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DPC Helps Ministry
The Drury Presbyterian Church Helps Ministry, co-ordinated by Marie Johnston, seeks to assist those in need through the provision of our dry goods food bank and practical help and care of one another in the church and to those in our community.
Marie's role is to bring together people who have a particular need, with people may have the resources to meet those needs from within the church family.
If you know of anyone in need, or you are able to offer assistance to others in any way, or would like to donate non-perishable food stuffs to the food bank, please make contact with Marie, or bring your food stuffs along to the Sunday church service and place them in the donation box in the church entrance.
Contact: Marie 09 292-7661
Our pre-school music and movement group meets on Tuesdays at 9:30am during the school term. We have an enthusiastic team who lead this ministry and it is a popular group with the mothers and sometimes fathers, grandparents and carers who bring their children. The session lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by morning tea, first for the children, then the adults. While the adults enjoy their cuppa there is toys and a play area for the children to keep themselves occupied. A waiting list may apply.
Contact: Lyndsay 09 294-8379
AFRICAN REVIVAL MISSION (ARM)
The West African Revival Mission(W.A.R.M.) began from a seed that was sown in Nelson, New Zealand. Here Steven Andrews was Born of God(1 John 3:9) in 1987. Later that year at Richmond Baptist Church during his baptism Service he received a written prophecy, saying that he was called to be a fisherman of men!
At Home in Mosgiel, New Zealand, he started attending East Taieri Presbyterian Church. There he was miraculously healed from a scare of cancer; delivered from a spirit of unworthiness; and generally made whole through the Love of God(Psalm 147:3).
A meeting in the Dunedin Town Hall provided him with confirmation of his calling to preach; through a word of Knowledge that was given by the New Zealand Evangelist Bill Subritzky.
From 1991 to 1998 he served with the Mercy Ships and Youth With A Mission Organizations. Initially in Tonga as a surveyor then later in West Africa on board the medical ship the Anastasis. There he was mainly involved as a leader of the youth in cross cultural evangelism, and also worked as a carpenter.
In 1998 while recovering from a bout of Malaria as he was leading the youth in Ghana; the Holy Spirit witnessed(see Romans 8:16) the following to Steve. That all that he was looking for in life that he would find in Ghana!
In September of 2004 Steve was finally back on Ghanaian soil ready to serve the people of West Africa as a fulltime Evangelist and to begin to walk in the promise given in 1988. ‘I was always keen to return to Africa asides from the witness of the Holy Spirit, as I love the people and the environment and I enjoy doing the work of an evangelist. For me evangelism fits my personality.’
Here in Ghana, W.A.R.M. began working out the given vision, and has become involved with many different churches. To date most of the evangelism has been concentrated in the city of Accra, and the remote villages in the Upper West and North of the nation.
To bring revival to Millions (we gotta think big as we serve an Awesome God) with the same revival seed that was sown in Steve in Nelson in 1998. Through many creative ways as inspired by our Heavenly Father.
To see society at all levels throughout West Africa transformed by Jesus Christ from Street Children to Heads of State.
To establish active witnessing churches(an organized body of believers) in every town and village, but in particular where there is currently little Christian witness.
To establish cost effective training centres to disciple pastors, evangelists, etc in biblical excellence.
As an Evangelist to be effective according to Ephesians 4:11-13, in preparing God’s people for works of service.
To provide practical helps such as the purchase of boreholes for the provision of clean water in the villages. The bores in particular are a blessing as it makes it easier for the young women to fetch the water and they are then free and they have more energy to attend school.
Ghana has 45 000 Street Children. West African Revival Mission hopes to give some of them a Christ centered future. Who knows, maybe one of them maybe the next Barrack Obama?
Here in Ghana we pray and worship a lot. I hope in the future to have many West African’s praying for worldwide revival, and sending some of them to the nations with the “Great News”.
PO Box SK 614, Accra, Ghana.
Phone +233 26789 0000
SIM (Serving In Mission)
SIM NZ is a Christian organisation that sends New Zealanders to make a difference around the world in areas of community development, public health, education, faith initiatives and poverty alleviation.
SIM stands for Serving In Mission. Worldwide we have more than 3000 mission partners and staff from over 70 nationalities serving in about 70 countries in every continent except Antarctica.
DPC currently supports Roger and Margie Upson who are currently seconded to SIM NZ at the Titoki Christian Healing and Retreat Centre, 71 Titoki Road, RD2 Whakatane 3192.
TEAR Fund stands for The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund, an organisation formed in Britain in the 1950s in response to African famine. It later became a permanent organisation. The New Zealand group was formed in 1975.
TEAR Fund represents the compassion of Jesus. For over 30 years we have worked through child sponsorship, microenterprise, community development and disaster relief projects throughout the developing world. Assistance is provided regardless of the religious beliefs of recipients.
TEAR Fund partners with local Christian organisations and churches in developing countries. Our partners use local staff who work directly with the poorest people, helping them find their own solutions, cutting out the middleman and reducing costs. Our key activities are child sponsorship, Microenterprise, community development projects and disaster relief.
DPC sponsor a young girl called Stephanie who lives in Haiti.
MISSION WITHOUT BOARDERS
Working across Eastern Europe's six poorest countries, MWB stands side by side with families, children and elderly people to help them move towards self-sufficiency. This year MWB will bring hope to over 20,000 children, around 9,000 families and more than 150,000 elderly people. MWB are committed to enabling long-term, sustainable change through their sponsorship schemes, family and child support programmes and community care.
MWB meet the needs of the whole person through five core priorities:
• Spiritual development
• Emotional care (counseling and building self-esteem)
• Material support
• Long-term sustainability.
Taking advantage of over 50 years' knowledge and experience, MWB tackle poverty through strong community relationships. They make a difference in the countries where they work through their neighborhood network of over 4,000 volunteers, close partnerships with local churches and exceptional relationships with governments.
DPC assist this incredible outreach through the sponsorship of a young girl called Patricia who lives in Moldovia
ABOUT OUR CHRUCH
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