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Francisco, Joanna, Nicki, Melanie and Benji
GC3 Magazine 2011 - Issue 1

God said, "Go build your home down in the swamp!" We did, but why? "I want you to make something beautiful out of something ugly." That started with making a road, digging ditches, building a bridge, clearing scrub, and planting trees. Then, as we slowly did that, we saw the "why". People started coming to live alongside us, down the road, and all around us.

"Now what?" we asked, as we tried working with the adults – drunks, thieves, prostitutes, medicine healers etc. Most were set in their ways of idolatry, superstition, fear, illiteracy, oppression and violence.

Then God clearly showed us that the way to help effectively wasto start with their children – the future generation – to train and teach them in Godly principles, help them learn to read, write and understand, treat them with dignity, love them, give them the possibility of a future di erent to their parents.

Read more: The Fleitas Family in Paraguay

 

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The World Cup provides our churches with a huge opportunity to reach into the lives of tourists, supporters and our local communities. 'Engage' is a trust set up by Tandem Ministries and Athletes in Action.

The Organising committee for RWC has endorsed Engage as the social way churches in New Zealand can provide service and interact with what is happening around the event. Engage is made up of many denominations and groups who share a vision to reach people with the Gospel through this event.

The way we as Christians act, speak and serve during the time of the World Cup can a ect how the Church and the community relate for years to come.

Read more: Crouch-Touch-Pause ENGAGE!

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