"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8
In the next few blog posts, we will hear from some members of our church family. Enjoy a brief background and details about each person, along with hearing how the four week imposed lockdown due to COVID-19 has affected them personally. Our hope is to draw encouragement and strength from each other as we point towards Jesus.
"For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as your are already doing." -1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
Hi I'm Paige, I have lived in Taupo all my life and I have been coming to Church@109 since I can remember.
With the virus hitting New Zealand it was hard as a year 13 in my last year of school to have to resort to doing schoolwork online with less interaction with teachers and classmates. The last year was merely going to send us off ready for the years of life to come. Most students have turned to group chats online to still keep in contact with friends and family. Doing school work online is harder for some as we have to wait patiently for replies from teachers to help us with anything. Yet some teachers have taken an easier approach and set us enough work to just catch up.
Some cool things that have been happening is that more people are chatting to each other and trying to keep in contact. I have been doing so by watching movies online with friends and also by playing playstation with others. I would say I am lucky to have been able to keep in contact with everyone through this time.
Throughout all this I have always kept the same words in mind, and that is "Everything happens for a reason". To me no matter what happens it was meant to happen in a way. Yes it has been scary, but we just have to know that we have been able to reduce the huge amount of people from becoming sick by staying at home.