This last weekend we Rices were up in Auckland for our annual year group retreat, catching up with our peers from Carey Baptist College. These people are participating in Christ’s ministry in churches and other workplaces around the country, and they inspire us. Our retreat is a space for sharing about the year that’s been, praying for one another, and laughing together. Something that stood out to us was how much each of these pastors deeply love and are loved by their congregations—something we gladly shared about too. While we all face our various trials in ministry, we do so in the company of the people of God, the church—God’s plan for the healing of the world! Bless you, Papanui Baptist.

Ngā mihi nui,
Elliot & Sarah