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Garry Wills

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GARRY WILLS was born in Matamata, New Zealand in 1956 and grew up on my parents’ stud sheep and cattle farm at Walton, near Matamata. Even though he was brought up in a Christian home, he made his own decision to become a Christian at age 17. Eleven months later, he sensed the call of God to dedicate his farming career to ministry. Along with preparing for this farm ministry, Garry has held a number of leadership positions including; youth group leader, both in his own Church and interdominationally, worship leader and has led prison ministry teams. Garry has also served on the Church Board as a finance and property deacon, and has also preached occasionally over the years. Garry is married to Margie, and together they have been children’s church leaders, home group leaders, have led a young adults’ group, and have been the leaders of Sunday night church services. Garry and Margie have two adult children, Rachel and Amanda and live at Te Pahu, on the outskirts of Hamilton. Garry’s heart is for people, seeing them come to know Jesus, seeing them grow and develop skills, seeing them have food to put on the table and seeing them be effective in their calling in God.

Email: garrywills@xtra.co.nz
Photo: Sean McCabe

Enduring The Dream

ENDURING THE DREAM is about the journey of a young 17 year old, third generation sheep and cattle man who had a passion to serve God and believed God wanted him to dedicate his farming career to ministry. With excitement and energy he pursued that calling, not knowing the extent of the training and preparation that would be required for the work God wanted him to do. A confirmation of his calling came 11 Years later when God gave a now young married man and his wife this word. “God wants you to dream dreams, to get a vision of what you two together in Christ can do.” After battling a multitude of setbacks and heartache over a number of years, he found himself asking God for a heart to continue to pursue the calling – a prayer that God didn’t hesitate to answer. God gave this man and his wife the grace, mercy and strength to “Endure the Dream” and see it come to fruition. This book is a story of their journey. It is not just chapter after chapter of the great things God has done in their lives, but records the “blood, sweat and tears” they have gone through, as well as the many wonderful blessings and answered prayers they have received.

Website: www.enduringthedream.co.nz
Writer: Garry Wills

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