Abreviations Used On This Website

SAS - Stand Against Slavery
NZBMS - The New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society

Mission’s results

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+00:00 September 10th, 2012|Categories: Mission, NZBMS Articles|

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 [...]

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Get a GLIMPSe

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+00:00 August 16th, 2012|Categories: Mission, NZBMS Articles, Short Term Trips|

“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 [...]

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Cornerstone commitment

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+00:00 June 1st, 2012|Categories: Mission, NZBMS Articles|

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 [...]

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No wrong place

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Categories: NZBMS Articles|

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 [...]

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Building new fences

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+00:00 April 5th, 2012|Categories: NZBMS Articles, Slavery|Tags: , , , |

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.

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Lost and Found

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Categories: NZBMS Articles, Thinking|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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No Prayers, No Breakfast

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:38+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Categories: NZBMS Articles|

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 [...]

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