New Zealand 2014

Written by Pam Newman on . Posted in Mission Trip Blog

July 14, 2014

Our trip is winding down, and we are making some last minute efforts to build relationships among churches as we get closer to our departure. So much to do here. I need a year here, and year there, and a year in several other places. I can see how the Lord was looking forward to being in the Spirit so he could be in all places at all times. Wednesday is our travel day and we arrive early Thursday morning. Just about get back the same day! Your continued prayers are appreciated. - Scott Harp

July 9, 2014

With my dear friends Robert Martin & Seone Toa in Hamilton, NZ

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July 7, 2014

Greetings from New Zealand. The Pacific Islands Bible Courses are wrapping up this week with exams beginning tonight and concluding tomorrow evening. We have had great attendance each evening. Robert Martin, our missionary in the south Pacific, is doing a great job teaching on the Mission of the Local Church. I have been teaching verse by verse studies on the three New Testament books of Philemon, Jude and James. The classes will conclude on Wednesday evening. Early Thursday morning we will be departing for a 700 mile trip down New Zealand’s North Island where we will be meeting with brethren to talk about and promote PIBC. We should be meeting with brethren from several churches. Continue to pray for our work’s success. - Scott Harp

About the Trip:

The Pacific Islands Bible College has long been a work supported by the Buford Church of Christ. PIBC is in its third decade of operation, with efforts being made annually in twelve different countries. New Zealand is the latest country to be entered for the purpose of establishing PIBC. Last year the Harps went to New Zealand, which is also Jenny’s home country, where Scott taught the first Bible course. This year, the Harps will return, departing the 30th of June and returning on the 17th of July. They will be joined by Robert Martin in this mission effort. We have supported both Robert Martin and Stacey Ferguson in this work for many years. This will be brother Martin’s first visit to New Zealand. He will teach a class on the Mission of the Church. Scott will teach a textual course on James, Philemon and Jude.  After the course is taught, they will be making their way down the North Island of the country to visit with the brethren in other congregations for the purpose of introducing PIBC to each church. Please pray for the success of this mission effort.