Here at the Baptist Union of NZ/NZBMS office we have been pausing each day and reflecting on this season of Advent. Marelize, one of our colleagues from Baptist Children and Family Ministries, kicked off our advent season with a modern retake on the Christmas story, featuring teenage Mary from Mangere. It was a great reminder of the earthy reality of the incarnation.
The Christmas season is a special time for our workers overseas to incarnate the story of Jesus in the soil of the lands that God has called us to serve. Remember them as they seek to do this. Remember them too, as they celebrate with communities who have become their family, far from their families in New Zealand. Pray that this Christmas season, new life and joy will be birthed anew in them, as they reflect on and share the story of God’s surprising invasion of earth.
On behalf of our team, in Aotearoa and overseas, thank you for your support of Tranzsend in 2017.
Our last day in the office will be Friday 22 December; we open again on Wednesday 3 January.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Tranzsend Team Leader