Articles in this Issue
Packing a Punch!
From the desk of the guest editor.
An Overview of the History of Chinese Christian Communities in New Zealand
Vogel describes the history of Christian mission and ministry among the Chinese in New Zealand. He tells us what has been accomplished in the past, what the present situation is, and new areas of challenge that have emerged.
Chinese Churches in New Zealand Today
The author gives an overview of the development in the Chinese church in New Zealand. Recently, God has been building a spirit of unity. The author believes that New Zealand may soon become a base for Chinese missions.
Reaching the Second Generation
Children of Chinese immigrants face unique challenges growing up in New Zealand. Based on their experience, the authors address these issues and discuss ways to share the gospel with these young people.
Neglected Kinsmen in the Pacific Islands
Many Chinese from diverse backgrounds have migrated to the Pacific Islands. Few of them have become Christians. The Pacific Islands Chinese Mission Conference gatherings have helped coordinate ministry to these Chinese people.
“Kiwis” in the Middle Kingdom
New Zealanders Serving God’s Mission in China from 1877 to 1953 and Beyond
Yuan provides an extensive overview of early mission work in China done by New Zealanders. She acquaints us with mission agencies and some of the missionaries as she describes how the work progressed.
Testimony of an Old Immigrant
John Zhou, who migrated to New Zealand over twenty-five years ago, tells us how his faith in Christ became truly personal and intimate. As a result, he has decided to live the second half of his life differently.
Exploring New Zealand’s Rich Christian Heritage
Bible & Treaty: Missionaries among the Māori—A New Perspective: A Book Review
Bible & Treaty tells the story of how the gospel first came to the Māori and details the rich Christian heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand. In addition, it is a story that resonates with the story of mission in China and elsewhere.
A Glimpse of What God Is Doing Down Under
There is a renewed sense that God is calling the Chinese church in New Zealand to be part of the global advancement of the gospel.
Peter S. Anderson, a former International Director of Jian Hua Foundation (JHF) has been in Chinese ministry for over 45 years. Peter and his late wife Geralyn served with OMF in Taiwan (1976–82) followed by service in Hong Kong and mainland China (1982–2005) with Friends of China and JHF. From 2006–2016 …View Full Bio