AJ’s Blog

A space where I can share personally about what I am up to and what we are going through as a church. I will be updating this space regularly so you can be kept up to date on what I’m reading, involved in and thoughts and ideas for our church community. Thank you for taking the time to read these musings.

  • Update 20 March

    20 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Today Khaled and Hamza were buried side by side. The funerals were held this afternoon and some of their neighbourhood community and Hisham were able to be there. Please continue to pray for Salwa, Zaid and Zina tonight. I cannot even begin to imagine what they must be feeling after the journey they have travelled ...
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  • Family Update and Providing Support

    19 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    I want to update you on the news since we gathered on Sunday and it is sad news. I also want to give some ways that you could provide prayer or practical support. Thank you so much for being such a loving and supportive church. Update on our Syrian families Four members of our Syrian families were ...
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  • Update

    16 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Kia ora, e te whanau, We are all aware of the pain, confusion and destabilization that Friday’s horrendous acts of violence have brought to our city and our country. Eight years ago, we were rocked by natural disaster, now calculated hatred and evil have brought new fears and losses. Including a loss of who we sense ...
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  • Tragedy

    15 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Today’s tragedy in our city is appalling and deeply painful. We, as a church, have supported and become friends with families from the Middle East. Some of these friends were praying at the mosque this afternoon. Four of them were shot. Tonight, the communities that care for them are wrapping around the families, supporting them ...
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  • Justice Issue

    6 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Over recent months our media has run several articles on Australia’s Department of Home Affairs policy of repatriating citizens of other countries at the end of prison sentences.  Those with New Zealand citizenship are sent here even though they have spent most, or in some cases all their lives in Australia. Although some may have family ...
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