Autumn Leaves (NZ) Limited is a charitable resource and service organization based in Canterbury, New Zealand with the purpose of scattering God’s message of truth like the leaves of autumn.
In the Office
This last month has been intense with setting up the whole ministry in the new premises. While we have double the space in the new book store, we seem to be filling up the shelves very quickly.
Two pallets of material have arrived from the USA with much needed stock to replenish our bulk books, plus a new range of gift-ware. This has arrived just at the right time for the opening of the premises to the local community and beyond to the general public.
We are presently getting the pallets unpacked, priced and onto the shelves
Reception Desk: With the new reception desk now in place, it has virtually completed the book room. This was a requirement from the local council before we could get full Code of Compliance to open, as they wanted to make sure it had wheel chair access. Once this was sighted in place, along with a few other minor adjustments, we received our full pass. We now have all the documentation in our hands, and this has meant we are able to open legally and safely open to the public.
It was a special day Sabbath October 23/24. On the Friday evening of October 23, we provided a meal for all present, and then at 7.00pm began the dedication meeting in the new studio.
Damon opened up the beginning to welcome everyone and gave a brief run-down of the building project. The builder who saw the whole project through also spoke, then Doug took a message on Solomon’s temple and the dedication service offered by Solomon. There were some parallels that we could draw from that service for this new facility. A dedication prayer was offered and opening of Sabbath.
Sabbath morning Damon shared some building projects in the Bible, what was built, reasons for the project, the trials, faith needed and results. A good study indeed. Doug took the divine service on the seven angels of Revelation 14.
A lunch was provided, then a praise and thanksgiving service at 2.30pm, by a number of talented people, then Doug closed the day with a challenge and charge to all in attendance, to go with a burden to re-dedicate their own lives to Christ, and to share the message with others.
As we enter the building now for our work, it brings a sense of walking into a place of divine responsibility on our part, to work faithfully for our God. For the time we have left, may this facility be used to the glory of God.
Uganda Mission: A request has come in from a former Conference President from the Uganda Mission, now living in Australia but who has put all his energies into supporting that field, looking for Bibles. The mission work up round the Uganda/Congo border is working very well, but the need for Bibles is great. We have gifted $400.00AUD to help that field of labour, with our former Conference President organising the purchasing of the local language Bibles, and the distribution at the Uganda end.
"The truth must be scattered from city to city, from street to street, from family to family... The truth must be carried from province to province, from kingdom to kingdom. The highways and byways must be thoroughly gleaned, and the message must spread from continent to continent until the whole earth is belted with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."