Dunedin Shines The Light

We’ve just concluded a truly inspiring weekend of fellowship in our most southern

assembly in the South Island of New Zealand. The skies were blue; the coffee was

flowing; the choruses sung at “break-neck” speed; the ministry was focussed and

direct. What’s not to like?

After the long Covid hiatus that brought us all to two dimensional “screen” fellowship,

it was great to be back at the coal face sharing testimonies and not having to

struggle to hear each other through our masks. It actually was great to see people’s

faces again!

In the journey to the Dunedin rally I was able to visit most Pastors “one on one” as I

travelled from Fiji landing in Auckland with the final destination being the rally. I can

report, the Pastors are focused, and keen to lift the level and bring the whosoever to

the Lord. The unity between us to serve the Lord was inspirational.

The gloves are off – let’s get busy preaching the Gospel and outreaching for the

Lord. Presently there is unlimited supply of uncertainty in our communities with the

state of the world. Scripture reminds us all to “redeem the time” – to make every

moment count for the Lord.

The theme of the rally was “The Pillar and Ground of the Truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).

The platform reminders were direct – to make your connection with the Lord strong!

To build ourselves up (Jude 20), for whatever lies ahead. We are called to represent

the absolute truth of God – there is no other such truth! What an honour!

Who knows what future world events might entail – perhaps the lights will go off and

stay off next time; maybe there’ll be no internet; it could be dire in so many ways!

However, the light of the Lord must, and will, shine brightly through us!

Thank you RCC Dunedin!

Pastor Simon


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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