As of Monday this week we Rices have taken up our life in our new abode on Barnes Road, Redwood. We’re hugely grateful to the many people who helped us move over the last few days—we had cleaners, gardeners, heavy lifters, packers, and unpackers—a real team effort! We’ve already enjoyed a number of neighbourhood encounters with people from in and outside of Papanui Baptist. May there be many more interactions in the months and years ahead (we’re praying this for you in your neighbourhoods too)!


Last night Elliot popped out to visit the nine senior Y@P youth plus their leaders at Xtend discipleship camp, being held at Living Springs for the week. It was great to see them pushing more deeply into their faith as they took turns praying for each person, asking their heavenly Father that they would come to a deeper understanding of their true identity as named and gifted children of God in Christ. We’re looking forward to hearing some of their testimonies in this week’s Sunday Gathering. Big ups to Mike and Tessa Dodge too as they run the camp from the front, along with the team from Canterbury Youth Services! Let’s keep them lifted up in our prayers.


Ngā mihi nui,

Elliot & Sarah