SFT Awareness hosted a fundraising breakfast early in the year in order to raise funds for our international efforts. We were able to go to New Zealand and hold SFT training classes with those funds.
The door in New Zealand opened up through one of our Malaysia connections who has a relative in NZ. (Kimberly and I stayed in MY for 6 months.) Another contact was thru on of my wife’s roommates from college who married a Kiwi (New Zealander).
In New Zealand we were able to hold 3 classes on various SFT topics at the Wellington church of Christ. The picture on the right is from the class on Saturday evening.
The people at the church were very receptive and had many questions. In fact, we were asked to stay because there is not much in New Zealand that addresses these issues at this time.
The picture on the above shows Jared and Rachel Kyle. Jared is a dentist who also ministers at the Palmerston congregation. He received a ministry degree from Bear Valley in Colorado. He and the other ministers in NZ face a culture that has much apathy toward Christ. We hope that using SFT to help people heal emotional wounds can open the door for many to obey the gospel.
We look forward to our future opportunities in New Zealand. We thank everyone who donated and helped us to raise funds for this trip. We also thank Jared and Rachel as well as Carl and Adeline Cumings who helped us get into the Wellington church of Christ.