Cyclone Mocha – Request from the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar

In May, Cyclone Mocha caused devastating damage in southern Myanmar. The Presbyterian Church of Myanmar has sent a request to partner churches for help as they recover from the impact of the cyclone. Read the letter here.  Donations can be sent to: PCANZ Global Mission 02 0500 0086963 10 with the reference Cyclone Mocha.

Moderator calls on NZ Govt to help end Myanmar coup

On 17 February 2021, the Right Rev Fakaofo Kaio, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, wrote to The Honourable Nanaia Mahuta, NZ Government Minister of Foreign Affairs, to express deep concern regarding the military coup that took place in Myanmar on 1 February 2021. Download the letter here.

The Moderator's letter follows a statement made by the PCANZ partner church Presbyterian Church in Myanmar condemning the coup. Read the statement by the PCM here.

Minister of Foreign Affairs responds to Moderator's letter

On 8 March 2021 the The Honourable Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs, responded to the letter from the Moderator of the PCANZ; download and read the response from the NZ Government regarding the actions it is taking to "support peace, democracy and respect for human rights in Myanmar".

I Have a Dream

Martin Zomuanpuia is an English teacher at Tahan Theological College. Here he shares his thoughts on education in Myanmar. “I have a dream that one day our children will go to school which is run by the church and is accessible for the poor where religions and beliefs, different cultures and traditions are honoured and respected…”. Read Martin’s story.

Mingalaba Newsletter

Read the latest version of Mingalaba, the newsletter dedicated to our Ricebowl Mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar. For previous newsletters please click here 

Rice Bowl Mission is the name of our mission between the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar.

Give to the Rice Bowl Fund

The Rice Bowl Fund provides finances and resources for:

  • Development projects
  • Income generating projects
  • Scholarships and training
  • Supporting local mission
  • Giving monetary gifts for Disaster Relief in times of devastation

You can do this by donating to the Rice Bowl Fund


Sign up to the email newsletter Mingalaba to keep informed on:

  • What’s happening with our friends in Myanmar
  • Updates on Project Developments
  • Prayer requests