Mod­est church has big heart

The New Zealand Herald - - EDITORIAL & LETTERS -

What an en­light­en­ing seg­ment on the news this week. The preacher and con­gre­ga­tion of a small in­de­pen­dent church in Pan­mure have shown that al­though not wealthy, they have the far more pre­cious wealth of true Chris­tian com­pas­sion and love.

They have taken it upon them­selves to help some of the most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in so­ci­ety, those who have been so woe­fully let down by the Gov­ern­ment and agen­cies that should have been there for them. Those who are suf­fer­ing from ill­ness and have found them­selves alone on the street, have been taken in and given shel­ter, se­cu­rity and hope.

The church has turned its of­fices into ac­com­mo­da­tion, rented prop­erty to house home­less peo­ple and taken them into their homes. It can truly be said that those with the least give the most.

How truly in­spir­ing it would be to see some of the large Eastern Sub­urbs churches, full of wealthy “Sun­day” Chris­tians, get be­hind this lit­tle church with its car­ing con­gre­ga­tion and show some real Chris­tian­ity in ac­tion!

C. Wil­liams, Grey Lynn.

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