When I started watching this clip i thought it was just another one of ‘those interviews’, you’ll know what i mean if you watch the start of it, the one with the politician talking to the media….. but then when i kept watching I became absolutely captured by Len Brown and by the fact that the media seemed oddly quiet during the whole thing. 

Brown talks candidly to the media not just about Faith in the midst of trial but where he says something to the affect of ‘i came to dispense tissues’.  This is what Philip Yancey is talking about  (in Where is God when it hurts) when he says that God is there when we as a Christian community are helping and carrying each other.  The Elim and wider Christian community of Auckland and NZ has really embodied and personified this. 

Light shines out of darkness.