Happy New Year All Saints Whānau!
We hope that this message finds you all well and that you’ve all had times of joy and rest over the Christmas and New Year holidays. We (Bentons) have had some deeply restorative times of rest as well as a lot of fun and adventures with the kids. Highlights have included our oldest three all catching their first fish and lots and lots of hours in the school pool.
We are thrilled to be back with you all now and excited to see those of you who we have not caught up with in a while. We are looking with great excitement into this new year and cannot wait to see all that God will do.
As is the nature of the world these days, we have found ourselves in a new territory with the pandemic, yet again. We are thankful that we aren’t facing another lockdown, but aware that this new pivot will inevitably have its’ impact on us all in various ways. As a leadership team we have been reading up on the new government guidelines and consulting with others to settle on the best way forward through alert level red. You can find the details our way forward further down on this newsletter.
I want to encourage all of us to try to push back against any fear and anxiety that may threaten to creep in and remain faithful to the mission God has before us. Let us walk into 2022 with excitement for all that God has in store!
Love and Blessings,