New Zealand is celebrating 200 years since the gospel came to the nation and 40 years since Aglow came to the nation.
Graham Cooke will be speaking at the Aglow New Zealand National Conference November 14-16.
- On March 15, there was a tragic shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. Pray for New Zealanders as they process this loss of life and the loss of a sense of calm and security in their nation. May the peace of the Lord fill their hearts and heal their land.
- Pray for God to move through the conference in a life-changing way.
- The theme of the conference is The Glorious Kingdom. Pray for revelation that brings a renewed Kingdom mindset and a demonstrated of heavenly minded people living “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
- Pray that the Body of Christ of New Zealand steps into a fresh time of harvest and demonstration of God’s Kingdom.
- Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1,2 (NKJV)
- Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is he King of glory. Selah Psalm 24:9-10 (NKJV)
Interesting Facts About New Zealand
Background: The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement.
A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand’s full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.
Government Type: parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm
Population: 4,365,113 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: European 71.2%, Maori 14.1%, Asian 11.3%, Pacific peoples 7.6%, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.1%, other 1.6%, not stated or unidentified 5.4%
Note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because people were able to identify more than one ethnic group (2013 est.)
Languages: English (de facto official) 89.8%, Maori (de jure official) 3.5%, Samoan 2%, Hindi 1.6%, French 1.2%, Northern Chinese 1.2%, Yue 1%, Other or not stated 20.5%, New Zealand Sign Language (de jure official)
Note: shares sum to 120.8% due to multiple responses on census (2013 est.)
Religions: Christian 44.3% (Catholic 11.6%, Anglican 10.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 7.8%, Methodist, 2.4%, Pentecostal 1.8%, other 9.9%), Hindu 2.1%, Buddhist 1.4%, Maori Christian 1.3%, Islam 1.1%, other religion 1.4% (includes Judaism, Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha’i, Asian religions other than Buddhism), no religion 38.5%, not stated or unidentified 8.2%, objected to answering 4.1%
Note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because people were able to identify more than one religion (2013 est.)
Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website. Read more about New Zealand