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Doing Welcome Well

“Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.” 1 Peter 4:9 (NLT) Throughout his travels, Arnie was greeted with some exceptional hospitality- including from those who have not much to give. This begs the question, how are we in NZ doing with our hospitality? Check out the video below and ask yourself, are we welcoming people well?   LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYER AND SELF DENIAL WATCH MORE OF ARNIES VIDEOSMAKE A DONATION...

May 16, 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...

May 13, 2019

We Don't Need Nice

Following Jesus does not guarantee us a nice life; in fact it can mean quite the opposite! Having seen, smelt, heard and tasted all that our overseas team experience on a daily basis, hear what Arnie had to say on the topic in the video above.   Are you willing to give up the nice life to follow Jesus? LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYER AND SELF DENIALWATCH MORE OF ARNIES VIDEOS MAKE A DONATION...

May 8, 2019

Theology as a Mechanism of Hope

Joel and Lizzie are two of our young Tranzsend staff, recently re-commissioned to the field as a married couple. They currently serve in a freedom business in South Asia.  While they were in New Zealand, I sat down with Joel & Lizzie and had a chat about why they made the decision to pursue deeper theological study, despite having already completed some theological training prior to going to the field. Here’s how the conversation went....

April 30, 2019

Trust & Obey

‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.’ The words of this hymn are as true for us today as they were 132 years ago when this was written: ‘Where He sends we will go. Never fear, only trust and obey.’ How is God leading you to trust Him today? LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYER AND SELF DENIAL WATCH MORE OF ARNIES VIDEOSMAKE A DONATION ...

April 23, 2019

Administration & Sales Manager

Part time (20 hours); Fixed term contract Marketplacers International Ltd (MPIL) is the business arm of The NZ Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS). NZBMS is comprised of four entities (Tranzsend, Banzaid, Marketplacers, Mission World) which together serve and partner with communities in New Zealand, South Asia, East Asia and South East Asia. This is a part time, fixed term contract (until the end of December 2019). In this role you will be responsible for the effective and efficient oversight of...

April 20, 2019

Does God Care for These People?

I was reading a report of the persecuted church the other day. In the article was a photo of a group of believers who were meeting outside in a park, as they were banned from using their church building. As I looked at the photo, my heart broke. I felt like I knew these people. They looked just like students, couples, grandmas that I knew. It was this small, ragtag group of ordinary people, gathered defiantly frightened, who are enemies of the state? Does God care for them? Yes! Will we? Remembe...

April 15, 2019

It's Up To You

How can we best use our time and resources for God's Kingdom? How much stuff do we buy that we don't REALLY need? What is God challenging you to do differently or give up as you take part in this year's Prayer and Self Denial appeal?LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYER AND SELF DENIAL WATCH MORE OF ARNIES VIDEOSMAKE A DONATION...

April 10, 2019

Do you have a heart for global mission?

Do you have a heart for global mission? Would you like to use your skills and abilities to further God’s kingdom among the least reached? Tranzsend are serving amongst needy and marginalized communities in South Asia, East Asia, and South East Asia, among some of the least-reached people groups on the planet.  Long-term:We are currently looking for people from all walks of life who are committed to Christ and willing to prepare themselves spiritually, professionally and inter-culturally f...

April 8, 2019

Expect Great Things - Attempt Great Things

Arnie Hall talks about the theme of ‘Expect Great Things from God, Attempt Great Things for God’ outside William Carey’s church.LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAYER AND SELF DENIAL WATCH MORE OF ARNIES VIDEOSMAKE A DONATION...

April 3, 2019

We’re Making a Difference

I’m slowly building a retaining wall right now. I’ve done plenty of research, it is certainly not something I started on an impulse, but I am finding that it is a much bigger, and more expensive job than I realised! When we finally get it finished, anyone who visits will judge the quality of the job by what it looks like. Are the posts an equal distance apart? Are the rails level? But, what it looks like isn’t the real measure of quality. Only I will know how far into the ground the posts ...

April 1, 2019

What my God requires

Many of my neighbours spend a lot of time with their gods. Morning and evening, with bells, and incense, rice and flowers, they beseech their chosen god or goddess. There are entire days, strings of days even, when a particular deity is revered and doted upon for its specialist blessing. The poor, the barren, the unemployed, the sick and the abused; they take their burdens to their gods. Much effort and expense goes into the upkeep of idols; I see a lot of worship here, but I don’t see a lot o...

March 25, 2019

Expect Great Things from God; Attempt Great Things for God

EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM GOD – ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS FOR GOD- William Carey Painted above the entrance of the Carey Baptist Church building in Kolkata, you will read “Attempt great things for God, expect great things from God”. It's the wrong way around – and I had to do a google search – just to make sure. I find it quite ironic that somewhere in history –things got changed. Google assures me – it is the 'Expect' first and the 'Attempt' last but it also tells me of other quotes –...

March 18, 2019

Expect Great Things from God; Attempt Great Things for God

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”― William Carey “I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.” ― Bill Watterson I’m not sure about you, but I deeply resonate with both of these quotes! Sometimes which one I resonate more with may simply relate to how many coffees I’ve had!  Reflecting on these quotes has reminded me of Greg Liston’s recent article in the Baptist Magazine entitled “Live your best ordinary life.”...

March 4, 2019

Join the Woven Life team in SE Asia

Do you have a background in: TeachingCoachingYouth and children workSocial workHorticultureAgricultureBusiness If so, we’d love to hear from you! The Woven Life Foundation in South East Asia is currently reaching out to communities primarily through the vehicle of teaching English in a fun and interactive way (forget the textbooks and grammar). Through these openings, we aim to use the connections to be a witness. The present communities we are working in include village children (and caregive...

February 25, 2019

In His Presence - A Day Of Prayer

An opportunity to hear from NZBMS and our partner organisations in Missions, and join together in prayer as the body of Christ in the Taranaki/Whanganui region. Saturday 23rd March, 201910am - 3pm New Plymouth Central Baptist89 Liardet Street, New PlymouthLunch will be provided. Come and join us in prayer and be encouraged by what God is doing in the nations.RSVP to [email protected] by 13 March 2019 for catering purposes....

February 18, 2019

A Letter from Pastor Arnie

Kia ora e te whanau, Ever noticed that where God leads, it can be quite interesting? None of our NZ Baptists living overseas necessarily PLANNED to do that! They were people like us, part of a Baptist Church, who came to a place where they “just knew” God wanted them to move (even with their families) to an unknown culture in an unknown country. I got to visit a number of these people. I was astounded by their commitment to mission and the difference they were making. I was amazed at the dif...

February 18, 2019

Where God Leads: Māna E Ārahi

Our Prayer and Self Denial theme for 2019 is Where God Leads: Māna E Ārahi. Over this year we’ll be telling stories from the places God has called us to. We’ll hear stories of what God has led us to do, and how He is working through, alongside and occasionally despite us! It’s going to be exciting! I’m also excited as I look forward to 2019, as I believe God will be leading NZBMS in some new and exciting ways in 2019 – and I can’t wait for Him to reveal those things to us.Has your ...

February 11, 2019

Reaching, Redeeming, Restoring

Tranzsend is committed to sharing the gospel with those who have not heard the good news of Jesus Christ. We choose to serve in regions and contexts where fewer than 5% of the population are Christians, or where the church is too small or poorly resourced to be able to survive on its own. We work alongside other agencies and indigenous organisations to help make the gospel known. We take seriously the call of Jesus to make disciples of every group (Matt 28:19) Tranzsend focuses on being a Christ...

February 4, 2019

Welcome Home Neil & Barb

Recently we welcomed back Neil and Barb to New Zealand. Neil and Barb have served at Oasis International Church in Macau for the last three years, and will be greatly missed by their friends, church family, and community in East Asia. They arrived home in late January and will be visiting churches and other groups around the New Zealand as they complete a period of final leave, when they will have the opportunity to share with supporters around the country. For those of you who are financially s...

February 4, 2019

Social Workers

To serve the village and urban communities of NE Thailand through community development, youth work, education and discipleship.PHONE ANDREW ON 09 526 8444 FOR MORE INFORMATION...

February 1, 2019

ESOL Teachers

To teach in an English language school for businesses, schools and individuals. PHONE ANDREW ON  09 526 8444 FOR MORE INFORMATION....

January 31, 2019

Loving Others- It’s a Piece of Cake!

Not long after Joel and I got engaged, I promised the women in the drop-in centre that as per Bengali custom I would bring them sweets so that we could celebrate together. If there is ever any reason to indulge in sugar-soaked sweets then Bengalis will find it; working with 250 women and having had a tooth removed in an Indian dental chamber just last year, I would know! This time however, I thought I would give my friends a taste of New Zealand and so instead of buying a couple of boxes of roso...

January 28, 2019

Designer

Need to assist with new product and designs for stationery and blanket freedom business. Would require at least 3 months onsite but then the role could be done from afar with regular communication with the business. PHONE ANDREW ON 09 526 8444 TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION...

January 26, 2019

Primary Trained Teacher

Needed to help up-skill and encourage a group of teachers in one of our more rural schools in South Asia. These teachers are willing to learn and looking for someone to model and teach them good teaching practices, while also helping to improve their English. The position would ideally be for 1 year. We would love to have you join the team. PHONE ANDREW ON 09 526 8444 FOR MORE INFORMATION...

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