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We immerse ourselves in the life of neighbourhoods facing urban poverty, joining the risen Jesus to seek transformation from the bottom up.
We live and serve as small, responsive neighbourhood-based teams within cities in Thailand, New Zealand and Australia.

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17Sep

Matthew 13:31-53

Gospel Readings: Matthew 13:31-35 Matthew 13:44-50 Matthew 13:51-53 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 13:31-35 Breaking up the parable and interpretation of the Sower, Jesus powerfully depicted the utter blindness of those who lived according to the dominant order, and the ironic wisdom of those

10Sep

Matthew 13:1-43

Gospel Readings: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Matthew 13:10-17 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Straight after Jesus’ encounter with his family and “fictive kinship”—having made the point that the communities embodying God’s reign are centred around doing the will of God—he begins

3Sep

Matthew 12:22-50

Gospel Readings: Matthew 12:22-37 Matthew 12:38–45 Matthew 12:46-50 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 12:22-37 This week’s reading opens as “they”—presumably the crowds—brought to Jesus “a demoniac who was blind and mute.” The last time Jesus encountered someone who was blind, Matthew raised the question of