2017 … it’s been a great start for Karen & I. We’ve been able to have some time away. We live in a country that has amazing scenery… we were wowed many times!
I’m off to Europe on the 14th of Feb. Netherlands, Belgium and France for 3 weeks. This is the first of 3, maybe 4 trips to Europe this year. I’ll also be in the USA, Canada and Australia later in the year.
We are starting a 'Church planting training Centre’ CptC in September this year in South Holland. This will impact not only Holland, but Belgium and hopefully the north of France as well. It’s an internship programme and students graduate only once they are involved in a church plant!!! As far as we know it’s the first of its kind in Western Europe… exciting! We have great teachers and a great venue; and the curriculum is currently being worked on by a fantastic team. My dream is to have a CptC in every Western European Nation before I leave this planet!
I continue to travel around New Zealand most weekends, and am so thankful to God for the people I see coming to Christ and also many healings.
We are almost ready to publish a new book that has been a major focus for me for the past 6 months - edition 2 “Multiplication". I am very, very excited about this one. I’ve taken chapters out and put new ones in and it’s turning out better than expected. I have a conviction that this is a timely book for the Body of Christ. It will aid and nurture the process of Church planting wherever it is read. I see it used in seminars, workshops for pastors and in Bible training centers. There are over 20 endorsements from around the world; which is a great encouragement. I’m looking forward to placing this prophetic tool book in people’s hands.
Please allow me to place a couple of needs before you. Please hear my heart in this, I do not want anyone to feel any compulsion or pressure at all. All I would ask, is that you pray and ask God if this is something you could invest in…
ONE: The publication of my book, ‘Multiplication’. The editing and cover are being processed in the USA and then it will be printed in USA, Europe, NZ and Australia (making it easier for postage/freight.) The approximate cost for the first 500 copies (which includes editing, formatting, design work and printing) is about $4,500 NZD.
TWO: The Church planting training Center, CptC.
While the Church Planting Training Center has a fee per student, to do the job excellently we need extra funding. (Costs are all $NZD).
- Scholarships (30-40% of the fee) = $500 per student.
- We want to provide text books = $3000 per year.
- Marketing $1500 per year. This is so important to get the word out.
- Teachers from other Nations $1500 per year.
- A part time administrator $7200 per year. (1 day a week. We currently have a volunteer, but we see this is unsustainable long term).
Total = $13,200 NZD per year. (this includes scholarships for 3 people).
If you want to give to this specifically please use the bank account details below and mark it accordingly.
Account Details for Vision Churches International
Branch Name: Victoria Street
Bank City: Hamilton, New Zealand
Branch number: 03-0318
Account number: 0882461-00 Swift code for Westpac NZ: WPACNZ2W