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
Study Bibles: So far this year there has been a lot of interest in study Bibles. We sold out of most of our stock over the last few months. Just recently another pallet of books and Bibles has recently arrived to replenish supplies of the Remnant, Academy, and Mission study Bibles. Contact us or see our webshop if you are after one of these. This shipment also includes paperback Bibles, outreach materials and more.
Council Presentation: Recently we had the sustainability team from our local council contact us asking if we could run a health information session for their staff. Their particular interest was in vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. Doug and Angela presented on Thursday 19 September. The research for these presentations shows that the world is catching up on the principles of health and wellbeing that have been proven and upheld by minorities for many years.
Website Updates: We are currently rebuilding our websites to tune them for a more public audience. We are reaching more to a variety of different people and with our new ministry resource centre being built it is already attracting public interest. We want to be better able to address queries and reach people better using online resources. Changes will be seen in the coming months.
Media Production: Since Michelle has begun working for us in May we have had a continual increase in media production work. These have included requests for filming events and producing videos, editing our own projects and producing promotional videos. One of our current projects is a series of videos presented by Doug in Australia on the topic of Armageddon. These will be available in the coming month.
Building Project: There has been significant progress on the building of the new resource centre over the last couple of months. The timber and steel framing has been delivered and erected. This has transformed the site from a foundation to the shape of the structure. The builders are presently completing details and rafters for the framing before the roof can be installed.
We were blessed with savings for the extensive scaffolding being used due to two companies vying for the job to have their product displayed in such a prominent location. This resulted in savings of thousands of dollars and the best scaffolders being sent to erect the scaffold.
It has been a blessing that all the costs for purchasing the framing has been covered and donations combined with a generous loan to cover the erection of it. The next major goal is to raise the funds for the roof, cladding and windows/doors.
We also recently produced our first video in the new (unfinished) studio. Be sure to view it on our YouTube.com/autumnleavesnz channel to see progress.
Thank you to those who have given to make this exciting project possible. You can view details and updates on our building project web page. www.autumnleaves.co.nz/projects/building
Video Camera Upgrade: We intend to upgrade our existing video cameras as soon as funds allow. These new cameras will update our current equipment we purchased used a number of years ago. Technology has developed in the meantime and we look forward to making the most of these improvements to present better video productions as we share the Gospel.
"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."