Laura Rose Brown-Thomas

Press Services International

I am a Young Salvationist who lives in Upper Hutt, Wellington. I am passionate about enhancing the life experiences of others and do this in my paid employment as a Support worker for those with Intellectual Disabilities  and as a volunteer leader for GirlGuiding New Zealand. I love to create, write and travel the world and have a passion for submerging myself in the cultures of each place I travel. I left my heart in Africa a month before Covid sent the world into lockdown and I cannot wait to be able to return and serve in a continent that stole so much of my heart. 

  • Every child has the right …

    “Every child has the right to grow up in a loving and responsible family.”This quote sits at the heart of the ...

  • Finding God in unexpected places

    It never ceases to amaze me how God can reveal himself in the most unexpected places and situations. How he can come to you through the most unexpected person and how he continues to show up when you least expect it.

  • Sewing to the Lord

    Over the past year I’ve found myself at home with my sewing machine again, after quite some time of being too impatient to sew and using other means of creative expression instead.

  • Emotions.

    A tornado of emotions...

  • Why we should be more like Olympians

    The Olympics has understandably been a hot topic of conversation as of late, but it’s caused me some realisations and in a conversation with a colleague I quickly realised there is so much to learn from our Olympians.

  • Chronic Illness Woes

    “Behind every chronic illness is just a person trying to find their way in the world. We want to find love and be loved and be happy just like you. We want to be successful and do something that matters. We’re just dealing with unwanted limitations in our hero’s journey.” — Glenn Schweitzer

  • The rollercoaster of grief

    As we walk in this journey of life we’ll often be thrown into the despair and darkness that we call grief.

  • Creativity as worship

    “First this: God created the Heavens and Earth-all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.” (Genesis chapter 1, verses 1-2)

  • Learning resilience

    “Resilience looks like a flower growing through an ambulance engine to emerge the other side beautiful and strong.”

  • A journey to authenticity

    Two years ago, I was 94 days into a mammoth adventure, a following of dreams and a chasing of God’s calling on my life.