Yes, we have started another new season in the ministry that we are doing in South Canterbury and beyond.
It’s a new season for us in the ministry because we are finished with our almost four years of ministry through the cafe business.
We thank the Lord God for providing us with regular employment. This means that with the regular working hours, we can schedule better our ministry activities.
Apart from pursuing the publication of the MAP Toolkit and organising the Ministry Resource Centre, we have resumed the activities that we have done in 2013 until 2015.
For our new season in the ministry, we have formed the acronym, “N.O.V.A.” and it stands for:
Network and collaborate with persons and organisations engaged in migrant support work. Among the organisations are the Aoraki Migrant Centre and the Aoraki Settling in Collective.
Organise home Bible studies in town and in the countryside. It is our prayer that the TEE Group Facilitators’ training on 30th November will raise up Bible study leaders to man these groups.
Visit and provide pastoral care to migrants in town areas and remote dairy farms.
Advocacy work with migrants who are abused and exploited in their workplace and homes.
The tasks are big and challenging and we cannot do it alone. It is our prayer that the Lord God Almighty will raise up more ‘labourers’ in our local church who will commit to joining and helping us in this ministry.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
We are committed to serving our Lord Jesus Christ, reflecting Him who is the everlasting light!