Tena koutou Papanui Baptist Church!


It’s great to be here with you all again, and we’re so excited we get to

call you our whanau! Since our arrival we’ve hit the ground

running… After a glorious road trip down the country via Nelson Lakes we

joined Y@P for the Southern Easter Camp, and we were blown away by what we

saw – thousands of young people encountering God by his Spirit as they

heard the good news of salvation in Jesus! Couldn’t have asked for a

better start. Be sure to give Matt and the Y@P team a rap for all the hard

work they put into making it such a success. Since then we’ve moved into

the offices, and we’ve begun work on some things to come… Look out for

our first preaching series, Participate, starting April 17th. We’re also

working to start a new midweek email, so please make sure we have your

email address in our database! In the meantime, we’ll be settling into

life in Papanui. Do say hello! And we’ll do our best to learn names, but

our apologies in advance if we introduce ourselves to you more than once!

Looking forward to journeying together.


Kia mau te rāngimarie a te Karaiti ki o tātou ngākau.

The peace of Christ rule in our hearts,


Elliot & Sarah Rice