Lindsey Sands is a Seventh-day Adventist student missionary in New Zealand. Taking a year off from her studies at Southern Adventist University (USA), Lindsey is working with the Adventure Plus Team, running the Pinnacle Challenge. It’s a program from ADRA/New Zealand that reaches out to the young people of the nation.
The Adventure Plus Team uses high ropes along with a classroom curriculum that helps kids in six areas: communication, trust and support, fear and risk, decision making, problem solving, and goal setting.
“New Zealand is a highly secular culture,” says Lindsey. “There are more than 4,000,000 people in New Zealand, and only 15,000 Adventists.”
Though it’s a highly secular culture, there is a growing need and desire by many New Zealanders to know the love of Christ. One example Lindsey relates to illustrate this point is to share what happened when a group of young people did some community outreach recently. “They distributed food and helped clean yards,” she says. “A week later, the youth came back with 47 Bible study contacts. These contacts wanted more than a Bible study to be sent to them; they asked for one-on-one Bible studies.”
Pray for Lindsey and her teammates as they volunteer in New Zealand. If you would like to keep up with Lindsey’s adventures, you can go to the Adventist Mission Web site (www.AdventistMission.org ) and read Lindsey’s blog.
—Office of Adventist Mission/AR.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Education without salvation only makes an intelligent sinner.”
—Doug Batchelor (submitted by Helen R. Meyers, Cedar City, Utah)