This book is the result of fifteen years of research, mainly in the form of interviews and discussions with many of the saints who came into the Lord’s recovery in the early 1970s. The primary goal of the book is to provide a record of how the Lord moved in New Zealand to raise up local churches, so that later generations will appreciate those who suffered and endured before them, and thereby appreciate the blessings handed down to them through these faithful saints. The book also conveys lessons from church history for all God’s children to keep us in the central lane of God’s economy. It begins with Billy Graham’s visit to New Zealand in 1959 and then goes on to discuss the revival among Christians in the 1960s, emphasizing how the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee silently yet powerfully inspired a generation of young Christians to seek Christ and the Church in freshness and newness. The book then moves to discuss how local churches were first raised up in 1970 and 1971 through clusters of young people amid intense opposition. An appendix brings the book up until the present.