It’s been a week since we got back from National Hui at Bethlehem Baptist! And we miss you all already. There’s so many things we could say about our time together, but we’ll let some of our photos do the speaking.
Mission Day was of course a highlight, with an incredible turnout of global workers (current and alumni) and leaders from around Aotearoa. We heard from Cindy, Joel & Lizzie, Paul & Sarah, Ryan & Sophie, Carol, John & Helen, and Samuel — we were inspired and challenged by the missional practice they engage with in their unique contexts. The prayer stations, created by artists Pete & Joyce, offered a way to engage in the new way that God’s mission is unfolding in the world. We are so thankful for the creativity they bring to Arotahi! We prayed together, ate together (the cheese balls!), laughed together, shared stories, challenges, successes and reflections together. And perhaps most excitingly, we looked joyfully to the future together. United by our faith.