Jesus says in John 10:10 that He came to earth so that people “may have life and have it abundantly.”
What a blessing it was to gather at Eden Park last Thursday, with 500 Christians, at the annual Auckland Prayer Breakfast. We gathered together to pray for Auckland’s families, neighbourhoods, businesses, and local and central government. It was wonderful to be in prayer and worship, fellowshipping with other Christians, and Christian leaders, across the city.
With support from generous cbm supporters, cbm New Zealand (Christian Blind Mission) sponsored New Zealand Sign Language interpreters, giving people with hearing disabilities the opportunity to fully participate. There was also a ramp with a gentle slope, allowing easy access to the stage when people with mobility disabilities spoke or prayed. It was heart-warming to see Christians with disabilities being included, and able to participate in leading the prayer breakfast.
Thank you Auckland Church Network, and the New Zealand Christian Network, for an inspiring time of prayer together (and for organising a delicious breakfast!). cbm’s Murray Sheard (CEO), Elizabeth Viljoen (Church and Community Engagement Officer) and Mirella Soratrio (Bequest Officer) are all looking forward to the next one.
cbm NZ is passionate about working with people with disabilities, to build a world in which all people are included, valued and respected.