Union Mission.

“FOLLOW THE BIBLE” report—Auckland
This past weekend (24-25 April), an excellent crowd of people from around Auckland and from other parts
of North NZ and the Pacific were blessed with God’s abundant presence at the Auckland Prayer Summit.
Jerry and Janet Page, from California, presented powerful testimony on the power of God that comes by
devotion to the Word and through intercessory prayer. Afterwards, many testified about the life-changing
impact of the event—not only for personal life, but for church life and mission.
The Prayer Summit was hosted by the membership of the North Harbour Church, who blessed participants
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with a wonderful atmosphere of praise, fellowship and worship. During the Sabbath worship time, the multi-      UPCOMING EVENTS
language Bible making its way around the world (‖Follow the Bible‖) was highlighted, providing an excellent     For more information on events please visit our website
focal point for the Summit.                                                                                     – www.nnzc.org.nz
Like ancient Israel, the church today can be strengthened by corporate celebrations like this prayer summit.
We hope you will look for opportunity to participate in future prayer summits and similar events. They are      02 May 2009
rare opportunities for the extra blessing of God’s Spirit in our lives and churches.                            Southern Pathfinder/Adventurer Rally
                                                                                                                Location - Palmerston North
Infocus News
                                                                                                                09 May 2009
                                                                                                                Taranaki Regional
Watch this week's 5 minute news broadcast that is available every Friday.
                                                                                                                16 May 2009
       Baptisms boom in Victoria, Australia                                                                    Northern Pathfinder/Adventurer Rally
       Television show draws visitors to church in Papua New Guinea                                            Location: Auckland
       Pathfinders commemorate a pastor's service to youth ministry
       A new day infusion centre opens                                                                         22 - 25 May 2009
       A church in Queensland, Australia connects with lonely senior citizens                                  NZPUC Children's Ministries Expo
                                                                                                                Location - Tui Ridge Park, Rotorua
If you have any articles for ministry news, please email them to Lisa Kask
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NOTICE BOARD                                                                                                    Auckland Regional
                                                                                                                Location - TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre
Going Places- Newsletter for Women
The latest Going Places newsletter for Women is now available to download from our website. It is avail-        30-31 May 2009
able in English and French.                                                                                     Youth Rally & Basketball Tournament
                                                                                                                Location Saturday - TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre
Tithes & Offerings Donor ID Number
Remember to register you Donor ID Number for your tithes & offerings receipts. You can register online          13 June 2009
from our website.                                                                                               Northland Regional
Prayer for Outreach                                                                                             13 June 2009
If your church is engaging in an outreach, evangelism or special community involvement programme,               Women's Ministries Emphasis Day
please let us know so that the NNZC Prayer Connection can join their prayers with yours for the experi-
ence. Send an e-mail to Spiritual Growth Ministries eddieg@actrix.co.nz or call 09 627 6052.                    15 - 17 June 2009
                                                                                                                Family Ministries Institute
Invitations for EOI’s!!                                                                                         Location - Auckland
Planning for Big Camp 2010 is well under way! We are looking for providers for some very important ser-
vices such as                                                                                                   27 June 2009
                 * The Big Camp Café      * Takeaways Caravan           * Goods Store                           East Coast Regional
If you are interested and have the means to provide these services, please email your Expressions of Inter-     30 June - 05 July 2009
est a.s.a.p. NNZConf@adventist.org.nz                                                                           ASANZ Convention
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UPCOMING EVENTS - For more upcoming events please visit our website – www.nnzc.org.nz                           —————————————————————————
All Power Seminar by Leo Schreven                                                                               For all positions vacant, products & services go to the
1-3 May 2009                                                                                                    new Marketplace link on our website. www.nnzc.org.nz
Leo Schreven is returning to do an ALL POWER Seminar at Mt Smart Stadium (East Lounge), Penrose,                Job Positions advertised
Auckland on May 1-3. Learn how to master every area of your life - physical, emotional, financial and spiri-
tual. Victory can be yours through learning how to apply biblical principles to your life. This weekend semi-
nar is a great way to introduce your secular friends and family to the wisdom of the Word so that they will      Youth Leader and Pastoral Assistant - Bishopdale
want to learn more. Plan to be there, and please, bring a friend.— www.allpowerseminar.co.nz                         Church , Christchurch (New Zealand)
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Children’s Ministries Expo                                                                                       Vacancies in Adventist Schools
22 - 24 May 2009
The brochure/application for the Children’s Ministry Expo on the 22nd - 24th of May 2009 is now available       Advertisements
for you to download from our website — www.nnzc.org.nz/children-s-ministries
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Festival of Mission                                                                                                 Wanted - Ellen White Testimonies
08 - 13 September 2009                                                                                              Moving to Wellington
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