We’re delighted to introduce Peter and Christine Akester, who were recently accepted as NZCMS Mission Partners. The Akesters are no strangers to NZCMS, having served with us from 1979-1998 in Dodoma, Tanzania. During that time they adopted two Tanzanian girls (now in their late twenties) and returned to New Zealand when the girls were completing primary school. Since then, Peter and Chris have been living in Rangiora. Peter presently heads up a Christchurch pharmacy while Chris has been teaching music in local schools and to private pupils.
A parish mission trip to Kondoa last year rejuvenated their passion and vision, exciting them about the opportunities to serve God in the region. What’s more, Bishop Given Gaula has extended an invitation to Peter and Christine to work in this diocese. The plan is for them to depart for Tanzania early in September for two to three years. Peter will take over the role of Principal of the Kondoa Bible School from Iri Mato, focusing particularly on mentoring a local Tanzanian to eventually take charge. Christine will likely teach some Biblical subjects and English language at the Bible School as well as be involved with a women’s empowerment programme.
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- http://www.nzcms.org.nz/snakes-in-a-loo/Snakes in a looPosted on by Peter & ChristineHere in Kondoa, we have had many warm windy days and nights. Our outside hole-in-the-ground loo, which is surrounded by lean-to corrugated […] http://www.nzcms.org.nz/snakes-in-a-loo/Read more
- http://www.nzcms.org.nz/the-backyard-farm/The backyard farmPosted on by Peter & ChristineIt is not quite June yet but the beginning of the month will be really busy with special visitors, students’ final exams […] http://www.nzcms.org.nz/the-backyard-farm/Read more
- http://www.nzcms.org.nz/welcome-rainfalls/Welcome RainfallsPosted on by Peter & ChristineWe seem to have survived a 5-day flurry of visitors over last weekend! Mothers Union leaders from around Tanzania, a Sunday School […] http://www.nzcms.org.nz/welcome-rainfalls/Read more
- http://www.nzcms.org.nz/graduationsnorain/Where’s the rain?Posted on by Peter & ChristineIt’s great to have this opportunity to share with you what’s been happening… or not!… in this faraway part of God’s Kingdom. […] http://www.nzcms.org.nz/graduationsnorain/Read more