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  • From Dr Abraham (General Secretary, Anglican Church of Melanesia)

    17 March 2015

    I managed to speak to Fr. Michael Tavoa who looks after our Mission to Seafarers office in Vila. He confirmed that much of the communication system is still down and only slowly coming back. Power and water has been cut off since Friday and most of the shops are still closed with few opening only to clean up. Only one of the bigger supermarkets more»
  • 19 February 2015

    In response to Radio New Zealand reports today, CWS released the attached media release.  18 February 2015Double the Aid Effort in Syria and Iraq Christian World Service supports calls for more aid to groups providing relief on the ground in Syria and Iraq as unmet needs spiral.  “What is important is to get help to those more»
  • So what are your plans for 2015?

    19 December 2014

    “No food, really means ‘NO food’. If you don’t catch fish, you only have your crops to eat”“Fijian people are so welcoming. We were strangers, but they treated us like family”Youth MissionThe AMB gave some generous financial support to assist another Youth team to go on mission to Fiji. They visited remote more»
    FIJI – Young and 'Old'
  • by Global faith leaders in Rome

    8 December 2014

    Leaders of the world's largest faiths come together with a goal to end slavery. more»
    Universal declaration against slavery
  • 5 December 2014

    The national general elections are brewing. “VOTE” posters are up all around town and plastered on just about every taxi in sight. Lately there have been visits to college from local candidates campaigning for votes. link»
    Peter and Kahu Bargh - 191  Melanesian Days
  • From Archbishop Winston Halapua

    5 September 2014

    “Military Commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga has called on the nation to pray for the safe release of 44 Fijian soldiers held captive by a militant rebel group in the Golan Heights” The Fiji Times, Saturday 20 August more»
    Urgent Call for Prayer
  • 29 August 2014

    We have arrived!:
    Our wake-up call begins at 6 am. Roosters crowing, mango and banana vendors pushing their bikes and calling out, rubbish collectors shouting, pigeons cooing and flapping, prayer bells ringing, house-workers washing clothes, bikes and motorbikes tooting, kids in school uniform setting off for school. This is life in our little street. link»
  • May/June Update from the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

    5 August 2014

    My dear friends, The Middle East is groaning. You hear about what is happening in Iraq and the many Christians who are being forced to leave their homes and also those who were killed by ISIS (Daash). Over 1,500 have been killed in Gaza and 8,000 were injured in the recent days because of the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Syria is suffering... more»
    The Middle East is Groaning
  • 3 to 7 November 2014, Manukau

    31 July 2014

    Since 1997, movements of church-based transformation have been catalyzed in more than 60 nations through the Disciple Nations Alliance Vision Conference. These events provide a unique opportunity to unite the local body of Christ around a powerful, Biblical vision for church-based social transformation and to receive practical training and tools to put it into practice immediately. more»
    NZCMS: DNA Vision Conference
  • Emergency Anglican Missions Appeal 2014

    22 July 2014

    The crisis in Gaza has the hospitals in the region struggling with shortages in medicine, fuel for the electrical generators, and food for patients, staff, and the people in the surrounding community. The Al-Ahli Hospital has suffered structural damage to the ventilation systems in the operating theatre and emergency room, and damage to many windows. Hospital staff are working around the clock receiving the wounded and providing emergency care... more»
    APPEAL: Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza
  • CWS calls for end to Violence in Gaza

    14 July 2014

    Christian World Service is alarmed at the harm being done by the escalating violence to civilians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territory. CWS supports the call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to all forms of violence. Our prayers are for all those people who have lost loved ones, are injured or are traumatised in Israel and more»
    APPEAL: CWS Palestine Appeal
  • Pray for Peace in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

    10 July 2014

    Please keep the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East in your prayers. Pray for the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Al Ahli Arab Hospital as the bombing continues in Gaza. Also pray for the people of St George's Church in Baghdad (part of our 2014 Lenten Appeal) as many Christians are forced to flee Iraq. more»
    A call for Prayer
  • An academic travel course on mission & evangelism in the Diocese of London

    3 July 2014

    We have all heard the news and analysis: the Episcopal Church in the US has shrunk by 24% over the last decade, and prospects for much of the church look dim. Many reasons for this decline are offered: growing secularity, the rise of the “nones”, changing attitudes towards religion and religious observance, the encounter with other more»
    Learning from London: Mission and Evangelism in the 21st Century
  • NZCMS Mission Partner Jo Rogers returns home from serving at Msalato Theological College.

    30 June 2014

    "The weather will be just one of many adjustments I will have to make as I prepare for life back in the 'West'. Seven years seems to have gone by very quickly and I wonder what God has got ahead for me. It's been a life-changing experience and I think I will return as a more mature and confident person than when I left New Zealand. I thank God for all my experiences here." Read more from Jo at the NZCMS website... link»
    Seven Years in Tanzania
  • Mission Update - June 2014

    26 June 2014

    In this update we have included links to our new edition of Mission Action and our Annual Report for 2013. We have a new mission tip, the latest news from our website, and information on our two current appeals: the 2014 Lenten Appeal and the Emergency Appeal for the Solomon Islands. link»
    Latest news from Anglican Missions
  • Island Time Travel Log

    11 June 2014

    Peter and Kahu are spending 192 days in the Solomon Islands. "Most of our time so far has been spent adjusting to the heat, however we have been able to record some brief and very general daily reflections." link»
    Peter and Kahu Bargh in the Solomons
  • General Synod prioritises Mission - Anglican Taonga

    14 May 2014

    General Synod yesterday resolved to set up a Commission to make mission “the central theme of the church for the decade (from) Advent 2015 to Advent 2025.” In the mind of Robert Kereopa, Executive Officer of the Anglican Missions Board, a Decade of Mission will allow the church to reconnect with its legacy. link»
  • Update Report from the Anglican Church of Melanesia

    24 April 2014

    This is a short report compiled by the Aid & Program Office on behalf of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Provincial Disaster Committee update on Emergency Relief Action and possible Recovery Plan for the 2014 Flash Flood Disaster which affected parts of Honiara city (areas closer to Matanikau River Bank) and Guadalcanal... more»
    Disaster Relief Supply Distribution
  • Chairman of the Disaster Committee for the Anglican Church of Melanesia

    10 April 2014

    According to the reports this morning: 23 people dead, 18 in Honiara/ Guadalcanal, 3 in Malaita and 1 in Isabel. The number will rise as the search continues. 30 plus people are still missing and around 12,000 to 20,000 people left homeless. People are living at make shift tents, school halls, and class rooms. This is the biggest disaster recorded so far in the country. more»
    Solomon Islands Update from Father George Elo
  • Anglican Missions Launches Appeal for the Solomon Islands

    8 April 2014

    The Anglican Missions Board is launching an emergency appeal in aid of the people of the Solomon Islands subsequent to the recent devastating floods. Anglican Missions is currently in discussion with the Anglican Church of Melanesia, the Anglican Alliance (for Development, Relief and Advocacy) and Christian World Service to assess the most appropriate response, accepting that support is urgently needed for emergency relief and rebuilding... more»
    Solomon Islands Appeal
  • 2014 Lenten Appeal

    12 March 2014

    This week we pray for the counsellors Jaimala and Deaconess Lesila at the House of Sarah. May God bless them as they seek to be a blessing to others. We also pray for the the people who find comfort at the House of Sarah. link»
    Pray for the House of Sarah
  • Mission Update - March 2014

    5 March 2014

    In this update we have our latest editions of Partners in Prayer and Mission Action, and information on how you can get involved in our latest Lenten Appeal. We also would like to introduce our new staff member and we have a new mission tip. link»
    Latest news from Anglican Missions
  • Archbishop Philip calls for Prayer

    12 February 2014

    At the time of the meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Auckland in late 2012 we were privileged to host Archbishop Deng of South Sudan at Taranaki Cathedral for a weekend. His visit deeply touched many people and his hopefulness and strong commitment to the building of a new nation left a lasting impression.This link brings to our more»
    Pray for the Church of South Sudan
  • Tonga: Support Womenpower

    16 January 2014

    Christian World Service has launched an appeal to support the women of Ha’apai and Vava’u organising clean-up operations in Tonga.They are part of Ama Takiloa a network of women’s groups throughout Tonga who have been deeply involved in disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation.“Responding after disaster is what more»
    APPEAL: CWS Tonga Cyclone
  • By Father Michael Lapsley SSM

    16 December 2013

    Imagine for a moment what would have happened if Nelson Mandela had walked out of prison and said "Its time to get them". We would have died in our millions. it is said that revenge is when you drink poison and hope that someone else will die. Instead he said: "Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another." more»
  • Support Clergy in Gambella

    20 November 2013

    The clergy in Gambella, Ethiopia, are bringing the light of Christ to the people around them, yet the context in which they are serving is overwhelming due to poverty, natural disasters, and tribal conflict. Bishop Grant LeMarquand, the Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa, and I are requesting support for clergy in Gambella. more»
    APPEAL: Bishop Mouneer's Advent Appeal
  • Pitch in for the Philippines

    12 November 2013

    Super Typhoon Haiyan has torn through the Philippines leaving catastrophic damage. Reports show images of complete devastation through the Visayas, Bicol and northern Mindinao areas, including those struggling to recover from the earthquake in Bohol. Thousands have been killed and more than 12 million people affected. CWS is working through a number of ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) members to assess the situation. more»
    APPEAL: CWS Philippines Typhoon
  • Meet the Hookings and share stories of mission - 9th Nov - Auckland

    7 November 2013

    On Saturday 9th November the Diocesan Committee for Overseas Mission is hosting another day for parish Mission Motivators and others interested in God’s global mission for the world.Vicki and Alastair Hookings, recently returned from several years heading up Canon Andrea Mwaka School in Dodoma, Tanzania will be our key note more»
    Calling all People interested in Overseas Mission
  • PDF - September 2013

    3 October 2013

    "During this month, the drums of war seemed to beat louder than usual. The majority of people throughout the Middle East prayed that the impending military intervention into Syria would not come to past. Our prayers for peace were joined with men and women of goodwill from around the world and I am grateful to Almighty God that military intervention did not take place." from Bishop Suheil Dawani. Read more... link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • JOB: Sharing of Ministries Abroad New Zealand is looking for a new National Coordinator, could it be you?

    2 October 2013

    SOMA is a short term mission agency called by God to serve the Anglican Communion and the worldwide Church primarily By building up and equipping the Body of Jesus Christ; Through the renewing power of the Holy Spirit; Principally through short-term, cross-cultural missions; For the transformation of individuals, churches and more»
    SOMA NZ National Coordinator
  • PDF - August 2013

    26 September 2013

    Dear Friends, Greetings from the Holy City of Jerusalem! ... I am very grateful to the clergy of the Diocese for the important ministry they provide to our young people through the year, but also during the summer holidays. Many young people attended camps during the recent weeks and received important Christian formation in fun-filled ways. Helping Christian youth to continue to mature in their faith and to live out their baptism by taking their rightful place in church and in society is a truly precious gift to impart to them... link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • September 2013 Appeal for Anglican Missions

    25 September 2013

    The challenges our church has faced over the last year has resulted in a large shortfall in money received vs. money pledged to our partners overseas. Although the giving is down, the Anglican Missions Board made a promise to our partners, and so has made a commitment, in faith, to meet our pledged support to them in 2013. But unless we can raise an extra $60,000 by the end of the year, we will need to reduce our commitment to each of our partners by between 5 to 10 percent next year. That's a lot of mission that can't happen any more. Can you help us to continue overseas mission by donating today? link»
    Spring Appeal: Keep Mission Alive
  • Christian World Service launches appeal for Myanmar Flood Victims

    25 September 2013

    The first round of food distribution (CWS)CWS is asking New Zealanders to help rural people in Myanmar (Burma), needing food, water and agricultural support.After heavy monsoon rains and flash flooding hit Myanmar’s south eastern states people are struggling to recover.   Christian World Service is working closely with a partner more»
    APPEAL: CWS Appeal for the Myanmar Floods
  • From the Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

    20 September 2013

    Dear brothers and sisters,Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!The last few weeks have been traumatic for Egyptians. We witnessed bloodshed on our streets, vandalism and the deliberate destruction of churches and government buildings in lawless acts of revenge. One of our Anglican Churches was attacked, and other ministries received more»
    APPEAL: Special Appeal for Egypt
  • Adrienne Bruce reports on the recent Diocesan Mission Festival (Waiapu)

    26 August 2013

    Waiapu Missions Festival attendees in Taupo (2013).A stimulating day with several guest speakers was interspersed with rousing worship led by Peter Minson, the vicar of Taupo and Mike Hawke, in his role as church supporter on behalf of the Missions Board.Also present as part of the day were several from Waiapu who had previously served overseas as more»
    Mind the Gap
  • 2013 Mission to Fiji

    22 August 2013

    The 2013 Golden Oldies mission team are off experiencing Fiji. After an eventful beginning to the mission, so far they have been visiting locals and providing plumbing and joinery skills to finish a toilet block and pass on their skills to the locals. You can read their daily updates on their blog. link»
    The Golden Oldies - on a mission again!
  • NZCMS Families-Youth Mission to Fiji

    15 August 2013

    So this mission has come to an end, has it been fruitful? Each person will have to decide that for themselves, but lets look at some of the 'fruit': A dream to build toilets for 55-years in a remote village, is about to become a reality. With support from the Golden Oldies and this Families Mission, they hope to be completed within the next month... more»
    Encounter Fiji
  • Churches attacked in Egypt

    15 August 2013

    As I write these words, our St. Saviour's Anglican Church in Suez is under heavy attack from those who support former President Mursi. They are throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the church and have destroyed the car of Rev. Ehab Ayoub, the priest-in-charge of St. Saviour's Church. I am also aware that there are attacks on other Orthodox churches in Menyia and Suhag in Upper Egypt (see photo), as well as a Catholic church in Suez. Some police stations are also under attack in different parts of Egypt. Please pray and ask others to pray for this inflammable situation in Egypt. more»
    Egypt: Urgent Prayer Needed
  • Give refugees help and hope

    14 August 2013

    More than 6.8 million Syrians have been affected by fighting that began on 15 March 2011 and has spread through much of the country. Constant attacks, cluster munition, ballistic missiles and the possibility of chemical weapons make life dangerous. People are unable to grow food and live in fear for their lives. Many have fled. The UN reports that there are more than 1.5 million refugees in neighbouring countries, 75% of whom are women and children. They have no money and need help. more»
    APPEAL: CWS Appeal for Syria
  • Explore the Holy Land with Rev Mike Hawke

    12 August 2013

    Fulfil your dream and join Rev Mike Hawke next year in Israel as you follow the footsteps of Jesus for a special pilgrimage. We stay in the Old City of Jerusalem which enables us to get up early and explore the place in the quiet. We head north to Galilee and enjoy the tranquil waters, and then to Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. We walk up the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached his sermon and lots more. more»
     2014 AMB Pilgrimage to Israel
  • Next Mission Festival on the 17th August 2013 in Taupo!

    1 August 2013

    Join the Waiapu Anglican World Mission Council and Anglican Missions for the Waiapu Missions Festival in August! Everyone is welcome to join in the singing, stories, and discussion to come away inspired for world mission! more»
    Waiapu Missions Festival
  • 26th October 2013 in Waimea

    31 July 2013

    Join the Nelson Diocesan Overseas Mission Council and Anglican Missions for the Nelson Missions Festival in October! Everyone is welcome to join in the singing, stories, and discussion to come away inspired for world mission!  Brightwater Community, Anglican Church Hall, 68 Waimea West Road 11am till 4pm 26th October 2013 Speakers more»
    Nelson Missions Festival
  • 28th September in Tawa, Wellington

    31 July 2013

    The Diocesan Overseas Mission Group is organising a Global Mission in Action Day on behalf of the Anglican Missions Board. This is an opportunity for Mission Motivators and other interested Parishioners to gather and be inspired regarding the Overseas Mission challenge for the whole church. During the Festival, all Parish more»
    Wellington Missions Festival
  • St Augustine's, Christchurch visited the John Morrison Memorial Home in India

    25 July 2013

    Part one of this story featured on our website in July 2012. The story introduced the John Morrison Memorial Home (a children's orphanage) located in West Bengal, India and its link with the parish of St Augustine's, Cashmere, Christchurch. Here then, twelve months later, is part two. more»
    Cashmere to West Bengal (Part 2)
  • Mission Update - Issue 16 - July 2013

    24 July 2013

    In this update we have the latest Mission Action (with news from AAW, NZCMS, and the latest Mission Festivals), and a new Mission Tip. It also includes updates about the Lenten Appeal, Kerina Evangelists' College in Papua New Guinea, news from Jerusalem and Egypt, and more! link»
    Mission Action, 4 ways to get inspired, and news from our partners!
  • Auckland - Meet the Dean - 7th August 2013

    24 July 2013

    Clergy and laity are invited to meet the Dean of St George's College, Jerusalem at 7:30pm on Wednesday 7th March in the Selwyn Library in Parnell, Auckland. This is an opportunity to meet with Dean Graham who has been Dean of St Georges since October 2011. Come hear what the college is doing, as well as explore opportunities to study at St more»
    Meet the Very Rev Dr Graham Smith
  • Waikato & Taranaki Missions Festival

    23 July 2013

    An enthusiastic group gathered at St Luke’s Te Kuiti for the Waikato/Taranaki Mission Festival. The theme of the day was “Make Time for Missions” and HOPE (Helping Overseas Partners to be Effective).The purpose of the event was to support and inspire Parish Mission Motivators to learn more about the workings of Anglican Missions more»
    Make Time for Missions
  • New Archbishop and General Secretary

    17 July 2013

    Anglican Missions warmly congratulates the new Archbishop elect of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (ACPNG), the Rt Rev Clyde Igara, and the new General Secretary of the ACPNG, Mr Samson Chicki. Read more about these appointments in the press release from ACPNG here. link»
    New Beginnings for Papua New Guinea
  • PDF - June 2013

    17 July 2013

    "June has been a very busy and truly productive month! God's grace has been abundant! It is always with genuine anticipation that I attend the graduation ceremonies of our Anglican schools as I am encouraged by the extraordinary dedication of the teaching staff and the brilliance of the students. Our work to sustain the Diocese's important ministry of education is made all the more worthwhile when seeing young people, many of whom are Muslim youth, graduating from our schools ready to fulfill their dreams and make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world..." link»
    News from the Diocese of Jerusalem
  • Auckland - Meet the Dean - 5th August 2013

    16 July 2013

    On Monday 5th August come along to St Chad's Meadowbank for the opportunity to meet with the Dean of St George's College, the Reverand Graham Smith. 7.30pm at St Chad's Meadowbank, Auckland. For further details please contact office@angmissions.org.nz more»
    St George's College Jerusalem Alumni Meeting
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