"Pour out upon us the power of your love.." LS 246
"For all things speak of you..." Laudato Si 246
“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

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In many years of ministry I have encountered families with children who are disabled or have intellectual difficulties or both. In so many cases these families have been an encounter with Christ. Parents of disabled children make many sacrifices in their own lives to give their children the best possible opportunities, and battle constantly for assistance for them and for their inclusion. These parents have a unique tenderness and deep love for their child, coupled with great determination and perseverance, but it can be very hard work. It is my hope and prayer that the new Ministry for Disabled People listens to them and makes their lives and that of adults with disabilities easier. ... See MoreSee Less

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