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Part of the crowd that walked from Waitangirua Mall to Cannons Creek Park this morning (10th November) concerned to promote suicide awareness and prevention. Erin and Terry from Anglican Anglicans were amongst the walkers, many of whom wore yellow clothing, who listened to several people speak in the Park of their experiences of living with suicide. All highlighted the lack of support they and those who have completed suicide have often felt at every level.
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It was suggested today that there will be a walk soon from Titahi Bay into Porirua CBD. Watch this space...
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We also noted that Luke records in his Gospel (chapters 9 & 10) that first the 12 Apostles and then 72 of the earliest followers of Jesus were sent by Him to heal and to tell the Good news about the kingdom of God. We noted that those sent were instructed to accept hospitality offered and not to sweat by carrying anything more than what they stood up in. They were to venture out with faith believing that God would provide not only for their personal needs, but also do what they were commissioned to do - tell the Good News, heal anyone with need and, in the case of the Apostles, exorcise demons.
To their amazement they discovered that God worked through their faithful obedience just as God had been doing through Jesus' ministry. Our lesson: just do it, focusing on the mission and not sweating the small stuff, believing that God is with us. We left thinking about this challenge in terms of the power point slide we viewed which asks, "What do we need to do and be?"
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