Autumn Leaves (NZ) Limited is a charitable resource and service organization based in Canterbury, New Zealand with the purpose of scattering God’s message of truth like the leaves of autumn.
In the Office
Amazing Discoveries Products: In recent years we have been working with Amazing Discoveries, the ministry of Walter Veith, to be able to supply their products here in the South Pacific at reasonable prices. The freight for the sets from Canada made the prices too high for most buyers. We are now able to provide many of the Amazing Discoveries DVDs and will have access to more over time. View the products available in our media flyer or on our website.
Sharing Sets: We have recently been combining outreach products into sets of similar products. We have a huge range of sharing resources and it is hard to make you aware of them all. Now you can get a set of items and see which ones suit your personal sharing or outreach projects best. Keep an eye out for the sets or contact us.
Media Production: We have recently been completing a few DVD sets which we were requested to film presented by Pr Arthur and Dr Esmie Branner. Esmie is known for her testimony of escape from family persecution in Saudi Arabia. Her husband Arthur is a pastor in the USA. Pr Arthur presented a series entitled Decoding the Book of Daniel. This series will stimulate study into the prophecies and their application to our time. Together they presented another 8-part series entitled Awakening the Conscious Mind which looks at how to prepare our mind and body in a physical, emotional and spiritual sense to serve God better and to prepare for what may be before us. Esmie also presented her testimony for DVD and we also have her book Beyond the Veil of Darkness in stock.
While these have been edited we have also been filming another 25 part evangelistic series to be produced for television and other distribution.
Kapiti Vegan Expo: We recently exhibited our health resources at a new Vegan Expo which was held at Southwards Car Museum in Kapiti. About 3000 people came through the expo. These events bring a diversity of people who have a common interest in health and lifestyle. Doug and Angela had the opportunity to meet many people, to offer resources and friendship and through our healthbites paper we will be able to have ongoing contact with many of these people.
Australian Meetings - October 2018: Slight changes for the Australian meetings in October. Due to the Christchurch Vege Expo being changed from the usual last Sunday in September for the last 10 years, to the last Sunday in October, it has affected our visiting plans for Adelaide on Sabbath October 27. So for those interested, we apologise for the change and inconvenience, but please take note of the new date for Adelaide.This change does not affect the planned camp meetings in Tahlee or Neville.
Sabbath Oct. 6 – Adelaide area, South Australia.
Friday Oct. 12 – Sunday Oct. 14 – Camp Tahlee, New South Wales
Thursday Oct. 18 – Sunday Oct. 21 – Neville Camp, New South Wales
New Zealand Summer Camps - January 2019: See events page for more details
North Island: Jan 15 – 20, South Island: Jan 24 – 27
Printing Equipment: While printing our last newsletter we ran into trouble with our printing equipment which necessitated replacement. We have printed this newsletter on a trial replacement machine and we praise God that people have responded to our dilemma and enough funds have been given to entirely cover a new replacement machine. Thank you, this will keep the printed page continuing to go out like the leaves of autumn!
Video Camera Upgrade: With the increase and success of media work to reach more people through TV and social media it is to the point now that we have a need to upgrade our video cameras and associated equipment for a higher quality finish.
Foreign Language books: We recently had 15,000 copies of the Fijian language Steps to Christ book printed in Fiji. It has been rewarding to finally complete this project and see the joy on the faces of those who have received them. We visited Fiji to collect the books from a local printer and do some bulk distribution of boxes to various areas. We have also published it online and printed 20,000 flyers to promote the website: www.NaVeikilaiKeiJisu.com. We will also have copies available to purchase in our book shop and online.
We were also able to share cooking classes and a series of spiritual meetings while in Fiji.
Building Project: Progress is a little slow on this project just at present while we wait for the architect to work on drawings. We were hoping to have this completed this month but it will be next month now. In the meantime other progress has been made. We had a Topo Survey complete recently which measures the land levels for the foundation.
The fund has also continued to grow at about the same speed of progress, we have always had enough on hand for each expense as it comes along. We are only about $8,000 short of the estimated $35,000 to cover the building drawings, engineering and consents which is the stage we are up to at present.
"The truth must be scattered from city to city, from street to street, from family to family... The truth must be carried from province to province, from kingdom to kingdom. The highways and byways must be thoroughly gleaned, and the message must spread from continent to continent until the whole earth is belted with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."