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Jill worshipping with your sister church, Shore Community Church, Auckland NZ.

2018: I saw many of you at NACC in Indianapolis or at ICOM in Cincinnati, or in your church buildings or homes. Many of you, faithful donors across the middle of the US, I have not been able to visit. I reckon a cross country road trip is in order, say in 2020? Will you be home?

Here in New Zealand we’ve had baptisms, conversations between people of different faiths, tragedies that allowed God talk, celebrations shared, etc…. all the things of life.

I’ve spoken at funerals, retreats on both islands, refugee youth workshops, Spirituality Week on campus, and in Bible studies. I’ve led art workshops, served as wandering sage at the big music festival, chaplained events and conferences, and encouraged people of differing faiths and no faith to engage with each other as we try to live in this globalized world.

God has shown up beautifully and right on time in so many ways…. I often feel like a concierge, or connector. Then I get to stand back and watch what happens as services reach those in need or as mutual needs are met. Right time, right place. Who you know.

I know Jesus. I know Christ crucified. I’m learning that everything else is details. If I boast, it is in Him. If people wonder about me, I credit Him. You know I try to do that, don’t you, live in such a way as to make them curious. Then if they ask, they are listening for an answer! Pray that I am always ready to give the answer they need at the moment, seasoned with grace.

Good things are already underway for 2019. I am excited about the direction of Shore Community Church, and we have a new church plant that will launch in West Auckland early next year.

Chaplaincy initiatives are maturing. Conversations continue, trust deepens, influence grows. It takes time, but it is effective.

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Sincerely, gratefully,

Jill

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