imapct1The lives of countless people in five countries have been deeply impacted as a result of recent donations through GC Aid.

India – Chennai Floods
Can you imagine this? 1049mm of rain fell in Chennai over a few days in November 2015. As a result people drowned and thousands were forced to be relocated as deep water swirled through streets, homes and offices.

In total $35,500 was sent to relieve the suffering sustained by people in that community. Folk at CMCT did an extraordinary job in holistically meeting the needs of those so badly affected.

Read more: Many Communities Impacted

goIn spending some time with several of our churches working through being more strategic, I've learned a few things that will increase your churches global effectiveness in mission.

1. Be intentional and focused
When it comes to engaging in mission globally, many churches are simply carried along by whatever wave happens to pick them up. Some support a number of mission partners in numbers of locations doing a variety of ministries. Does the congregation know these workers? Does anyone have a connection to their ministry? Are these mission partners doing what they were sent out to do?

All too often, a church's global mission develops in isolation away from the mission and vision of the sending church. When an individual or a couple feels called to serve cross culturally, their calling is treated as personal and private. We need to remember this is God's mission through His Church. We rarely run these callings through the grid of the church's vision and focus.

Read more: How to Develop a Church Missions Strategy that Works

earthOur Kaikoura Earthquake Relief Appeal is now open. Funds received for this will be used not so much for bricks and mortar but to help with counselling and ongoing care issues for those who need it over time in Kaikoura and in the other surrounding areas affected.

If you would like to contribute to this cause, please send your gift to

GC Aid
PO Box 744,
Palmerston North 4440.

If you prefer to use internet banking the account details are:
GC Aid: 06 0729 0522196 00.

Please also email Heather This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let her know of your gift.

There are also facilities on our website if you prefer to use credit card.

Thank you in advance for your generosity for this worthwhile cause.

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  • Jason & Shirley, Philippines (Day 4)

    Philippines
    We give thanks to the Lord for our recent time in NZ and for His provision for all our needs during our stay. We enjoyed the wedding of our son Luke and being able to spend our first Christmas in ten years together with our whole family including our new daughter in law. We also give thanks for the opportunity to complete the consultant check on Numbers while here in NZ. Please pray for us as we return to the village to continue discipleship and training. We also hope to be involved in community development and continued Old Testament Bible translation. Shirley will be working on the back to English translation of Deuteronomy for the consultant's check on this book.

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