As you all would be aware South Auckland is certainly no jungle tribe which has never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, and yet there is such a HUGE need for on fire churches to preach the unadulterated Word of God on the streets and to rise up strong disciples. It turns out none of us had much of a clue about the place we were headed to but since arriving the need has become so obvious. There are well manicured church buildings on virtually every street corner and yet our home Manakau city is renowned for its violence, poverty and crime. In our short time here we have been confronted by Mormon’s and Jehovah’s Witnesses preaching their religions on the streets but not one bible believing Christian. We have been repeatedly asked by removalists, landlords, doctors, air hostesses and even check-out-chicks, why on Earth we would voluntarily move from Melbourne to South Auckland. The answer: because God called us! And we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than right here serving this awesome city.
So with our newly printed tracts in hand out we go to preach the TRUE good news of Jesus Christ as revealed by the Bible. Our message: are you sick of seeing powerless religion and do you desire to encounter the REAL THING? Our official evangelism starts this Saturday Jan 15th but already we have seen the power of God confirming His word. Two AHKM members prayed for a young man who had a fractured arm and he instantly felt the pain leave. He was particularly shocked as he professed faith in Jesus and yet was not used to seeing God’s power. Another AHKM minister prayed for a man with a swollen painful knee and instantly the pain left. The following day the man showed that all swelling and bruising had completely gone. This is why we are here: to demonstrate the Kingdom of God in more than words, but in power!
This coming Sunday the first Advancing His Kingdom church in New Zealand will have its first official service in Te Whare Awhina, Manurewa. We are eagerly anticipating Gods glory as all the AHKM team steps up into new roles and responsibilities, faithfully discharging the work of God committed to us: saving the lost and making disciples.
Thanks for your support and prayers for New Zealand and please keep watching this site to hear of many more victories for the Kingdom. ALL FOR JESUS!