New Zealand Family Conference
New Zealand’s Annual Family Conference was attended by over 140 parents and children, January 22–26, 2015. Held at the Arahina Training Centre, the conference speakers shared their love for God and His Word. At mealtimes, everyone gathered for delicious food and encouraging fellowship under the large tent. One father said his favorite part of the day was when the men gathered together in the mornings for prayer. Both young and old enjoyed and benefited from the inspirational and instructional times together.
Chris and Anne Hogan spoke live at the conference; many families enjoyed meeting them in person. The Hogans’ messages were very powerful and well-received. One conference highlight was the testimony of a couple's restored marital relationship after counseling with the Hogans. Another father remarked how wonderful it was to see lives transformed through their ministry!
The theme of the Children's Institute was “Choices = Consequences!” The children enjoyed crafts, activities, and games that taught real life lessons. They learned that every action and choice made will have either a good or a bad consequence. Toward the program’s end, the children heard about the most important choice they will make, and it was reported that one of the children joyfully gave his heart to the Lord!