Araina Kazia Pereira


Araina Kazia Pereira from Wellington, New Zealand is a published writer having written for various outlets and most recently joining as a Press Service International young writer. She enjoys asking the big questions and writing about the challenging questions that she has wrestled with in her own journey, as well as her learnings along the way. You can contact her at

  • Have we put God in a box?

    Do you ever look at some toys and wonder how on earth it doesn't terrify a child? For me every time I have come across a jack-in-the-box, I wonder that exact question. If you haven't seen one, let me describe it to you, it's a box that you wind and then all of a sudden a clown pops out of it.

  • Dear Santa, pandemic is not on my wish list.  

    As Christmas draws near I increasingly find myself excited for some time out, yet puzzled as to where this year went. I asked myself the other day, what has actually been achieved?

  • Have we disguised the saboteur of blessing?

    The saboteur of blessing is not always clothed in black with horns coming out his head, nor is it the person who got in the way of your promotion, nor is it the person that you last argued with. Often we have in our own ways disguised the true saboteur of blessing.

  • Plan X, Y, Z.

    Like the rest of NZ, I found myself deeply disappointed with the return of ole mate COVID. Like many, I had wonderful trips around the country booked, all which overnight had to be cancelled.

  • To Guard the Secret Place

    As a kid, the classic novel “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett,  was one of my favourites. It follows the story of a selfish wealthy girl who becomes orphaned and is sent to live with her uncle. When she gets to her uncle’s home, her life begins to look very different to what it used to.

  • Choosing Kindness, Choosing Character

    Over the last little while, our world has seen many things come its way, from a global pandemic to the recent death of George Floyd and the on flow of political protests.

  • Digital Transformation of the Church? Why COVID19 has been good for the church

    Over the years, the church has transformed in many ways, when we think back to the early church, we don’t necessarily see what we know of as church today. The thing about incremental change is that it allows people to adjust. Often the changes have been so subtle that one can barely notice.

  • Lockdown Blues? Think about Noah

    Imagine this, one day you are living your life, going about you daily tasks, and the next minute you are stuck inside with your family and you don’t know for how long.

  • A year of no transactional love

    Imagine a year where everyone does, with no expectations of a return. Long gone are the days of I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine. A world where everybody does, for the benefit of the other.

  • ‘New Year, New Me’

    The popular New Year catch phrase that we hear when people are coming into the New Year. Coming to Christmas and New Year, we find ourselves reflecting on the year that has been and looking towards the year that is to come.