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New Zealand Church Communication Volunteers Share Goodness

Church volunteer communication specialists from the Wellington region and the South Island of New Zealand met recently to discuss ways to help people better understand the blessings of faith in Jesus Christ.

The Wellington Communication Council consists of communication directors from the stakes (group of congregations) from Dunedin and Christchurch on the south to Wellington and as far north as Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay.

Traci Tuimaseve, the director of the council, said, “I was so pleased that we were able to get together in person to help build relationships rather than electronically and help build relationships. It’s wonderful to feel the bond of our faith and working together to help others increase their faith in Jesus Christ.”

Discussions included doing collaborative community service projects, preserving religious freedom and using social media to communicate with members and friends of other faiths.

Traci added, “We heard from our council members about some new interfaith projects in our region that are the result of building relationships over the past several years.  With all of the stress and trauma of the past few years with COVID and other events, people in our region are looking for hope. When we come together with other faiths it gives us a chance to help people have hope for the future through faith and giving to others.” 

Anna Wairama, the communications director for Hastings and Flaxmere stakes, told about her experiences working in the community as a person of faith.  She said, “I testify that the Saviour lives. He wants us to put him in centre of our lives, and when we do, everything will fall into place.”

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