Wayne Graham

Press Service International

Wayne worked in the media for more than 30 years before leaving to follow a call to set up The Daily Encourager, a values based media showcasing the best of New Zealand society. He has a passion for Jesus, enjoys walking, ball sports, the arts and song writing.

  • Hope

    I recently bought a dog who I have named after my late Grandfather George. He is great company for me, but little did I know that George would bring confidence and healing to other dogs and their owners in our community.

  • The journey from hell

    As we face the uncomfortable time of a delta outbreak in New Zealand, I remember an uncomfortable moment I faced with my daughter a few years ago, while travelling from Morocco to Spain.

  • Facing Clucky

    I cowered in the corner of my playpen. On the other side, also cowering and staring straight back at me was Clucky, our bantam hen. We both stood there trembling, staring at each other, neither of us willing to move an inch.

  • Finding your sweet spot

    It was the annual University winter tournament and the Otago and Canterbury rugby league teams were playing each other. Otago found themselves two players short and the champion Canterbury team were keen for a more even contest.

  • New day dawning

    It never occurred to me that God would use me to write songs. Nobody is less qualified than me. In primary school, I was asked to mime rather than sing, such was my singing ability.

  • Tales of the unexpected

    The temptation was too much. It was a hot summers day at university and lying on the grass sunbathing one floor below me were half a dozen engineering students.

  • Lifting the crust

    I sensed another miracle in the waiting. It was my turn to cook and being a poor university student on a limited budget, I had purchased some cheap stewing steak to serve up as my first effort.

  • A story of God’s precise and perfect provision

    God’s provision can come in unexpected ways. I have been in situations where I have experienced God’s favour and abundance, and I have been in situations where I have experienced lack.

  • The hall came tumbling down

    Our old church hall had been standing in place for close to 100 years

  • The miracle of the lost letter

    There have been times in my life when I have had to question where I am with God.  Am I still walking in God’s will for my life?