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Akairo ou no te au matara i Tepuka

Friday 1 July 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Kua raveia tetai akonoanga akatapuanga i te akairo o te au mataara i Tepuka Nikao i te popongi Varaire ra 10 no teia marama Tiunu ki roto i te hall o te Ekalesia Nikao. Kua riro rai e na te Orometua o te Ekalesia Nikao a Rev Tereora Tereora i rave i te akatapuanga. Kua […]

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Church members off to Fiji

Friday 24 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

About 45 members of the Apostolic Church of the Cook Islands this week travel to the 21st annual council which starts in Suva, Fiji on Monday and runs until July 3. This will be the third time Fiji will act as host, expecting around 700 members from all over the South Pacific, USA and India. […]

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How we make the best choices

Friday 24 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families. Most of us have more things expected of us than we can possibly do. As breadwinners, as parents, as Church workers and members, we face […]

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Students explain tenets of Judaism

Friday 17 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

The Jewish-American students from Tarbut VTorah who have come to clean up Rarotonga have found islanders to be very accommodating and understanding of their faith. While Judaism is one of the worlds major religions, it is not prevalent in the Cook Islands. Yesterday two of the Tarbut VTorah students David Gindi and Alex Sable opened […]

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Transforming our tight spots

Friday 17 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Im in a tight spot is a familiar phrase we often hear when people find themselves in a predicament. This is like having all four walls closing up on you. Its where problems press you down with only little space to breathe and no freedom to move or run. Here are some tight spots that […]

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Activities mark Girls Brigade

Friday 10 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Girls Brigade companies on Rarotonga have been running community activities this week to commemorate the 46th year since the amalga- mation of the Girls Brigade movement. The Girls Brigade movement was formed in 1893 in Dublin, Ireland and the Girls Guildry was formed in 1900 in Scotland. The Girls Life Brigade was formed 1902 in […]

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From stress to rest at work

Friday 10 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

This is the second part in an article by Pastor Tevai Matapo. Our key scripture is found in Matthew 11.28-29: Then Jesus said, Come to Me all of you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, let Me teach you because I am humble […]

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Hunger for a living relationship

Friday 3 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

The world is facing huge challenges and undergoing rapid changes, with a lot more to come. Before the second coming of Jesus, Paul wrote describing the days that we would be living in as perilous and dangerous -2 Tim 3:1. Most nations have for a long time walked away from the principles of the Word […]

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Feats of strength for Jesus

Friday 3 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Team Xtreme performs awe-inspiring feats at the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) centre two weekends back. The show featured strongman feats like the blowing up of hot-water bottles, tearing of phone books from Australia, breaking of flaming bricks and a fire knife final. Its overarching goal was to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through […]

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Spirit of the living God

Friday 3 June 2011 | Published in Church Talk

This year Sunday June 12 is Pentecost Sunday, when we commemorate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and to the Church. One of the great gifts of the Spirit, and one that is much needed today, is the gift of self-acceptance. By his grace we are enabled, not to escape our humanness, […]

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College commemorates Christian Brothers

Monday 30 May 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Nukutere College celebrated holy mass with the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the Christian Brothers dedication and service to the school, diocese and to the wider community. The image, which is above the plaque, is of Mary the mother of Jesus known as Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Christian Brothers throughout the world have […]

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Scripture study leaves teen pumped

Friday 27 May 2011 | Published in Church Talk

It brightens up my day and gets me pumped. This was the basic message Teuira Napa delivered during an inspiring speech about how four years of seminary study had impacted on her life. The 17-year-old was the sole seminary graduate for 2010 at a ceremony for Church Education System of The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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Confidence whatever the world is at

Friday 20 May 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Earthquake tremors like never before are now occurring almost everyday. There is definitely global concern and fear over the dramatic changes that are happening in our weather, environment, economical downturns, political unrests, war, violence, acts of terrorism, social and religious upheavals like never before, occurring daily. Almost all experts from all sides of the spectrum […]

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Tough guys face tough issues

Friday 20 May 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is getting extreme this weekend. Tomorrows TeamXtreme show starts at 7pm on the rugby field next to Kent Hall in Titikaveka. It will feature strongman feats like the blowing up of hot-water bottles, tearing of phone books from Australia, breaking of flaming bricks and a fire knife finale. Team Xtreme […]

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From stress to rest in my job

Friday 13 May 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Stress is something people have to grapple with on a daily basis. Some people are able to handle it well and others not so well. And one of the prevalent causes of stress can be found in our jobs. The truth is, people often let their jobs and their careers stress them out, but thats […]

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How to overcome worry

Friday 6 May 2011 | Published in Church Talk

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your lifeBut seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6: 25-33 NIV How many of us waste precious time worrying, when things arent going our way, about things we cant do anything about, and for […]

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Pacific called to pray

Friday 6 May 2011 | Published in Church Talk

The Pacific Conference of Churches has deemed today Pacific Day of Prayer, and the women of Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) Nikao will be hosting a service to commemorate it. Orometua Tereora Tereoras wife Kura will be delivering the message, and the women of her congregation will be helping to conduct the service, which starts […]

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Scenes from Stations of the Cross

Friday 29 April 2011 | Published in Church Talk

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Looking for the good

Friday 29 April 2011 | Published in Church Talk

While looking for a new home, a young Latter-day Saint couple talked to potential neighbours about the neighbourhood and the schools in the area. One woman they spoke to said of the school her children were attending: This is the most incredible place! The principal is a wonderful and good man, the teachers are well […]

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A time of hope

Thursday 21 April 2011 | Published in Church Talk

We can face anything, endure anything, as long as we know or believe it will not last forever and that something better will happen. For instance, people will face a long, painful and dangerous operation if they believe it will make them well again. Prisoners can face a long sentence as long as they believe […]

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