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pdf Banzaid Annual Report 2017

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bzreport17 413x584Banzaid is the aid and development department of NZBMS (the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society). Christian mission organisations havealways “done” development as a part of their ministry. Mission established schools, hospitals and agricultural programmes are the leading institutions in many developing countries. We invite you to read this report on the projects that we have worked with through the past year.

 
 

pdf Banzaid Annual Report - 2016 Popular

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Banzaid2016Banzaid has a good reputation – our supporters are proof of that! We have some great projects, and we have great supporters. You can read about our projects in this report. This year, Banzaid has achieved certification under the Code of Conduct of the New Zealand Council for International Development (CID). We believe that this is a big step in our ability to assure our supporters that we set a high standard in what we do.

 

pdf Annual Report 2015 Popular

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repoert2015We believe that God is deeply concerned with the wellbeing of people in the here and now. This is why Banzaid has such an important role to play within the mission of NZBMS. The projects we are delivering through Banzaid are bringing real-time solutions into broken, hurting communities.

pdf Annual Report 2014 Popular

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report2014As New Zealand Baptists, we should all be incredibly proud of the positive impact we are having through Banzaid’s aid and development activities. Caring for the poor, being peacemakers, and setting the oppressed free – I’m sure you’ll agree that these tenets are at the heart of what we believe and what we value as a Baptist family.

pdf Annual Report 2013 Popular

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report2013As you read through this annual report we really do hope that you are encouraged by the work Banzaid is doing. Banzaid exists to restore life and to transform communities – although there are always challenges and obstacles to overcome, I believe we are fulfilling this mission. REAL people are having their lives transformed through these projects – real people, not statistics or faceless numbers – and this is surely cause for celebration!

The tail end of Cyclone Gita hit New Zealand on Tuesday night, 20 February. There was significant flooding and damage around parts of the country. Now we know something of what it was like for people in Samoa, Tonga and some of the southern Fiji islands. Samoa meet Gita at the beginning, when it was still building up force. They didn’t get it as bad a Tonga, but it was bad enough. Power lines down, trees uprooted, roofs torn off houses. Important vegetable gardens and fruit trees wiped out....
Cyclone Gita went through Samoa over last weekend before hitting Tonga on Monday night. It is now moving towards the southern parts of Fiji. The storm had not reached full strength as it went through Samoa, but still caused extensive damage, with reports of trees down, flooding and landslips. New Zealand Samoan pastors Pale and Sene Seupule working with the Nu’u Baptist church on the outskirts of Apia are in one of the most affected areas. They are working with the local community in cleanup...