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.

My Mission in Myanmar

Wayne Harray  puts his background as a farmer to good use turning 15 acres of unutilised farm land owned by Tahan Theological College into a profitable operation that both provides food for TTC's students, and acts as a demonstration farm to build local capability. Read Wayne's story

My Journey Teaching at Tahan

Helen Harray has been serving as a teacher at Tahan Theological College since July 2018. Learn some of the highlights and challenges of Helen's work teaching English to the College's students, who are aged between 16-24. Read Helen'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

Global Mission Update

Read the latest stories from our global mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar, and our work around the world. Read Global Mission Update (April 2020)

Partners in Mission Serving in Myanmar

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Wayne and Helen Harray serve with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar at Tahan Theological College. This is the first time the PCANZ has had mission workers serving in Myanmar so it's a big step forward in our partnership. If you would like to donate to their work, you can do so here - Read their blog here

Ricebowl Mission Brochure

Download the Ricebowl Mission Brochure here

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

Here are some of the ways you can work with us

Come Connect

Annual trips to Myanmar enable us to experience first-hand the value of being in relationship with one another. It is through the building of friendships that our monetary gifts for projects can be put to good use.

To express an interest in being a part of a team travelling to Myanmar e-mail:

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
  • Information on the upcoming trips to Myanmar

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