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
Stock In and Out: With a working ministry, there is always activity, which means there is always movement of books. Constantly books and materials are going out which means there is need to get materials in. We have two couriers call at the ministry home-base every day to pick up parcels and usually there are multiple parcels for them to pick up. This photo is for one day’s pick up recently.
For stock coming in, a pallet recently arrived from Harvestime Publishers to replenish stock of economical sharing books, and another two pallets have just arrived from other sources in the USA.
Special Contribution: We have had a very generous contribution to the ministry and want to make it available to all. We are able to offer 2000 copies of Bible Readings for the Home at just a third of the usual bulk rate. $1.00 per book / 32 in a case = $32.00. This price is for case lots only. Freight not included in these prices. Offer is as long as stock lasts.
Westport Relief: We had recently boxed up clothing and necessary home items with intentions to ship to relief projects in Fiji, but with the international border restrictions and the virus crippling travel and freight in and out, we couldn’t send the materials like we wanted.
A notice from the Civil Defense Rescue Team in Rangiora came to our attention that clothing, bedding and essential items were needed to help Westport in their plight of recent flooding, so we contacted them and when they saw that it was washed, folded and stacked in the boxes ready to go, they gladly accepted the pallet load and it will be distributed in Westport by the time this newsletter goes to print.
Great Controversy offer online: For some years now, we have had an ongoing advertisement in the Uncensored magazine offering the Great Controversy book. This has been a very effective outreach and many, many copies have gone out to New Zealand, a lot to Australia, but even to Europe.
From July we have switched to social media ads, particularly Facebook and Instagram and this has brought some encouraging results. The first weekend we received twelve requests and there has been a steady stream since. Each month we intend to have a new advertisement. You can help by following and sharing the posts as they are published. Thank you to those who have already done this during July.
Bible Projects: With the current situation with lock-downs in the world, it is proving a bit more difficult to get Bibles into the hands of workers overseas.
Fiji is suffering ongoing lock-downs so we have funds waiting to put into both English and Fijian Bibles for prison ministry and evangelism when we are able.
We have been able to help Tonga already and they have purchased Bibles for their mission work. The photo shows the newly purchased Bibles in Tongan. They are pushing forward in their ministry studying with people as they are able within the sphere of government pandemic restrictions.
We have just committed another $750.00 for Bibles to assist a very reliable contact with their project in Uganda. They are able to continue working to some degree there. These Bibles will be distributed by workers along the Congo/Uganda border.
Even though there are restrictions in Kenya, they have still been able to continue some mission work. We previously supplied funds for Bibles, which were given out to students at evangelistic outreach missions in the cities, but as the country had more restrictions, the rest of the Bibles were used in small personal study groups. We have just supplied $750.00 extra to provide more Bibles. We are thankful for trustworthy contacts for this mission project.
Studio Trials and Filming: The first two videos filmed in our studio are now released to our YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/autumnleavesnz). These videos form a two-part series called Agenders and Morals and cover morality and gender confusion and related topics.
We are very keen to get started on the Seams of Gold series, but having to wait a little longer for additional essential equipment to arrive from overseas. It is due anytime within a week or so, then we will be installing it and getting started. It is so rewarding to see this coming together in a totally new branch of the ministry.
Building Project: It is now one year since we began moving into the new ministry premises. We still marvel that this is now a reality as we go about our daily projects. We continue to see God’s providential hand over this from beginning to end. The building functions efficiently and a steady stream of people continue to come in. We have made great connections including running regular Bible studies.
We are still working on completing the financial side of the project with a current goal of repaying loans at about $10,000 per month plus raising the remaining funds. Thank you for your assistance in keeping this investment working.
"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."