Hello everybody, hope you all are fit and well, loving not your life, neither this world, but seeking first the Kingdom of God! What a privilege to be bringing you a quick update of what Gods been saying and doing here on our turf. The Word of the Lord for us for 2016 is for us to ‘STOP HIDING! GET OUT AND SHINE!’ We have been stirred up hard from Gods Word that we are the Salt & Light of the earth, that we are humanity’s last hope in the name of Jesus and that we need to go hard preaching the Gospel faithfully right here in our area. So here’s what our Evangelism Team Captain Berlin has to say-
It’s been full on, full of life and excitement since the start of this year for South Auckland Evangelism. We have been hitting the streets head on with zeal and passion to get the Gospel out there whilst seeking to destroy the works of the devil. We’ve been stomping on new grounds from our neighbours to the graveyard. We are humanity’s last hope and we stand in the gap between them and the grave. We had Evangelism briefing one morning at the Manukau Memorial/ Cemetery and we stood near my Aunts grave, where I stood 5 years ago confused, lost, hopeless and broken. I was hell bound! The fear of dying gripped me tight and caused me to seek the Truth and be saved from eternal death. That morning I stood there a FREE MAN all because someone laid down their life to get the Gospel to me so Praise Jesus my comrades & I are now doing the same for the lost here in South Auckland. Here’s some of what Jesus has been doing through us!
Healing Testimonies: Just recently on our Saturday morning Evangelism I met a young man who was limping passed and I approached him in Jesus name that he should let me pray for him as it turned out he had gout. The young man walked away now knowing the uncompromised Gospel and the Power of it by being healed.
On another occasion I was talking with one of my neighbours and he was telling me how another neighbour who was a Mormon man told him that he got some prayer from one of my ministers outside one day because he too suffered from gout. After receiving prayer he went home and was healed. We found out because he told someone what happened to him and Praise God we did so we can give God the Glory! - Berlin Roache.
AHKC South Aucks Disciples:
We’ve had a lot happen since the year kicked off. We had a mighty disciple Tom Parker under the leading of the Holy Ghost transfer from AHKC North Shore to continue his discipleship now as a member of AHKC South Auckland. He hit the ground running getting ample opportunity to learn how to run Bible studies & lead Prayer meetings each week. The transfer was quick and easy showing great fruit of a life yielded to God. One of our newer disciples -Sef was invited to take a trip down to Gisborne to visit our Church there and share his testimony. He spent the whole weekend there amongst the disciples to grow others and be grown himself. He came back having loved the opportunity to experience being a missionary for Christ, one that will go anywhere and do anything for God. Over the summer months we as a Church made the most of the warmer nights by taking our Prayer meetings into the local Park. Surrounding us was always a field of Touch Rugby trainings, Rugby trainings and general people exercising or using the park so no doubt we would have looked intriguing as we were not doing what everyone else was, we were praying in tongues, warring against darkness & praying hard that Gods will be done in unity as the Bible commands us to do. Our Bible studies have been on fire, we’ve just recently had a lady visit who has never been to anything like this before in her life and both times has left glad that she came and was blessed by Jesus and His Word. A little earlier this year two young brothers came along after one of our disciples kept in contact with one of them via txt soon after meeting a while back, they came and experienced True Biblical Christianity through the lives of the disciples being free and available to be used by God through Prophecy, Prayer & Worship but then also by the Word of God being taught in context and without private interpretation. Some things they noticed was that they saw a stand for following Gods Word uncompromised, the Words that they heard being preached were not like any others they’d heard i.e real, straight from the Bible, no watering down, not afraid to speak it and do it loud & proud. Saturday evening Church services have been pushing us harder and harder to win the lost, stay on fire to the end, love that we could even have the privilege of coming into Gods house, to live more and more in the light now than ever before, to love God and love others.
Babies & Weddings:
On January the 29th of this year I gave birth to my 3rd blessing a little girl. I was claiming supernatural birth during my pregnancy and when the time came I was larger than life feeling fat and lazy. 40 weeks came and went and still there were no signs of anything happening. After 3 days of being overdue I went in for a scan which then created a bit of a panic from my radiologist and my midwife. From the scan I was told my baby looked like it was going to weigh 10lb 8oz which if you looked at my size they thought this baby needed to come out immediately otherwise it would not come out naturally. Also there was some concern about their being too much fluid around the baby which at this stage was abnormal. So the next morning I was booked in for an induction to be induced straight away. That morning my discipler text me saying something along these lines ‘having baby today, relax and enjoy it, fear nothing especially what they might tell you, Gods got you and baby sussed’ so Praise God I was encouraged and excited to go in and have my baby. Praise God all I needed was the 1st step of the process to get things started, after that contractions started immediately, once strong labour started 2 hours later I had a natural birth without any complications whatsoever giving birth to a healthy bub weighing in at 9lb 5oz. Thank You Jesus that you so had me and Freedom sussed (sorted) over everything else I was told. -Crystal Tuhaka.
Tom & Mandeep Parker
In January this year Tom & Mandeep who are faithful disciples in our Church announced their engagement. They had been getting to know one another under the guidance of discipleship before all of this. Having just had their wedding day a few days ago it was such a beautiful and blessed occasion. A part of Mandeep’s testimony is that she didn’t want to get married because of failed and bad marriage examples she was brought up around. Even knowing Gods word about marriage it took Mandeep some serious renewing of her mind and heart by His Word. Tom on the other hand wanted to be married but went through some proving first, having to put it to the side for a bit and give God his everything 1st, going through a time period of waiting, abstaining from any relationship other than His relationship with God and of course trusting God that He will do this in Tom’s life when He sees Tom is fit and ready. Praise God for them both now married and away on their honeymoon as I write. Their wedding was held here in Auckland, over on the North Shore with the sun shining, Jesus Word and Gospel preached to all that came, an invitation to the lost to come and know Christ, delicious Indian cuisine, Holy Ghost fellowship amongst all our Churches, a Powerful time of Worship followed by cake, Prophecy specifically for the newlyweds and then an awesome send-off under a tunnel of our hands leading them out the door and into their car ready to take off as Mr & Mrs Tomas & Mandeep Parker! Jesus Is King!
Until next time whanau keep loving God the way He loved us, and loving others the way we ought too, Jesus return draws nigh and you want to be ready for Him, so get busy submitting to God and letting your life now be burned up for Him & His purpose here on earth. Holy Ghost Fire be on you today in the Mighty name of Jesus!!!