I’m often asked questions relating to mission performance and find myself a little caught out. There are good answers but can’t be related in five minutes, so I often leave such conversations feeling dissatisfied. Given time to reflect, I’d like to respond to this: “What are the measureable results of the work of the New Zealand [...]
“Be at the first level near the top of the escalator at 9:30am on July 1st and I will meet you there.” And so they came, from Dunedin, Feilding, Rotorua, Tauranga and across Auckland, eleven pilgrims travelling to their point of rendezvous, at the top of the escalator. This was the inaugural Gaining Live Interactive Missions [...]
Where were you in November 1989? Can you remember? I was a broker liaison officer for the Manukau Branch of NZI Insurance. My role was as an account manager looking after insurance brokers and processing their business. In my group of clients were two Asian insurance agents, Jim and David. Together we insured a large number [...]
A few years ago, as part of our work, I travelled with a colleague to a war-torn central Asian nation. We were there to catch up with one of our overseas workers. It was my first trip to this country and it was a fascinating experience. One day my travelling companion and I acquired the use [...]
For a few months I'd been hearing about the need for us to be more than "the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff" by offering freedom to those enslaved in the sex trade. The challenge is to also be a "fence at the top of the cliff," changing the industry of a district of more than 7 million people from trafficking and prostitution to hope and freedom.
In 1968, my Mum and Dad took my two sisters and me to live in a small village in north-east Thailand called Mahasarakham. My father was in the New Zealand Army, and they were training the Thai Roading Department on how to build highways. We lived there for two and a half years. A few weeks [...]
On January 5, 2012, shortly before his 86th birthday, a great Bengali Christian businessman graduated to be with his Lord. His name was Mr Samson H. Chowdhury. Mr Chowdhury is well known to many New Zealand Baptists because of our relationship with the Bangladesh Baptist Christian Fellowship (BBCF). Not only was he one of Bangladesh's most [...]