Who: Sam Johnson
Where: Mission Aviation Fellowship New Zealand
Vison: Many of us are experiencing isolation for the first time, but for millions of people around the world it is nothing new. Which is why MAF is committed to staying to help.
Background: Sam Johnson was born and bred in Northern Ireland, but at the age of 16 moved to New Zealand along with his parents and two sisters. Sam was commissioned by St Andrews, Mt Maunganui in 2014 to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship New Zealand and is currently serving in Kenya as a Line Pilot and Safety Manager.
Sam thanks God for being raised in a loving Christian home, and for parents who taught him to value what is most important—his relationship with God. Working for MAF was a passion that was planted in Sam about eight years ago. Not long after, he began training as a pilot.
God impressed on his heart a desire to share the hope and love that is in Jesus in his day to day work. Sam’s desire is for people to be transformed by Christ, to know Him and His love for them.
Who: Simon & Helen Johnson
Where: OMF, Auckland
Vision: Working with the OMF NZ Mobilisation Team to encourage, inform and journey with individuals and churches who are wanting to explore mission options to East Asia.
Background: Simon has recently taken up a new position at the OMF office on Dominion Road in Auckland. He is working as part of the OMF NZ Mobilisation Team that is seeking to encourage, inform and journey with individuals and churches who are wanting
to explore mission options to East Asia.
This will involve speaking at churches, helping disciple groups of interested young people, being involved in creative activities that promote mission, participating, teaching and networking at mission conferences and trainings in New Zealand and also overseas from time to time.
It is a diverse role, with plenty of scope for challenge, growth and leadership.
Simon and Helen Johnson and their four children, Henry, Eva, Esme and Annelise are part of the OMF family.
Who: John Skerritt
Where: Tauranga Seafarers’ Centre
Vision: Visiting and caring for ship crews at the Port of Tauranga
United Seafarers’ Mission:
Oceania House (Ground Floor)
127 Hull Road
Note that this is within the Port of Tauranga security perimeter.
The Whole “Bible in Eleven” Minutes
We hope you enjoy this “Bible in 11 minutes” video. This message is called ‘The Gospel’. It’s the message Jesus commanded all believers to take into all the world and proclaim to everyone everywhere. (Mark 16:15)