Church Endorsements

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

The Most Rev Philip Richardson, Archbishop and Primate

The Methodist Church of New Zealand

“Make Hope My Story” is the theme picked by CWS to launch the Christmas Appeal 2017. The theme itself is a message to the Christian Community to speak up amidst despair in the world.

CWS for the past 72 years has served many people not only in situations of conflict and displacement, but also in giving a helping hand with development programmes. The magnitude of the work and the way it has changed lives to be better cannot be described with words. The positive impact of the work can be fathomed only when we meet with people who have benefited from the aid from CWS in South America, Africa, Asia and in the Pacific. I am stating the fact as one who has met people and organizations that have worked with the help of CWS. This was made possible because Christians in New Zealand have consistently supported CWS through their contributions to the Christmas Appeal.

I invite every Christian who reads this message to DO WHAT YOU CAN as you prepare to celebrate the birth of a Saviour. If in the name of the Saviour’s birth you could contribute to enhance the work of CWS that will be the real meaning of the celebration. I hope and pray that you will take it to heart and stretch your hand to give your portion to the Christmas Appeal 2017 so that the good work of CWS can continue in 2018 and beyond.

May this festive season bring you and your family the peace and joy by supporting those who are longing for peace and awaiting a meal and a place to rest.

Rev. Prince Devanandan, President of the Methodist Church

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

At it’s heart Christmas is about the centrality of generosity for the survival of our race. When we give we make that step up from ignorance to awareness and from selfishness to grace. There is no better way to demonstrate the importance of generosity than by donating to the Christian World Service at this time of year. I hope you will all make some kind of donation and so make the world a better place.

In Christ,

Rt Rev Richard Dawson, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Murray Short, Yearly Meeting Clerk for the Religious Society of Friends

Christian Churches New Zealand

Christian Churches New Zealand.