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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!

Missions have always seen development activities as an essential part of what we do. Schools, hospitals, agricultural programmes, disaster relief activities have been an integral part of mission activity. On a spiritual level, this has been a part of our calling to follow Christ's example of compassion to all people. At a very top level of significance, Christian compassion is sufficient reason in itself for development activity in mission. At another level, it provides an entry and an...
In June I had the great privilege of representing New Zealand Baptists at the celebrations of 70 years of Baptist work in Papua New Guinea. Those 70 years have been a period of enormous change as PNG’s many tribes and people have worked to become a nation. It is many years since NZBMS had staff there, but I have been visiting over the last 8 years as Banzaid has worked with the PNG Baptist Union to help the coffee growers in the highlands area. My visit started with an unexpected opportunity...