Baptist Churches of NZ are working closely with the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation with updates and prayers for the disaster in the Philippines brought about by typhoon Haiyan. If you would like to give a financial donation please direct it to:
Account Name: Asia Pacific Baptist Federation
Bank: National Australia Bank
Account Number: ASBAFUSDO1
SWIFT CODE: NATAAU3302S
Please consider prayerfully and sacrificially the situation in the Philippines.
In upland area of 11 local churches/villages, 95% of houses are totally and heavily damaged. Their immediate need is food, water and roofing to shelter them from heat and further rain. Many towns could not be reached yet because areas are flooding. There are 34 Baptist churches in Roxas City and coastal villages in 4 municipalities. They need food items, drinking water, blankets and roofing for immediate shelter. The same needs are for another 22 churches in 4 municipallities in the circuit C of Capiz, North Iloilo and North Negros. There are church members that are reported dead because of drowning and some hit by fallen trees. More than 150 deaths are reported in Capiz and Iloilo.
Initial relief efforts have been facilitated by APBAid (Asia Pacific Baptist Aid)
(information and images from Feraz Legita, acting APB Aid Director through Asia Pacific Baptist Federation)
Kiwi Culture and the Gospel
Northern Baptist Association is running a morning seminar presented by Dr Kevin Ward and extends an invitation to all.
Seminar includes two presentations by Dr. Ward looking at how the gospel best intersects with kiwi culture. Each individual will also be a part of a working group to help us each leave with an action plan to start applying what we learn on the day. Morning tea will be provided.
Date: Thursday, 29 May 2014
Cost: $25 per person (bring cash to pay on the day)
Venue: Carey Baptist College Chapel, 473 Great South Rd, Penrose
Attendance at this seminar will count towards Ministers Registration (Baptist Community in lieu of Pastors Conferences 2014)
The Gathering 2014
13-16 November, Waitangi (Copthorne Hotel).
Bicentenary of the Proclamation of the Gospel in Aotearoa New Zealand
Oihi Point Northland
23 December | Civic Event
25 December | Christmas Day Service