With the help of our supporters we’re able to help change lives throughout New Zealand through various projects, events and programmes.
Here’s some of the lives we’ve been able to help change ...
In early March at the annual Sandwarz event in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, more than 300 boys from local ICONZ units gathered to receive their very own copy of the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible and to compete for the coveted Sandwarz trophy.
Bible Society recently launched True Story, a set of short films for youth aimed at demonstrating the relevance of the Bible for life in contemporary New Zealand culture. True Story is a fresh concept that is helping to change the commonly held perception that the Bible is an irrelevant book with nothing to say about real life issues faced by today’s young generation.
Bible Society New Zealand is supporting Tokelau Language Week, 27 October – 5 November, by publishing and supplying 2,000 copies of a Scripture booklet in Tokelauan and English.
A chance find in a Wellington bargain bin has led to a military first for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Chaplain Class One (CHCL1) Lance Lukin was sifting through the bargain bin about 18 months ago when he came across a waterproof New Testament.
“I saw it and immediately thought ‘how cool is that’ and wondered how it could be adapted into an NZDF resource specifically for new recruits,” he said.
Congratulations to Caitlin Finlay, 19, and Julia McIntosh, 18, who joined Bible Society’s Flying Bibleman ministry visiting remote Aboriginal communities in Australia’s Outback, in May 2012.
During the course of 2010/2011 fifteen houses were built in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the New Zealand Housing Foundation (NZHF), as part of the comprehensive Wymondley Rd, Otara development.
On behalf of Hospice West Auckland, I would like to thank Bible Society New Zealand for their donation of Bibles and other Scripture materials. These items will greatly enhance our ability to support the spirituality of our patients and their families.
The Waitemata District Health Board Chaplains recently received several boxes of Bibles from Bible Society for use in North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals and Mason Clinic.
In response to the Christchurch earthquake Bible Society New Zealand made two Scripture booklets available to the people of that city.
Over 3,000 people saw the international premiere of The Big Picture at Parachute in January. Bible Society New Zealand converted a big rig truck into a fully fledged cinema to premiere the New Zealand made film.
The 14 minute film was created to share the overarching story of the Bible; one of creation, the fall and redemption through God’s son Jesus Christ.
Members of the Timaru Bible Society Action Group presented Bibles in Maori, Samoan, Korean and Chinese languages to the Timaru District Library on 10 June 2010.
A young girl murdered.
A devastated father refusing to seek revenge.
A murderer transformed through the Gospel he stole from his victim.
Then forgiveness given and peace achieved!
This unique story, which tells about God and the power of His peace, was distributed free to school children across New Zealand.
Nearly 400 churches and 27,000 people around New Zealand have taken the E100 Bible Reading Challenge since its launch in 2010. E100 is the essential 100 readings through the Bible, designed to help people gain a better understanding of the Bible Story.
On Wednesday 17 December 2008, Maori church and community leaders gathered at Poroporo Marae in Whakatane to celebrate the launch of Te Kawenata Hou, the newly reformatted edition of the Maori New Testament.
Read about other lives we’ve been able to help change around the world.
As a little girl, Mrs Bala wanted to learn to read and write, but owing to her family’s poverty she was unable to. Now, at the age of 75 she has been attending Bible Society literacy classes at the Chourkhuli Church of Bangladesh in Kotalipara in southwestern Bangladesh.