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Introducing Jairus

Hello! My name is Jairus Robb and I've recently accepted the role of Communications Officer at NZCMS. It's great to join the team! In my short 27 years, I have lived in many places, including Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, and about 6 other locations all over New Zealand. In that time I've collated a lot of different skills and experiences, ranging from journalism, teacher aiding, laboring, tax processing, Church ministry, teaching and all manner of youth work roles. I have recently just resigned from my position as Youth Pastor at Westside Acts church after serving in that role since July of 2012. Who knows what the future will bring but at the moment this decision closes 9 years of youth ministry service. How time flies!

I've recently become engaged in October of this year to my incredible fiancé Jasmine and can not wait to become a 'married man'. Engagement has marked a real change in season for me where I believe God will reveal parts of his nature that I've never known before. Jaz and I are ridiculously excited to marry each other and both feel a call from God to do ministry together. Whatever form that may take in the future, I'll tell you right now, we'll be a force to be reckoned with!  

My main passions include writing, reading, preaching, boxing and being the number one fan for the band twenty one pilots. Given half a chance I'll give you a pre-prepared, thirty minute lecture on this musical duo (no there's not twenty one of them) and explain in great detail how 'amazing' they are. Seriously, they really are amazing. One of the other things that really gets me enthusiastic is looking at how to translate the Gospel to today's under 25's in a way that grabs their attention. Because I grew up as a Pastor's kid and missionary kid, I get especially excited whenever I'm thinking about how to hook in 'churched' people that may be bored or desensitized to Jesus. I believe that there's always a deeper relationship to be had with God and feel a real desire to see people of all ages transformed by the love and power of his Spirit in tangible ways. Mobilising Christians for mission, I believe, is a key way that we can see this happen.  

I'm very excited to be a part of the CMS team and can't wait for the various 'communications officiating' that I'll be doing by spreading the vision of mission to New Zealand and the world.

Many blessings,

Jairus.

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Introducing Jairus

  1. Welcome Jairus, you will be an inspiration to us all and a blessing to many in the mission field.
    You may hear from me as I seek to communicate more effectively with our mission partners. I am sure your advice will right up to the minute!

    Shelley Vette
    Association of Anglican Women
    Overseas and Outreach Convenor

    1. THank you Shelly. More than happy to have any discussions, conversations, chats whenever you’d like. 🙂 Many blessings,
      Jairus.

  2. Hi Jairus. Delighted to meet you and be encouraged and inspired by your enthusiasm and vision. 😊You and Jasmine will indeed learn more of God’s love through your relationship.
    It is especially heart warming for me to see the grandson of my dear friends, Natalie and Maurice, carrying on the family commitment. It is also a tribute to the witness of your parents that seeing Christian ministry from the inside you were not put off!😏

    God bless you both in your service together. Is there a wedding date yet?😍

    Warm regards

    Sally

    1. Hey there Sally, thank you so much for your lovely comments. Always such a privilege to hear from someone who knew my grandparents.

      Yes we do have a wedding date! Smack dab in the middle of winter! :O 7 of July. It’s going to be a cold one but will make our honeymoon somewhere warm even nicer!!!! 😀

      Many blessings,
      Jairus.

  3. Great to read of your heart and passion for mission. Blessings on you as you take up this new role and through your engagement period with Jasmine.
    Carol

  4. Welcome Jairus! One of family was engaged on Friday, and there is a significant royal English gentleman just engaged too! Exciting!
    Many blessings on your call and your ministry to the young and “other” churched people. Look forward to your ministry. May God bless you in it!
    Hazel

    1. Thanks heaps Hazel, really appreciate that. It’s going to be a very exciting journey I’m sure.

      Many blessings,

      Jairus.

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