It is so much fun to fill a shoe box full of goodies to give to a child who may never have received anything. The joy these children feel when given a gift like this is overwhelming.
We encourage you to take part in this appeal. Grab a box and information pamphlet, check the list of what you can and can’t put in the box, include your postage and drop it in to the church or look on the website (link below) for other places to drop your shoe box off. If dropping to the Kaiapoi Baptist Church, boxes need to be delivered no later than 25th October.
God is weaving a masterpiece and we are all a strand within it. Our theme for Prayer and Self-Denial 2020 has been derived from the well-known metaphor of a beautifully woven tapestry. Throughout the appeal we have likened the top side of the tapestry to the Kingdom of God, with the bottom side symbolising the messiness of life.
Our Tranzsend people are serving in some very messy places yet, with God’s guidance and prompting, we are making the Kingdom of God known in the places we are serving.
1) Woven Together, Whiriwhiria te tangata (weaving the people). This theme celebrates the relationships we are a part of, as well as the uniqueness of God’s people. We all play a part in the masterpiece.
2) Mending the Mess, E renarenatia ana te miro mā, te miro pango, te miro whero e te karaiti ihu (All threads are tied together by Jesus). This theme challenges believers to trust in God through the mess. Only Jesus has sufficient love and grace to forgive and resolve wrongs that have come about from sin.
3) The Perfect Picture, Te tui raumata o te rungarawa (the tapestry of God). Though we will not see the completed masterpiece until Christ returns, there are times God gives us glimpses of His Kingdom here on earth. Each glimpse reveals to us more of His character and His heart for people.
God’s masterpiece is the fulfilment of His Will. Will you engage with us in God’s mission for this world?
It’s coming up to that time of year when we can bless a child in need that lives in a different country. The joy these children experience when receiving their special parcel is beyond words.
Personally I love filling up a couple of boxes, buying the gifts that go inside. It’s even more fun doing it with my daughters then packing and decorating the box at home. Giving Christmas to a child that may not have ever received a gift to themselves is a such a blessing to us.
If you would like to know more information, click on the link below or contact the Kaiapoi Baptist Church office.
Early in 2018 Pastor Alastair Hall from Manukau City Baptist Church, joined us on a journey to all of our contexts overseas where our Tranzsend people live and serve. We shared with him, how God is working and leading amongst those to whom we as NZ Baptists have been called, and to witness the part that we as a denomination have to play in the Great Commission. Continue reading Prayer and Self Denial 2019
Doing the Matthew 25 Challenge has been a transforming experience for us as a family. It was a way for our children to realise that many people lack the basic necessities and that we should care for them.
And it raised our awareness of how lucky we are and how much more we can do for the people around us on a daily basis. – Donald, St Paul’s Church
We are excited to take on the Matthew 25 Challenge together and see how God works in our families and church.
Launching in two weeks! Sign up now by texting your first name to 2060.
Did you know we are launching the World Vision New Zealand (@worldvsionnz) Matthew 25 Challenge in just two weeks? This is a great way to teach our children about God’s love for our brothers and sisters around the world who Jesus calls us to care for.