Ten Kiwi's (American team leader Brian is fully received as an adopted NZer) were with us for four days last week, getting a good insight into the many and varied ministries of New Life Fellowship. They were reasonably varied in age - 'young' Olivia and Emma; 'senior' Maurice (76 years old) and Derna (25+) and geography (Masterton, Tauranga, Wanganui, Auckland ...) - but pulled together as just one of the best teams that we have had on the ground.
Absolutely; they will fit me fine! Masterton girl Christine Wratt has sewing friends - and now we have some great kids clothing to give away. Sue and Christine figured out over lunch that they were one year apart in the same school - New Plymouth Girls High. Another surprise - her dad is good friend and faithful, fruitful evangelist Weston Carryer. Small Kiwi world!
'Young' Emma with Yart, a much-loved longer-term patient. Yart and her daughter make bracelets, so even tho' she is ill, she has an eye for likely customers! The 'small Kiwi world' continues with Emma - her Auckland church, Edge, is where my little sis Heidi is camped.
These pics come from Maurice. He worked as a photographer for the Bible Society for well over 20 years, plus another five years for Tear Fund. I talked the poor bloke's ear off - working in over 150 nations in his career, plus packing seriously good camera gear, plus being just a fine man - how often do we get the opportunity to suck international big-picture history from a person like this??