As of last month, I now have a cousin who has relocated from Florida, U.S.A. to New Zealand to pursue youth ministry. He attended Palm Beach Atlantic college in south Florida, and then seminary in New Orleans. After a couple youth pastorates here in the states he sought out ministry abroad. So there he is now, in his late 20s and half a world away, driving on the left side of the road from the opposite side of the car, and yielding to sheep herds. Here’s a couple pics….

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Cathedral Cove

 

Cathedral Cove at sunset

Its really cool to know that I have family living as transplants on another continent, in another hemisphere. Its like the world just got a little bigger. I am very anxious for future reports on his ministry there as a small towns first official Youth Pastor. I am also very curious to see his reflections on American/Western Christianity after experiencing the spiritual life and practices on an entirely different continent.

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Some interesting links:

The Vatican declares baptism to be invalid and to be redone if wrong words are used http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0801159.htm and the Christianity Today article about it: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/may/17.21.html

And Part 4 of Young, Restless, and Reformed posted today at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/mayweb-only/119-32.0.html

 

 

 

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