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Pastor – how do you keep mission at the forefront?

Much has been preached, spoken, and written of the Great Commission in Matthew 28. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” This principle is further underscored by another ‘great commissioning’ of Jesus’ followers in Acts 1. “… you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Neither of these passages is new or novel – we know th...

October 8, 2019

Hindu World Prayer Guide

The Hindu World Prayer Guide is bought to you by the missions community of Aotearoa New Zealand, and can be ordered from missions.fit/15days. Join the many voices around the country who will lift up the Hindu people in prayer this Diwali. As you make your way through the guide, learn about Hindu beliefs and practices with more than 25 pages of stories and facts about Hindu life. The hope is that these learnings will help fuel your prayers during the 15 days of prayer.  Cost of guides:1-9 co...

September 30, 2019

NZBMS Accounts Clerk (6 month contract)

We are on the hunt for our next Accounts Clerk. Is that you? NZBMS is the overseas mission organisation for the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. It is comprised of four entities (Tranzsend, Banzaid, Marketplacers, Mission World) which together serve the churches in New Zealand and communities in South, East and South East Asia. In this full time Auckland-based role, you will work closely with NZBMS’s Finance Manager to manage all financial requirements of NZBMS, working to ‘best practice’...

September 20, 2019

How God led us to the place we live

God leads. As a family, we had experienced his leading before. He had led us to working with him overseas. Then he led us to choose Thailand as the country where we should go. When it came time to find a house to move into, the question was, where? We were open to different towns within the province where our team works, but didn’t know for sure which place we should live in. We knew that rental houses can be really hard to come by, and so we trusted God, that he would provide a house in ...

September 16, 2019

On the road to Serampore

It’s never a dull day on the roads in India. Check out Arnie’s report of the traffic as he makes his way to Serampore. ...

September 13, 2019

A Place Of Learning

For me living and serving the Father overseas seems often to also be a place of learning more about Him and His ways. Rather than just “doing” something for Him, He is teaching me.   One thing I have been learning is to trust in Him to lead and open doors. It is interesting to look back at the last two and half years. There have been times when we had many activities happening. It felt like things were going really well. But then our regular activities came to an end: we’ve felt ...

September 9, 2019

The Cost Of Discipleship

As followers of Jesus we have been set free. Are we embracing this freedom in the way that we live? Are we passionate about seeing many others being set free? What more could we be doing to share the Good News of Jesus across the globe?...

September 5, 2019

Two Languages

When I moved overseas I always knew that becoming fluent in a new language was going to be one of the mountains I had to climb. It was going to be hard and difficult. You see I do not have a natural gifting in language or an ear to hear the tones that one needs to perfect in order to understand and be understood – do not even get me started on the grammar. But because I longed to know the people I live amongst I kept going, painfully slowly at times but trying to keep moving.So it was very sur...

September 2, 2019

A Day of Prayer - Waikato

Fairfield Baptist Church1101 Heaphy TerraceFairfield, Hamilton 10am - 3pmLunch ProvidedAn opportunity to hear from NZBMS and our partner organisations in Mission,  and join together in prayer as the body of Christ in the Waikato region.Come and join us in prayer and be encouraged by what God is doing in the nations.  RSVP to [email protected] (ph 09 526 8444) by 11 September 2019 for catering purposes....

August 28, 2019

God Sets Us Free

God saves people one at a time and sets them free. Please pray for the ministries we have across Asia. May they continue to draw people into relationship with the Living God....

August 28, 2019

Where God Leads

NZ and Australia have a complicated relationship – we love ‘em sometimes and we don’t love ‘em other times.  But it is the Australia Baptist who lead us into Bangladesh – East Bengal – at that time, 1886.  They began work there a few years earlier, following the British Baptist, led by William Carey, into that land.   NZBMS sent their first missionary, Rosalie MacGeorge to East Bengal in response to the urgings of Rev. Silas Mead from Adelaide, and Ellen Arnold, a...

August 26, 2019

Transformation Of One Student

Somewhere near the Southern outskirts of the huge and crowded city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, there is a tiny little school, crammed into a small apartment type building, that is trying to make a difference. In a country of over 160 million people, a school of 350 students seems pretty insignificant, but the work that’s being done there is significant, and makes a huge difference in the lives of the students that pass through its doors and up its stairs.  At GEMS our aim is for our studen...

August 19, 2019

The Next Generation Of Overseas Workers

The people of New Zealand are beautifully diverse. We would love our next generation of overseas workers to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of our nation. Is God calling you, or someone you know, to join our team?...

August 15, 2019

A prayer from a hilltop in South East Asia…

Lord God, what a privilege to be here this morning,looking across the plains down below. I am here to acknowledge and honor the holy name of Jesus. After all, He is the one who fully deserves the praise and worship from this land. Yet sadly I know that different worship has taken place here. Yes, village people have been coming up here for many, many, hundreds of years.  They have come to this very hill top to honor something bigger than themselves. But not you Lord. Early mornings these ...

August 12, 2019

A Reflective Prayer

The prayer is a reflection on the words of Elizabeth after she conceived, in Luke 1:25. She said:  “This is what the Lord has done for me when he looked favourably on me and took away the disgrace I have endured among my people.”“এটা প্রভুরই কাজ। মানুষের কাছে আমার লজ্জা দূর করবার জন্য তিনি এখন আমার দিকে চোখ তুলে চেয়েছেন।” God of Eliz...

August 5, 2019

Arnies Reflection - Poverty

What is our responsibility when it comes to dealing with issues of poverty both here in NZ and overseas? By supporting our people and ministries, you are contributing towards the communities in which we are serving. ...

August 2, 2019

Elated

Imagine this scene. I’m out early on a Sunday morning with the bird watching club in my Indian city. Fifteen or 20 of us gaze, binoculars in hand, across a pond in a leafy park. You can’t predict bird-watching. We hope to see any species that flickers across water, snapping insects.What’s that flash of white against the green? An Asian Paradise Flycatcher. He’s only the size of a sparrow but his ribbon tail streams out a further 25cm. Spectacular! I feel a collective upward gasp around m...

July 29, 2019

A Taste Of Heaven

Having participated in a morning devotion at one of our freedom businesses, Arnie had a taste of what is to come as described in the book of Revelation- every tribe, people and nation lifting their voices to the Lord. It’s a beautiful thing! ...

July 26, 2019

Finding Strength through the Power of Prayer

We were approaching busy road in a vehicle driven by a local driver, on our way to the Rail Station. Behind me were four people visiting from New Zealand. We had an appointment with a train in forty minutes. This main road through this regional city can be so busy, with trucks, buses, and many other vehicles, that the traffic will move slowly.  I didn’t want to be late for the train.    While we were approaching the intersection, I pr’d, “L rd, please give the driver wisdom ...

July 22, 2019

Does God Care for these People?

Father, thank you for the couple who used to run the fruit stand on the side of the road, the ones I lost touch with. Does God care for these people? Yes. Father, thank you for the electrician at the school I’ve been visiting each week. Does God care for this man? Yes. Father, thank you for that spiritual seeker I know, who listens to a recording of John chapter 1 every day for half an hour, but still seems to be living in darkness. Does God care for him? Yes. Father, thank you for the young s...

July 15, 2019

Praying for the World

“Other parts of the world deserve our prayers.” Check out this video on why we need to be praying for those overseas....

July 11, 2019

East Meets West

A few weeks ago I went to the “East Meets West” show to celebrate Chinese New Year in Wellington. The show opened with the Dave Dobbyn song “Welcome Home”.So welcome home, I bid you welcome, I bid you welcomeWelcome home from the bottom of our heartsWelcome home, see I made a space for you nowWelcome home from the bottom of our heartsFrom the bottom of our heartsThe song talks about welcoming strangers into our country and into our hearts because we are all immigrants in a strange land.&...

July 8, 2019

Arnies Reflections - The Promise of Persecution

How would you react in the face of persecution? Here Arnie shares a story of one group who has experienced, and is encouraged by, the promise of persecution in the Bible. ...

July 5, 2019

Finding Strength in the Power of Prayer

I was recently challenged again from Acts 4:13 NIV “When they(the rulers, elders and teachers of the law) saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”How do we ‘be with Jesus’ today so that we can have that same courage and wisdom as Peter and John?I recently read the well-known book “The Practice of the Presence of God” which is a series of conversations, letters a...

July 1, 2019

Pray For Safety

Are you praying for the safety of our people overseas? In this clip Arnie shares why we as Baptist churches should be praying for those we send....

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