Photos from Te Haerenga in Hawaii
Waiata at Puhi Bay
Karen & one of the local weavers
Mihi to the locals at Puhi Bay
Group photo at the luau
Loren Cunningham at the UofN
Hangi, Hawaiian stylz!
Danny getting a tatoo!
Kohitatea (Jan) 2009 updated 25th Jan 09
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa e panuitia mai tenei panui o te marama o Kohitatea (greetings to you all who are reading this months newsletter)
Well 2009 is on its way and we sit in a position of wondering how this year will unfold before us. Many of us desire to learn, develop and raise to new levels of growth in all areas of our lives so I hope this year will be fruitful in all you do and that God will equip you with the readiness to go through the challenges that come your way. I was reminded about a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that said 'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail'
Te Haerenga 2009
This is our 4th year in running Te Haerenga and it continues to grow be a breath of fresh air for us in Island Breeze NZ.
We have 2 operating locations which start the middle and end of Feb: One in Tauranga and the other in Waiuku (Franklin area)
Ray, Shaneane and Marina will be more involved in Waiuku while the operations of Te Haerenga in Tauranga will be run by a team of Te haerenga leaders.
Speakers: We are blessed to have again Sam Chapman, Frank Naea, Steve & Ainsley Apirana, David Moko, Pane Kawhia, Jason Hotere and more to give input into Te Haerenga 09
What is Te haerenga all about? >more
3 Sixty degrees
This is one of our latest ideas to encourage people to sow into Te Haerenga.
360 degrees is our heart and vision to see Maori make a complete 360 degree turn around, not going in the opposite direction of who they are as Maori nor in the opposite direction of who they are as followers of Jesus but embracing them both.
The aim is to gather 360 people to support Te Haerenga $10 a month for a year (which can be renewed at the end of the year) Our ultimate aim is to reach this goal by the end of Feb 09.
We love the idea and the concept of 360 degrees
This will bring in funds to help us continue what we believe to be an effective way to reach out to Maori communities in discipleship/missions/evangelism.
As of now, we have 42 degrees who are supporting 3 sixty degrees so watch this space (318 to go!)
Interested? >Click here for more info
Hosting a DTS
Feb 8th to 15th we are hosting in Tauranga a DTS outreach team from YWAM Perth. A team of 18 will be here and they will be staying at a local Marae and will serve the community and Te Haerenga in Waiuku.
PQDTS 2009 is planned for Sep
What is PQDTS all about? >more info
Rongo te Ao (from last newsletter)
This is something we are still developing. It has been there for some time and its main purpose is to be the Maori umbrella that would embrace Te Haerenga and any other Maori focused service that is developed. Rongo te Ao can possibly be positioned to get funding from agencies.
At the moment we developing programs to serve mental health sector.
Rongo te Ao explained: Rongo means peace and also has connections with other words. Rongoa is medicine or solution, whakarongo means listen, Rongopai is the good news. Rongo also is emotion and hear.
Ao basically means the world.
In the context of a Marae, and in particular the meeting house, the place of Peace is inside the meeting house. Its a place of rest, learning, a place that is secure and safe. Its the internal part of the marae make up. Outside the meeting house is the external part of the marae make up. Its the world and everything that we engage with in life.
Rongo te Ao is the inward outward process of knowing God and making Him known.
Rongo te Ao >more info
Things in the pipeline
. Resources: we have a desire to write small booklets that could help in the discipleship process for Maori. We have in mind to put together Maori proverbs and bring the truth and revelation out of them. as well as to compile life stories that relate to everyday issues etc. Still in process.
. Grants: we also would like to 'tap into' any funding that would help aid the projects we are under taking. Many people have said that there is a lot of funds 'out there' But haven't really helped us get 'out there'. So we are determined to get 'in there'. Still in process and have seen and encouraging start.
1 Pray for Te Haerenga 2009 as we begin the journey yet again. Pray for both our locations and wisdom as we navigate our way through the months ahead.
2 Pray for funding . Pray for 360 degrees, for people to sow into this. Pray for advocates and strategies to see this goal met.
3 Pray for our communities. Pray that He be reflected in big and small ways. Pray that walls be rebuilt. Pray for the safety of our families and children. Pray for effective solutions to problems that face us all. Pray for a unified heart to make a difference.
4 Pray for our staff and leaders. Pray for protection upon the families, health, peace, wisdom, strength, favor …
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