Missions of Mercy – Steve Bowkett has made it his mission in life to help others.
Steve Bowkett enjoyed working alongside locals helping them to rebuild their homes devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
A furniture builder by trade and owner of Artesano in Fitzroy, New Plymouth, he enjoys travelling to disaster areas around the world on missions of mercy offering his skills.
“I saw the devastation on the news and straight away my heart goes out to them. I started to think about what I could do and when. It’s all about the right timing. I think rocking up there the day after would have just been quite frustrating as you just wouldn’t know what to do. I was more about helping the people rebuild their lives. So going in a few months later was good for me.”
“I’m New Plymouth born and bred I have been a traveller for a long time. I have an affinity with other languages and other cultures. I get on well with foreigners and enjoy overseas travel.
“I would like to do full-time missions one day but in the meantime I’m supporting myself through my work and doing missions when I can.”