Talks come and go – more to come
After a wonderfully successful trip to Tauranga, New Zealand, in March this year, I have been ‘decommissioned’ for a few weeks of what was probably rest time. Anything I planned ‘fell over’!
So I gave up and gave in to the inevitable and focused on doing things around the house, more writing (a third book, this time a children’s adventure chapter book which answers the question: Is God Real, is on the way), and doing some volunteer work in the community.
Rule of thumb: no matter how wonderful and wonderfully successful your ministry is, taking you jet-setting around the world etc, never forget the needs right in front of you at home! I am now volunteering with the local Citizens’ Advice Bureau, and thoroughly enjoying being able to help folk in need, even if it is only to steer them towards people who really can help them.
However, I have done several talks at local Probus Clubs which have gone very well I think.
June 1; Summerset Retirement Village, Warkworth.
June 7: Whangaparaoa Men’s Probus Club
July 10: New Life Church, New Plymouth, morning service.
July 14: U3A Club New Plymouth.
I am keen to find other groups/churches that would like me to talk on my jaunt down to New Plymouth. Any suggestions? All talks so far have been on the subject of my first book, From Matron to Martyr, and the issue of anti-Semitism, then and today. But I am now available to do talks also on my second book, Zainabu’s Story, which will be released in New Zealand late in June. This book tells the redemptive story of a sponsored child’s journey from incredible deprivation to a new life out of the Kibera Slum. See my website for more.