In 2014, I approached retirement age after twenty years of full-time music ministry. I felt as if I had 'earned' my retirement from ministry, and honestly began to look forward to less travel, more family time, less activity, and more peace and quiet. Oh, my. You've heard the Yiddish Proverb, “Make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Jules Riding tells us about his recent trip to Eastern Europe.
Freedom from the sex trade, the reality of the Bible, faith in suffering, and the victory of Christ over darkness – these are just four examples of the good news of Jesus from our Tranzsend workers in Asia!
The New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society has, for some time, wanted a Te Reo name to sit alongside its English name. With input from a number of fluent Te Reo speakers we have chosen: Te Iwi Kaikawe Rongopai o Ngā Hahi Iriiri o Aotearoa.
When education is reasonably easy to access it can be taken for granted. For a person whose family has endured generations of poverty however, education can be the key to freedom and the creation of a new legacy for the generations to come. We share an example of this here.
We have often reported on New Zealand Baptist work amongst the people of the Kalasin region in Thailand where Tranzsend workers, Peter and Lynley (and more recently, Andrew and Roanna) are based, but what about the Thai people themselves?
Encouraging young people’s involvement in overseas mission can seem daunting. Youth interested in mission can often feel overwhelmed with all the options and needs overseas. They require people and organisations to help them work out the ‘what, where and how’ of serving overseas.