Simon & Jo Lawry

20 Nov 2021

Brief Update

As announced in the last Shofar, we will be relocating to Australia where Simon will be taking up a new role for FOI Australia and New Zealand as Ministry Development Representative.


Our move is now in full swing and the removal company is booked for 17th December. Our departure from Auckland to Brisbane is on 27th December following a short break over Christmas with Jo's sister in Wellington.


We have felt so blessed to be a part of restarting the ministry of FOI in New Zealand and to be able to continue to share in what the Lord will do next. 2021 has seen many answered prayers and the Lord is proving Himself faithful in so many ways as we embark on this next chapter of our lives. Simon will return to NZ early in the new year and assist the new members of the FOI-NZ team with the planning and preparations for what we trust the Lord will do in 2022 and beyond.


We ask that you would be mindful of us in your prayers for a safe and smooth relocation back to Australia and through the resettling period.

Would you also continue to pray for the nation of Israel and Jews around the world under constant threat of attack from hostile neighbours and antisemitic persecution. Each day we read stories of violent antisemitism directed towards the Jewish people.

Pray too for the Church. For faithfulness during these challenging days and as opposition increases that believers would stand firm in the Word of God, looking towards the soon return of Messiah Jesus.