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FEATURE Worship Ask and I will give you the NATIONS Wendy Smith, Wairoa Rock Church, NZ On Saturday 16th September Wairoa Rock Church hosted their fifth annual conference. The conference ran from noon till evening and was attended by men and women from all over the North Island. The event was organised by a hard working team of members from the Wairoa Rock Church. Together they decorated the venue, led two amazing worship sessions and provided a delicious spread of food and refreshments throughout the day. The purpose of the conference was to encourage people to see the big picture, to look past the situation they are in now and see what plans God has for them. This year’s conference was titled “Ask and I will give you the nations”, which stems from God’s promise to us in Psalm 2:8 “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” (NIV). God’s heart and desire is for us to fulfil all that we have been put on this earth to do. He wants to move and touch our lives, enlarge us as individuals and as a church. The main speakers at the conference were Pastors Iliafi and Fia Esera from Faith City Church, Pastors Brian and Cheree Winitana-Ormond from Napier City Rock Church, Pastor Whetu Pohio from Turning Point Church and Pastor Desiree Winitana from Wairoa Rock Church. Midway through the event a series of electives were run by three of the main speakers focusing on leadership, tools for changing bad behaviour and reading the word of God. A common theme running throughout the conference was the word “Go”. If you 20 | EMPOWERED MAGAZINE