Auckland Baptist Tramping Club

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A group of 19 enjoyed a lovely walk through the leafy North Shore suburb of Greenhithe on a warm sunny afternoon. We did our usual in-circle intro and prayer outside the Greenhithe shopping centre, then set out on our walk at 2:10pm. Going along Greenhithe Rd and Churchouse Rd we came to Wainoni Park, home to a pony club. We could see some of the equine residents. From there we went on past a stormwater pond to come to Te Wharau Creek Esplanade Reserve. We came back through Wainoni Park, and we stopped for our break at the carpark near the entrance.

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Ian gave a reading from The Word For Today for our devotions - A ‘sympathy breakthrough’. Even in the situation of war, acts of compassion supersede the conflict. Most sympathy breakthroughs are triggered by eye-to-eye contact which displaces hand-to-hand combat. Have you ever had a sympathy breakthrough? If not, pray for one. The apostle Peter says: ‘Clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

We went on through the Churchouse Esplanade Reserve, a bush track dropping down to cross a stream and go up the other side. Back on the road again, we did the Kingfisher Grove loop, admiring some pohutukawa trees in flower. We then went on through Orchard Reserve with its Community Heritage Trees. From there we carried on through some back streets and finished back at the shopping centre at 4:15pm.


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