Over the past few weeks we have been emerging out of an environment of lockdown into increasing levels of freedom. Life, as many of us have known it, has changed—and we are taking stock of our personal lives, our finances and our plans.
Our young people are also wondering what the future may hold for them. The effects of lockdown on their studies, their jobs and relationships have yet to be decided. Their ability to meet with friends, attend church and youth groups is challenging, but their resilience is surprising.
Our feature this week is an opinion piece that looks at two particular generations: Generation Z and the Millennials. It highlights for us the different ways these two generations will react and respond to these unique times.
We also have a ‘spoken word’ (a form of poetry) from a young Salvationist, Raymond Tuala. Raymond’s experience with racism will be uncomfortable for many of us to read, but Christ calls us to overcome things that separate and divide us, we can only do this if we are prepared to listen with our hearts.
The territory was fully engaged in various ministries and responses while in lockdown. We look back on the wonderful work that was undertaken across New Zealand and also in Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
I hope you will enjoy reading our online edition of War Cry and don’t forget to watch our film review this week, The Chosen.
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Nga Whakatauki 14:12
Hē huarahi anō tērā e tika anā ki tā te tangata titiro, kō tōna mutunga ia kō nga huarahi ki te mate.