The 2017 theme is ‘Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho: treasures handed down’. To us this speaks of both the tangible and intangible treasures that God has handed down to us through the years.
Over the three weeks of Prayer and Self Denial, we focus on three distinct aspects of these treasures:
Gospel as Treasure: The greatest treasure we have is the gift of God’s Son and His sacrifice for us on the cross. In the gift of God’s Word we can delve further to understand this Treasure and have a responsibility to share His Word and Christ with others.
People as Treasure: Made in the image of God, all people have value. As followers of Jesus we seek to restore the worth and dignity of people which has been broken and buried by others.
Where is your Treasure? We are called to use the gifts, talents and the financial resources we have to further the Kingdom, and to serve others and God. How are we doing so?
We encourage you to engage every generation in this appeal and we would love to hear of and see photos of what you’ve done.
On behalf of those serving overseas, sent and commissioned on your behalf, and of those serving here in Aotearoa New Zealand, we thank you for your support, your prayers and your contribution.