Father Douglas Al-Bazi

Father Douglas Al-Bazi saw his church blown up in front of him before crazed jihadis knocked his teeth knocked out with a hammer, broke his nose and back and shot him in the leg. The Christian population of Iraq has been decimated from two million in 2003 to less than 200,000 today. Father Al-Bazi was captured and tortured for nine days by al-Qaeda on his way home from a Mass in Iraq in 2006. He said: “They destroyed my car, they blew up my church on front of me. I got shot by AK-47 in my leg. The bullet is
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Dr Inge Auerbacher

“I remember as a little girl waiting impatiently for my birthday to arrive. My childhood birthdays were always very happy and special. That is, until my eighth birthday. I was seven years old in 1942 when I was sent with my parents to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. My next three birthdays marked the years of a nightmare.”* Dr. Auerbacher with her parents and grandparents We had booked Dr Auerbacher to come to tell her story to attendees of or 2015 Eucharistic Convention.  An unfortunate accident meant she was unable to make the trip to New Zealand that year which
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Rosanne Romero

Rosanne Romero is the bestselling author of Amusing Grace, a collection of articles from her well-loved column in Kerygma Magazine, Kitchen Scribbles. In 2015, she launched Amusing Grace, A Second Helping which was nominated for Best Inspirational Book for the Cardinal Sin Book Awards in the same year. A very active teenager who was into horseback riding and ballet, Rosanne started experiencing strange symptoms in her university days which no doctor then could diagnose. It was only years later, in 1986 following the birth of her second child that her mysterious symptoms were given a diagnosis– Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating
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Mariatu Kamara

We are so fortunate to have been able to encourage Mariatu to come half way around the world to share her story with us.  At the Eucharistic Convention Dinner on the Saturday evening of our 2017 convention, Mariatu will talk about what happened to her as a young girl in war torn Sierra Leone. This Dinner will be held at the North Harbour  Netball Centre, 44 Northcote Road, Takapuna on Saturday 22nd April 2017 beginning at 7.30pm.  Tickets for this event are $65 per head.  There will be a cash bar operating also.  See the REGISTRATIONS PAGE to book your place.
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Alanna-Marie Boudreau

It is interesting how the Spirit of God has His Hand covering every aspect of this Eucharistic Convention. In 1994 Bill and Anna Moore attended our very first event with their five year old son Eli. As you will know Bill has dedicated himself to working with us in the years since using his professional skills to promote this convention. Anna has been a tower of strength also; many will remember the beautiful Logo Design she made up for us all those years ago. As the wheel turns it is gratifying for us to experience contemporary enthusiasm for this event
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Samuel Aigbe

  Unfortunately Samuel had to cancel his trip for personal reasons. We are most disappointed about this but these things happen We wish Samuel all the best dealing with what’s currently on his plate John Porteous 6 February 2017  
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