New Zealand - Pacific Islands Effort 2013

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ScottJennywebSaturday - 6/8/13

Anticipating a glorious Lord's Day at Morningside church of Christ in Auckland, New Zealand tomorrow. Worship before God, reunion with many long-time friends, three preaching opportunities and conclusion to a busy week of classes on Hermeneutics in the afternoon. I hope all my Auckland family and friends can come and be with us tomorrow.

Monday - 6/3: Scott Harp

Nineteen people were in attendance the opening evening of the Pacific Islands Bible College in the country of New Zealand. More are expected at the class this evening at the South Auckland church of Christ. The class is devoted to how one should go about studying the Bible, or a study of hermeneutics. It is the first course that is offered in the PIBC curriculum, and is being met with good response.

A typical class begins with reading some passages from Psalm 119, followed by a prayer. Then presentation of my prepared material on the subject follows to complete the first hour of study. Then, we stop for a cup of tea, a New Zealand tradition. The last hour of study is completed with applying practical Bible Study skills looking at the book of Philippians. So, the two hours of study each evening is packed with information, and discussion on how to make the Bible one’s friend, companion, tool for Christian service, and sharped sword for defense of the gospel

Wednesday - 5/29: Scott Harp

Just a quick word to say that we arrived in New Zealand just fine this morning. Long flight! We are tired, but have gotten to Jenny's dad's house. Enjoying catching up. Should be heading back to Auckland in a couple of days to get ready to begin my work.

Monday - 5/27:

Scott and Jenny Harp are traveling to New Zealand. They were in San Francisco around 4pm on Monday, 5/27. They head out later tonight for New Zealand! Scott will be teaching classes in the Pacific Islands Bible College there. Pray for this effort, as they try and establish the College in New Zealand. More updates will be coming!