Rob & Alesha Taege

Kia Ora. We are the Taege Whanau from Whangarei.

My name is Alesha and I am a Children’s Worker at The Salvation Army, my husband Robin is a Primary School Teacher, and our son Josiah is 16 months old, an amazing little boy, whose two favourite things are praising God & cleaning (he has his priorities sorted already).

When I was a teenager, my (Alesha’s) parents joined Liberty Trust on my behalf, and when I started working I took over the contributions.  Then when we got married my husband & I carried on contributing into Liberty Trust until our loan came available.

My husband was at University at the time so we put our loan on hold until he had finished his degree, so that we were in a better place to get our first home. When the house prices kept sky rocketing, there were times we wondered how we would ever find a house in our price-range, but kept reminding ourselves that God was bigger than the housing market and somehow he would find us the right house at the right price.

“And my God will meet all of your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus”.   Phil 4:19

Then last year after looking for a long time (and the market taking a slight dip) we finally found our first house, received our interest free mortgage and moved in just before Christmas. We unloaded the last trailer load on Christmas Eve, in time for our son Josiah, to take his first steps in OUR house.

Since we moved in, we have painted the place, put down new carpet and lino and planted a few trees, so it really feels like our place now.

It is amazing how awesome it feels to finally have a place that we can call our own.

Thanks Liberty Trust for making it possible, because of you we are looking forward to a debt free future.

Alesha, Rob & Josiah

9 June 2010