Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church Charity Concert Fundraiser

This has been more than mere fundraising - it has been a journey in mission.

Over recent years Wanaka Presbytarian Community has been on a partnership journey in mission with International Needs. This began several years ago when the IN Director for Bangladesh, Mc Donald Adhikary preached in our church. He shared with us his vision to establish a children's home and Ministry Centre in the Naogoan District of Northern Bangladesh.

In recent years our church has raised over $20,000 for this mission project in a variety of ways - quizzes, Christmas appeal and, on a couple of occasions we have teamed up with a music group from a church in Auckland, Josh Jones and the Secret Chords from St Georges Anglican Church in Epsom.

They have put on a night of music called the 'Spirituality of Music' and we have invited our friends along for a great night together. The latest of these was on January 27 and the koha went two ways, half to our local community foodbank and half to the Naogoan Home. This was $700 each.

But this has been more than mere fundraising - it has been a journey in mission and so when the centre was opened in March this year a couple of our people were there representing us and we continue in prayer for this wonderful Christ centred ministry.