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Mission Update  |  June 2014   |  Issue #19

Dear Supporter,

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.

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New Publications
Click on the images below to read our latest electronic editions of Mission Action (June 2014) and our Annual Report for 2013 (for the year ending 31st December 2013).

Mission Action for June 2014 includes a first look at the Decade of Mission coming up 2015-2025, an update on the CWS Philippines Appeal, updates from the Anglican Church of Melanesia after the devastating flooding in April and our appeal, as well as some stories from NZCMS Mission Partners.
Click to read Mission Action for June 2014
Click to read the 2013 Annual Report
Mission Action June 2014  //  2.51 MB PDF   - - -  Annual Report 2013  //  2.98 MB PDF
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If you know of someone who would like a copy of either Mission Action or our Annual Report that doesn't have an internet connection, feel free to print it out or contact us by email or phone us on (04) 4735172 and we'll send you or your friend a printed version.
Current Appeals
Currently we have two appeals running, our annual Lenten Appeal and an emergency appeal in support of Flood Relief in the Solomon Islands.
2014 Lenten Appeal
We now ask that donations to the Lenten Appeal are sent to the Anglican Missions Office as soon as possible so that these can be collated and passed on to our partners in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East and the Diocese of Polynesia.
2014 Lenten Appeal
Anglican Missions launched an emergency appeal in aid of the people of the Solomon Islands and the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) subsequent to the devastating floods in April.

Donations are still needed to assist the Anglican Church of Melanesia in their recovery efforts. Please visit our website or call our office on (04) 473 5172 for information on how to donate to this emergency appeal.
Mission Tip #6

Motivate your Parish by
Telling Mission Stories

We all love a story. Jesus was the greatest of story tellers. That’s why its good for Mission Motivators to have a regular spot in the service (say on the first Sunday of every month) to tell a story related to overseas mission and Anglican Missions.

I have just read a report from Malcolm Pease of Taranaki who has just returned from Fiji where he was working with one of the villages (Vucivuci) as part of the Water for All project for 2014 on providing water in a village. What caught my imagination though was his reference to a family of 15 all of whom lived in a house with no running water. Malcolm has been discussing the possibilities with the local Church for making like easier for this family. Wow, what a beaut story; one which others can even emulate or help pay for. This is overseas mission in action and what a difference it makes.

Keep telling stories!

Rev Mike Hawke
Church Support Officer, Anglican Missions

Where you can find some stories to tell?

Here's a few ideas for places you can find regular stories for sharing with your friends, family, and parish!
  1. Read and share each edition of Mission Action!
    Each edition of Mission Action includes stories we've been told about overseas mission happening around the world by our partners in mission. Each edition is released electronically as well to make it easier to share - so feel free to download, print, email, or photocopy stories to share with others about overseas mission! Find this free magazine on our website and in your local parish.
  2. Browse our News section and Blog.
    We share many stories on our website such as project and appeal updates from our partners and tales of short term missions. Not everything can fit into an edition of Mission Action, but there are so many stories to tell and expand on.
Have you shared about overseas mission in your Parish? What worked well for you? We'd love to hear how you're sharing stories with others and if there is any way Anglican Missions can help. 

Emma Gallagher
Communications Officer, Anglican Missions

News on our Website


Extracts from Interchange

If you’ve been reading NZCMS’s Interchange you’ll have read some of the latest prayers for serving and returning Mission Partners. You can sign up to get regular news from NZCMS on their website www.nzcms.org.nz.

  • Jo leaves Tanzania on the 25th of June. Pray that God will uphold her heart as she says goodbye to many good friends, that her travels will be smooth, and that she will be able to adjust to life in New Zealand when she returns here.
  • Marion has returned to New Zealand from Tanzania also. Pray for her as she begins the process of resettling in New Zealand.
  • Pray that God will continue to grant Cliff and Irene wisdom for all they are involved with at St John's University in Tanzania.
  • Exam season looms at CAMS, the school Celia is working with. Pray the exams will run smoothly, and also for Celia to know God's peace as she prepares to leave Tanzania later this month.
  • Pray for the next stage of the project Tessa is involved with in Uganda. Pray that the group's plans to address the local water issues will be fruitful and that the farming production group will be a success.

Countdown to Decade of Mission

General Synod prioritises Mission - Anglican Taonga

General Synod resolved on the 13th of May 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. Read more on Anglican Taonga's website Â»

Peter and Kahu Bargh in the Solomons

Island Time Travel Log

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." Read more »

Disaster Relief Supply Distribution

Update Report from the Anglican Church of Melanesia

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... Read more »

At Such a Time is This

Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa - April News

Bishop Mouneer writes: "The question now facing us is:  Does the Church (i.e. the Christian community) have a role in shaping the modern Egypt?  I believe that the answer is YES.  God has allowed us to be here at such a time like this in order to fulfill our role in shaping the modern Egypt—a beautiful Egypt in which there is no exclusion or fanaticism, an Egypt that values freedom and democracy." Read more »



So far in 2014 we've raised $10,000 through the sale of used stamps. If you're looking for tips on trimming and sorting stamps, take a look here. The total raised from stamps in 2013 was $12,090.


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That's all for now!

Blessings from the team at Anglican Missions
Robert, Mike, Tendai, Janet, Leanne, Glen, and Emma 
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