New Zealand Corner – 2008

From Autumn Arena 2008 –  New Zealand Corner


I’m sorry to report that Sonny Wikaira, one of our new study group attendees passed away suddenly towards the end of 2007. Sonny and his cousin Raewyn Wikaira (who he introduced to the UB), attended several times and made a significant contribution. Sonny had been reading the book for a number of years and had a pretty good grasp on most areas of the book – and to the best of my knowledge, had attained it all by personal study.

To top it off, Raewyn and her family sold up in Auckland and moved to the far North (of the North Island), so our study group is back to just Marion, Susan, Trish and myself. Hopefully Ian Campbell will return from the UK soon to bolster numbers.

I had a visit just before Christmas from a Fijian Indian chap (sorry his name eludes me), who was over here from Australia visiting family. Really nice guy and again a guy who had a good knowledge of the book from personal study. Spent a very pleasant evening and meal with him. He was heading back to Australia to recommence fruit picking, so I urged him to contact Trevor & Kathleen and others readers throughout Australia, so hopefully he has done this.

Our daughter Rachel Twist, who moved to Canterbury in Kent, England in October 2007, reported the other day seeing an “older man” preaching from The Urantia Book on the street corner in Canterbury. Unfortunately, she was running late for work and didn’t have time to stop and question him as to who he was, but she has promised to do so if she sees him again. Any guesses as to who it might be? Chris Mosley came to mind.

Planning to get the study group underway again soon and to hold these on a more frequent basis this year. That’s about it for now. Take care, God bless and all the best for 2008.

Love – Neville & Trish