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We promise three things: The need is genuine.. The money will get there.. The Gospel is shared!

I now have a conundrum! I have had it since I started working with International Needs. Whenever statistics are bandied around like there is 1.2 billion people who live on less than two dollars a day or every four seconds poverty takes a child’s life, these statistics now affect me personally. My problem is that I have met them and cannot forget them. They are not statistics to me, because I can remember some of
their names.

As Executive Director of International Needs my job is to bring to life these statistics and ask our friends and supporters to help. Ray Harrison told me that when he started IN in New Zealand, he assured people of three things:

  1. That the need was genuine.
  2. That the money would get there and
  3. The gospel would be preached.

As I continue what Ray started I believe my integrity is on the line, to ensure these expectations are still fulfilled with each gift or project we support. (The exception being that we are not allowed to evangelise while receiving government funding for NZ Aid projects)

Three different groups came to mind while I was preparing this appeal...


Not just 1000 meals a week - add love, care and prayer

Twenty-five women voluntarily cook 1000 meals each week, for a Vietnamese children's hospital. Vietnamese families have to care for their sick in the hospital as there is no catering staff and nurses are tied up with serious medical tasks.

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No to abuse, making a stand in Ghana

Ghana have such a huge heart to help the children of their nation. Their child sponsorship programme has 4,381 children involved with another 14,869 enrolled in IN Ghana schools. They are not afraid to address societal evils and reach communities through arranging forums on child trafficking, child marriage and challenging commercial sexual exploitation of children. They love sharing the gospel and last year 23 new communities were reached with the gospel resulting in 1,451 people publically confessing Jesus.

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A hand to mouth existence - will you help change a life

There is an orphanage in Vietnam on the back streets of Ho Chi Minh's City, where young children found begging and living on the streets have been placed in a home. The pastor's wife of a local church oversees it and teenage girls rescued and rehabilitated from the sex industry, act as housemothers.

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