What an incredibly special weekend we had last month at our National Marae, Te Maungarongo where we had our National Youth Leaders Conference; Connect. And Connect is what we did! On all levels. We reconnected back with our whanau at Te Maungarongo, we connected with our fellow youth leaders and we connected with God.
If you had a youth leader attend the weekend, ask them to share in your parish about what a special few days we have just had in Ohope!
I am so thankful so many of our Presbyterian whanau joined in us travelling from all over Aotearoa to join us in a very full and life giving weekend. We learnt from our clever speakers and workshop presenters, we worshipped together, we had deep fellowship together, we wrestled with how to support our young people in their journies and we reflected on how to be leaders in our areas. We have incredible leaders in our church. Let’s find time to hear them, reflect and dream with them.
Thank you also to The Rev Taimoanaifakaofo (Fakaofo) and Ruth Kaio for joining us this weekend. It was very special to have you with us the whole time. Thank you for you words of encouragement, and for all the In/out you have over our time.