Rebecca Howan

Press Services International

Rebecca Howan is from Wellington, New Zealand, where she works as an Executive Assistant in the humanitarian sector. She worships and serves at The Salvation Army, and is passionate about music, travelling the world and building community.

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  • ‘That’ year and the things I’ve learned

    I think we can all agree that 2020 was not the year that we saw coming.

  • Healing Waters

    One of the things that I’ve learnt about myself over the years is just how much I love water.

  • Waiting for the change

    No one really likes change – we’re a comfy kind of people. But unfortunately, the winds of change are always inevitable one way or another.

  • My story

    When meeting someone for the first time, we often ask people what they do for a living. While there’s nothing wrong with a nice, simple, clean answer, I’ve wrestled for a number of years with not placing my identity in what I do, but rather in who I am.

  • Great is Your faithfulness

    If there was one word I would use to describe this year so far, it would be faithfulness.

  • What to do when your world crashes around you

    Like so many other people around the globe, my world was turned upside down when Covid-19 hit our shores. There was grief for the things that were cancelled and the opportunities that wouldn’t eventuate.

  • Is calling really that simple?

    When you grow up in the church, it’s surprisingly easy to pick up some weird ideas about God and faith.

  • Am I allowed to miss church?

    We’re living in quite an unusual reality right now, aren’t we?

  • A silver lining for life’s disappointments

    At the time of writing, it has been just over one week since the World Health Organisation declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.

  • Top tips for young leaders – from one newbie to another

    Did you know that The Salvation Army in New Zealand was started by two English guys aged 19 and 20?