Special Notice



As I am to be moved by my company to Tory Street in a couple of weeks, METTLE as a Wednesday lunch-time meeting in the CBD will shortly cease.  Read below for exciting changes to come!


However, it is my intention to continue to produce these weekly bulletins for your edification.  Subsequently, and as a direct consequence of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 which comes into effect today, would you please indicate your willingness to continue to receive these messages by clicking Reply now?



Thought For The Day


Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 

  • Daniel 12:3 NIV



Prayer Requests


  • APEC conference in Sydney: Pray for calm and reason to prevail.
  • Any remaining Korean Christian hostages of the Taliban.  Details are sketchy, but I believe there are still 9 being held.
  • Should you consider attending an Ancient Paths Seminar?



Praise Reports


  • 12 South Korean Christian hostages were released by the Taliban in Afghanistan last week.
  • A quieter Anbar Province rebuilds.  As security concerns recede, Iraqi tribal chiefs turn to the US for more mundane community needs.
  • Kevin and Jessie Chan have responded to the call to establish mission networking opportunities in Asia.



Other News


METTLE will be re-branding as a new evening cell group, probably from the Hippolite household, probably with a Creationist Apologetics thrust.  We (Russell and I) hope to be able to offer a six week, repeatable course in the very near future, once we establish the parameters a bit better.


Our hope is to be able to offer this course to others as “a reason to believe” since Creation Science is how I got saved in the first place.



Meeting Details


Russell has hurt his foot and is at the doctor’s.  Therefore, lunch is not on today.





METTLE is an acronym for Men’s Elim Team Together for Lunch Experiences. We meet weekly in the CBD to encourage each other in our daily walk with Jesus. If you know of anyone who may benefit from these meetings, you are welcome to bring them along. Similarly, if your circumstances as such that membership in this distribution list is no longer relevant, then hit reply to have it removed.  METTLE has no affiliation with Telecom New Zealand Limited.


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