We are the Graham family–Jaron, Elizabeth, the little guy Q. The three of us are on an adventure in faithfulness, in Hamilton, New Zealand. The big dog Bailey is on an adventure to the grandparents’ house in Kansas. Being faithful is always a bittersweet thing. It requires much sacrifice and brings great joy. Adventure Graham is the place we chronicle our journey.
Before moving to New Zealand, we partnered in ministry in Jaron’s hometown of Lovington, NM for seven years. Together, we had the opportunity
to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting community while serving as lead pastor (Jaron) and pastor to kids and families (Elizabeth), starting a non-profit after school program and a full time summer care program, and developing a community-wide food coalition for feeding and meeting utility assistance needs. We feel passionate about sharing Jesus through intentional relationships and serving the community.
All three of us have answered a call to serve as missionaries in Hamilton, New Zealand. Hamilton is a community of about 200,000 people on New Zealand’s north island, where only a small percentage of people participate in a church community, teen suicide rates are high, and pastoral education is limited. We serve as pastors of Crossroads Church, where we focus on ministry to families through playgroups, Kids’ Club, and weekly family worship. In addition, we help train and equip pastors and lay people for the New Zealand District Church of the Nazarene and give leadership to the newly developed Nazarene Theological College–Auckland.
Q loves family adventures (from the park to the beach to trips across the ocean), playing with friends, horse riding and swimming lessons, demonstrating new swing set tricks, ice cream, and life in general.