You're probably well aware that our Haerenga Mission Internship isn't running this year. Initially we were quite disappointed when we reluctantly made the decision to postpone it until 2016, but we're come to recognize God's hand at work. He has given us an incredible window of opportunity to review, tweak and re-launch our Internship - something we simply wouldn't have had time to do had the internship been running this year. So praise God that he really does determine our paths as we trust in him (Proverbs 3:5).
Thus far the review has been a long and prayerful process as we've laid Haerenga before the Lord and asked him to lead us and place us where he wants us to be. There have been many conversations, questions, prayers, tears, wonderings and imaginings happening over the past weeks as we consider how to best serve the Church in growing up missional disciples for God's Kingdom purposes. As we got deeper into the process of reviewing - interviews, surveys, many discussions - it felt as if we were in the midst of a deep fog, not quite sure where we should be going. But, thankfully, that fog is lifting. We are beginning to sense where God is leading us with our Haerenga Internship.
This is where you come in. Over the past few years we have had 11 young people journey with NZCMS as Haerenga interns. Will you join us this week, every day at 11:11am, praying for the future of the Haerenga Mission Internship, for the young people of New Zealand, and for strategies for engaging and equipping young Kiwis for mission?
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