“Its wonderful to see 38 people coming on this life-changing mission”, says Graeme Mitchell the Team Leader, who has set up this mission using his experience from the first-ever Golden Oldies Mission to Fiji last year.
“In fact, many of those going have never been out of NZ, let alone to experience a third-world culture”, he says.
The team comprises of 25 children, youth and students, and 13 parents. The team is coming from Nelson and Christchurch, and is supported by five churches. NZCMS is about to run the inaugural Families-Youth short term encounter mission to Fiji. The Nelson team had an evening training session recently and it was exciting to see the enthusiasm and excitement they had for this mission adventure.
As Denise said,
“gosh how are we going to cope waiting to go. Why can’t we just go now, its going to be such an amazing experience for us all. I’m sure our children (and us parents!) will be challenged by what we experience.”
And I think all the whole team feel those sentiments. What a privilege it is to go and meet our Fijian Christian family and learn about their culture, lifestyle, and contrast the challenges they have compared to what we face here in NZ.
Anyone know how many more sleeps there are to go?!!