Today is the second Sunday in our series on Environment and Faith. During this series, we are drawing on the resources of A Rocha Aotearoa ( as we consider how Christian faith mandates us to be stewards of creation. We’ll be looking at issues around water, creation care, climate change and food.

This morning, we welcome Pene Burton Bell representing A Rocha Wellington. Pene was raised in South Africa immigrating to New Zealand in 1996 to join family. She lived and worked in Wellington, moving to Kapiti in 2015. Pene has always been passionate about nature and became a Christian in her teens. She joined A Rocha in about 2009. Pene combines her love of nature and of the Lord in her daily life.