Dear NNZC Church Family and Friends,
Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. Revelation 14:6
The eternal good news of Jesus is at the heart of Healthy Adventist Communities. Jesus as the centre of our lives and mission is what transforms us and our communities. As human leadership changes we look to our great Saviour and King Jesus Christ, Immanuel – God with us, for power, purpose and direction.
I praise God for our Union President, and my close friend and colleague, Pr Eddie Tupa’i. His exceptional, loving leadership in the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference will not only continue to benefit us in North New Zealand but also extend to all of New Zealand along with the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and New Caledonia.
I have accepted the call to become Lead Pastor, President of the North New Zealand Conference. I decided with much prayer and trepidation knowing all the reasons why others could have or should have been chosen before me, but also accepting that God calls and we respond. I am grateful for your messages of support and thankful to Noeline and my son Andre for their encouragement along with the extended family.
It is an honour to serve with each of you in the Church. It is a privilege to continue serving with our Conference CFO Mr Shane Palipane, our dedicated office team, Executive Committee all the Church schools and entities, and particularly with all our Pastors in the Conference.
As we carry on the mission of Jesus please pray for the harvest, our leadership teams, for me, and especially your Pastors.
The Kingdom of God has come (Luke 17:21, 10:9) and the harvest is now (John 4:35-36).
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
– Ben Timothy, Lead Pastor/President, NNZC