Napier Christian Fellowship - Missions

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Missions

 

NCF - heart for the nations

NCF is currently working with local churches in Fiji, India and Thailand as well as with local and National organisations helping to build the Kingdom of God in practical as well as spiritual ways.

Current overseas Mission projects include:

 

Fiji outreach: a snapshot

The Work: Church building, pastoral care, training, and ministry in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Evangelism among the unreached hindu and islamic populations, encouragement of the believers, and contributions to local needs as we are led.

Our Partners: New Life churches of Fiji.

Location: We have worked with fellowships across the southern belt from of Viti Levu [the main island] between Lautoka, through Nadi and on to Suva, but spend much of our time with the family in the northern island of Vanua Levu. A lot of time is spent in the main town of Labasa, population about 25,000, a few kilometres inland from the port. This is an industrial centre based around the sugar cane industry, with no visible tourism. We also work across the other side in Savusavu town, and two teams have been to remote Rabi Island for ministry and construction trips.

Our Financial Contribution:  Over ten years or more, we have done numerous construction and major repair projects on church facilities. Many other individual contributions have been made from the church at home and team members, to people and congregations across the Fijian nation.

Our “People” Contribution:  Over a similar period a number of ministry teams have partnered with the many local congregations.
An increasing focus has been the taking teams of young adults into the towns, and out into villages. It is difficult to say who gains the greatest blessing from these trips, us or them, as the growth in all the young people who sacrifice to go is so palpable. We see these folk as great friends, encouragers and they challenge us to live with great purpose.

Our young people generally raise most if not all of their own cost for trips in faith and by the “sweat of their brow”. 

Bihar Project: a snapshot

Bihar heading

The work: A Bible School training church planting workers to establish new churches in unreached villages and areas of northern India.

Our partners: Harvest Apostolic Church based in Chennai who send out missionaries to run four primary schools and assist in the Bible School.

Location: around the town of Purnia, Bihar State, the most backward region of India.

Our financial contribution:  Over 4 years we have paid for:

purchase of the land adjacent to one of their existing primary schools

 a compound wall the normal level for basic security

The main auditorium, which can seat 100 plus

The ablution block with proper in-ground sanitation

The kitchen block

Purchased 30 bicycles for existing pastors and new students

Paid for the first batch of 20 students through the Bible School

Faith himalayas: a snapshot

The Work: A Bible School training church planting workers to establish new churches in the buffer states of northern India, Sikkam, Assam, Bhutan, Nepal, Darjeeling as well as West Bengal, Nagaland and in the area around Siliguri. In the past two years they have also begun reaching out with training schools and conferences in Hong Kong, Myanmar and other locations. They currently have one student who has come from Myanmar . . .  by bus and train to attend.

Our Partners: Latter Rain Revival Ministry based in Milan More near Siliguri city; who train church planters in the Bible School, and run an adjacent Christian primary school. 

Location: 30 minutes drive north of Siliguri city, West Bengal, on the main highway north to Darjeeling in the Himalayas

Our Financial Contribution:  Over two years we have paid for most of the cost of the 2nd story of the Bible school. This provides accommodation for the 20 plus permanent students during in-house training, and most of the up to 70 students who attend the shorter ISOM (International School of Ministry) course of four weeks while the two year students are out on practical assignments with mentors or working in villages.

Each student is encouraged to raise and work for their own fees, or as much as possible, then to live by faith, believing for the impossible remainder. NCF have also “filled the gap” in student fees for all two year students during this time.  We admire the way Erik faithfully administers all contributions we have made and reports back regularly their careful use of resources, while growing the faith of the students. 

 

local projects include:

 

CAP money

CAP (Christians Against Poverty) is a Christian based budgeting advice programme. We run regular courses helping people to manage and pay off crippling debt. This course brings hope to people who are financially troubled while bringing the more eternal hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

EIT Operation Friendship

Operation Friendship involves Christians from our local Churches who have a heart to welcome and befriend International Students at EIT.  Monthly events are organised where hospitality, friendship and the love of Christ help them adjust to a new way of life and culture.  These students leave behind all that is familiar, facing many challenges on new territory.  Small things we do are very significant for them.  Volunteers can come to one or all of the events and continued friendships with students is encouraged.

Operation Friendship @ EIT 

If you have any ideas for Missions or would like to speak with someone about being involved in a missions endeavour please contact the office.