Auckland NZ Rally – Contending for the Faith

On the last weekend of October members from the six assemblies from the North and South Islands of New Zealand, a good representation from Australia, and Pastor Apenisa from Sigatoka, Fiji, met in Auckland. This annual gathering took on a different approach this year by being held at the Waipuna Conference Centre. With most visitors staying at the venue, which included some first-class catering and meeting arrangements all under the same roof – it was wall to wall convenience. The venue worked very well, especially for those who had journeyed from abroad.

The main theme “Contending for the Faith” (Jude 3) lent itself for some forthright ministry from Pastor Simon and the various Pastors from Australia and New Zealand. Also, a feature of this years ministry were the Power Talks from the younger preachers – well done guys! You nailed it! As always, the items were top-shelf from some of our well-seasoned performers, culminating in the Hawkes Bay crew presenting the mass ukulele item – Rivers of Babylon! It was great!

As always it was a fabulous time of fellowship hosted by the Auckland saints. Well done to Pastor Dave and Lisa. Next year? The long white cloud will move to Palmerston North which is a little further south in the North Island! Put it at the top of your list for a must visit next year!



Pastor Simon Longfield is the principal pastor of the Revival Centres. His father, Lloyd Longfield started the church in the 1950's. Pastor Simon is based in Melbourne, and has undertaken missionary work in Africa, Papua New Guinea, India, Arnhem Land (Australia) and other places. He is married with three (adult) children.

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