Ignite Six:8 follows the mandate from Micah 6:8 to love God, know His heart, show compassion, and restore justice.
We are passionate about extending God’s love to our neighbours. Reaching out to our neighbours often means reaching out to the most vulnerable in our community. Our heart is for the poor, the hurt, the neglected, the persecuted, the exploited, and the abused. We know everyone has value and worth and our vision is to see all lives transformed by God’s truth and love.
Working hand in hand with local ministries, we provide opportunities for YWAM staff and students to bring transformation to precious lives in our community.
All too often, we can look at the pictures and statistics of evil going on all over the world and feel overwhelmed and hopeless. We are stunned, shocked and left in a place of despair. It all seems too much. What can we possibly do about it?
Micah answers that question for us in the bible with:
“He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
The Lord calls us to bring a heart of justice together with a heart of compassion, as we walk in intimacy with God. When walking with God, we get to know His heart for the vulnerable, which compels us to act with compassion and justice, working with the Holy Spirit to see the transformation of nations that will reflect His original designs.
Micah parallels the great commandment of
“Love God wholeheartedly and love your neighbour.”Matthew 22: 37-39
We also serve other ministries internationally as requested and provide support and leadership for Maisha Africa in Uganda.
For more information about Ignite Six:8 visit our website: www.ignitesix8.nz
Maisha Africa was started by Praise Namisi, a Ugandan, who has been rescuing street-children and other vulnerable children since she was 15. Together with her husband Moses, she is presently caring for 40 orphaned children and running a school, church and community outreach in rural Uganda.
In 2012 Isabel Betts (a missionary on staff at YWAM Furnace NZ) joined Praise to help co-lead the ministry in Uganda. Isabel has been in YWAM since 1983, and is currently working with Indigenous initiatives in Uganda that care for orphaned and vulnerable children and widows.
For more information www.maishaafrica.org.nz