Banzaid—New Zealand Baptists Transforming the World

Banzaid—New Zealand Baptists Transforming the World
Banzaid is the aid and development department of NZBMS. It was established to bring specialist knowledge of development issues into NZBMS’s programmes, and to access funding sources that support specific development activity. Our projects aim to partner and work alongside other NZBMS and Baptist work in each instance. So, what are we doing?

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Community

Community
The group we have been discipling is now reaching out into neighbouring communities—that’s exciting! Each member is sharing the good news, caring for the sick, as well as helping with literacy work... and they are so excited to see how the Father is using them.

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Journeys

Journeys
Recently I had the opportunity to travel to my local friend’s remote hometown village where I became the first foreigner ever to visit. The people there gave me a warm reception, treating me to the local wheat, garlic, and wildlife—the latter being large, juicy bugs (which were also quite chewy).

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Spencer and Emerson’s big adventure

Spencer and Emerson’s big adventure
Children are a vital part of our Tranzsend family. In this monthly column, the children of some of our Tranzsend workers share something of their lives overseas.

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Goats

Goats
We love sharing the different ways God is transforming the communities we are a part of. Here we feature an account of where the significance of Jesus has been a great inspiration to the people we serve.

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The Gateway—two years on

The Gateway—two years on
It’s almost two years ago that these pages carried the story of the purchase of The Gateway; a building in South Asia that could be used to house freedom businesses and train those who had a desire to start or work in a freedom business. In this edition’s Global Mission Pages, we bring you up-to-date with what has been happening at The Gateway over the past two years.

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Our trip to school

Our trip to school
Children are a vital part of our Tranzsend family. In this article, the children of some of our tranzsend workers share something of their life overseas.

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Transformation

Transformation
One of the most precious moments of 2017 so far for me was being invited to one of our ladies’ AA meetings.

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Longing

Longing
For those from a more individualistic society, it can be difficult to fully understand what it means to be different in a communal society with many deeply held religious practices.

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God’s Miracle

God’s Miracle
Children are a vital part of our Tranzsend family. In this monthly column, the children of some of our Tranzsend workers share something of their life overseas.

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Resourcing Mission with Inspiring Stories of Relevance?

Resourcing Mission with Inspiring Stories of Relevance?
Paul Windsor unpacks a well-meant phrase and causes us to ask if it's enough.

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Jules Riding in Eastern Europe

Jules Riding in Eastern Europe
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.

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Freedom and Hope

Freedom and Hope
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!

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Changing Lives One At A Time

Changing Lives One At A Time
Did you know NZBMS has a child sponsorship programme? We share some stories and ways you could be involved here.

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Small Bits: A Te Reo name for NZBMS

Small Bits: A Te Reo name for NZBMS
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.

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In A Class Of Their Own

In A Class Of Their Own
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.

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From the Other Side

From the Other Side
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?

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The Fitter, the Farmer and the Florist

The Fitter, the Farmer and the Florist
There is a continuing perception that to do ministry overseas requires a raft of extraordinary (almost superhuman) gifts and abilities. But is this true?

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Jesus People USA: A Heart for the Homeless

Jesus People USA: A Heart for the Homeless
Jeremy and his family are part of Jesus People USA, an intentional community caring for the poor and homeless of Chicago. He shares a little of his story to date.

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Mobilizing Young People for Mission

Mobilizing Young People for Mission
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.

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Freedom Comes to Murshidabad

Freedom Comes to Murshidabad
Sometimes circumstances rob a young person of their childhood and force them to grow up too fast. That is what happened to Abla*.

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