South Canterbury Tell a Friend Award

South Canterbury – Tell a Friend Best Family Group Entry

Thank you!

South Canterbury Tell a Friend Award

 

Our family is grateful for the award that the South Canterbury – Tell a Friend contest organizers gave. The prizes are just awesome.

Joining the Tell-a-Friend contest has given us the opportunity to meet new friends, integrate with Timaru community and gain internet marketing knowledge.

While there’s no perfect place in this world, we say that there are many reasons for beautiful living in South Canterbury.

To God be the glory! Praise Him.

We just can’t stop thinking about South Canterbury.

Watch this video to know more:

South Canterbury – Tell a Friend from South Canterbury NZ on Vimeo.

Lovely Song by a Great South Canterbury Musician

 

I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about you
I don’t wanna stop, talkin’ about you
I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about your love for me

I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about you
I don’t wanna stop, talkin’ about you
I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about your love for me

Love will find a way
Love will find a way
Love can even change your heart
Oh…I just can’t believe what he did for me
You love me from the very start

I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about you
I don’t wanna stop, talkin’ about you
I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about your love for me

More than words can say
Your love has found a way
You have even change my heart
Oh…I just can’t believe what he did for me
You love me from the very start

I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about you
I don’t wanna stop, talkin’ about you
I just can’t stop, thinkin’ about your love for me

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Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International – A Blessed Encounter

 

I learned about the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International through my friend and brother in Christ, Errol James, one of their leaders here in Timaru.

This world-wide organization started in New Zealand in 1969 and chapters all over the country continue to meet. Their goal is to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ through fellowship, testimonies and sharing.

What privilege and opportunity to share God’s testimony of faith, hope and love with the FGBMFI Timaru chapter. Praises and glory be to our God.

Please pray for this event and include us and the organization in your prayers.

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International

How the Article Appeared on The Timaru Herald

 

Our family and friends in Timaru, Auckland, New Zealand, and Philippines are so happy reading the article, “Pastor’s blog becomes ad for South Canterbury” published on the The Timaru Herald 17 January 2013 edition.

Kin and friends from US, Europe, Australia and other places of the world whom we have constant contact through Facebook, ‘shared’ and ‘liked’ the article.

The printed paper showed a teaser at the upper left part of masthead.

The printed paper showed a teaser at the upper left part of the masthead.

 

Thank you dear Lord God for your wonderful creation in South Canterbury, which inspire us not only to write about it but to always sing “How Great Thou Art“. Above all these awesome wonders is the humanity whom you created and redeemed through your son, Jesus Christ.

It was one of the Editor’s pick and became the most popular viewed article of the day. As of writing, the article had garnered 105 Facebook ‘Like’ and Tweeted 15 times.

Our post “Reasons for Beautiful Living in South Canterbury” got 81 visits; 73 of which came through the Timaru Herald website.

Timaru Herald Tweeted about blog

 

At 6:30 morning, Timaru Herald tweeted: “South Canterbury now international news, thanks to blog by Timaru pastor.”

Through Google analytics and other similar software, website managers could track website visits (or online traffic) as to source and located and other data.

You might wonder how the article “Pastor’s blog becomes ad for South Canterbury” appeared on the printed ‘The Timaru Herald’.

See the photo below:

The Timaru Herald page

Read the full article online by CLICKING the image.

Our Blog is on The Timaru Herald

 

It’s so amazing how events could lead to having From Worry To Glory appear on the page of The Timaru Herald. Wow, I could just smile in gratefulness.

The Timaru Herald is one big daily newspaper circulated in the New Zealand districts of Timaru, South Canterbury and Otago.

Please CLICK on the image below to read the article.

South Canterbury

Thank you ‘The Timaru Herald’ and Megan Miller!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!

 

Panay News Promotes South Canterbury

 

Panay News Philippines

On 30 December 2012, Panay News published our blog post “Reasons for Beautiful Living in South Canterbury” on their ‘Places’ section, page D-5.

Panay News is the popular daily in Western Visayas, where about 7 million people live.

It is circulated widely in the region and it has reached Cebu and some areas in Mindanao. Panay News has branches in the six provinces of Western Visayas and one in Metro Manila.

Thank you Panay News for featuring our blog post and helping promote South Canterbury to millions of Filipinos.

Promote South Canterbury

PHOTO CREDIT: Panay News, through Darlene Delgado, sent us the JPG image of the featured page. Thank you very much.

My First Child Dedication Service in South Canterbury

 

“Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.”
Psalm 127:3

child dedication

On Saturday, 29 December 2012, I conducted my first child dedication service for Kiersten, the daughter of Emman and Christine Comon. The family lives in Temuka, which is about 30 minutes drive from Timaru.

The Jesus is Lord Life Group, the Filipino Christian group that gathers for worship every Saturday requested me to conduct the child dedication. Together with most of their members, we went to the child’s home to conduct dedication service.

child dedication

By coming forward before God and his people, do you hereby declare your desire to dedicate yourselves and your daughter to the Lord? If so, please respond by saying “we do.”

child dedication

So that the child may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you vow by God’s help, to encourage, through praise and correction, the parents in their effort to raise their daughter in the fear of the Lord, to uphold them in prayer, and if anything should happen to the parents, to assume responsibility in helping the child receive our Lord’s guidance and instruction?

child dedication Child Dedication in Temuka 1

The Comon family was also celebrating the birthday of Kiersten’s sibling. We met other Filipinos from Christchurch who came to attend the event.

child dedication

It was a Saturday of worship, fellowship and fun with Filipino brothers and sisters in Christ.

Indeed, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity!

PHOTO CREDIT: Rosalinda Reyes, Emer-son Reyes