Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • Prayer and Self Denial

    Please join us for Prayer and Self Denial 2016. This is our annual appeal, aimed at raising interest and support for our overseas mission activities, and we would love to have you and your church community involved. Together, we can welcome many more into God’s family! Read More
  • Student Sponsorship

    For the last twenty years New Zealand Baptists have had a significant impact in the lives of thousands of children and young people from poor and underprivileged families in India and Bangladesh. Read More
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An Amazing Heritage

heritage-602x850Below is a great story of three generations from one family being sent out to serve the people of Asia with Tranzsend.

On a warm Tauranga evening, a young woman stands on stage in front of a gathering of over six hundred people. It is the Hui of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. Her husband, Josh and their three children are right beside her.

As a family, they are part of a larger group of people who are being commissioned that night, to serve the Lord in a variety of overseas settings.

What is different for Robyn as she stands there in these significant moments, is that her Mum is also in the group being commissioned, standing on the stage.

For Robyn in her late twenties, she is aware not only of her Mum and Dad, John and Helen, being on the same platform that night, but also that her mother's parents, Lawrence and Heather once stood on such a stage in the mid-fifties being commissioned to serve in a far distant land.

Robyn's grandparents left New Zealand to serve in South Asia in 1956, and went on to enrich a community of people with their love and medical skills for the next 18 years. Three children were born into their family, a boy and two girls.

Read more: An Amazing Heritage

Prayer Hotline - 26th September, 2016

smiling-1024x682Freeset International Board (S Asia)
Please pray for this board which is meeting in South Asia on 28-29 September. Please pray for wisdom and discernment in the discussions and decisions that need to be made.
 
Ilkka and Maree
Following a stroke, Maree’s dad, John, is improving all the time. Ilkka and Maree are enjoying the time they are having with Ilkka’s family in Finland before heading to South East Asia early October.
 
Peter and Lynley (SE Asia)
Please pray for Peter and Lynley who are holding the fort in their area for the Tranzsend team. Pray for their relationships with the locals, and the ministry they have in English teaching, prison ministry, teaching and discipleship. Pray too for their health to be sustained in the hot weather.

Priya (S Asia)
Please pray for Priya from Love Calcutta Arts as she deals with personnel grievances. Pray for wisdom and courage for Priya in the face of these difficulties.  Pray also for the ex-employee that God will work in her life and show her His mercy and grace.
 
John O (S Asia)
Pray for John O as he works through some staffing issues relating to Freeset Bags and Apparel.  Pray for wisdom and a peaceful resolution.