Resourcing Ministry to East Asians

About Bamboo
Bamboo is the place to come for Bibles and Christian books in Chinese, English, Indonesian, Japanese, Thai, Korean and many other languages.

Bamboo also stocks many OMF publications related to cross-cultural mission in East Asia and around the world.

Bamboo is a resource centre where you can find CDs, DVDs, gift items, texts, tracts, greeting cards, and children’s and teen resources. Our staff are more than willing to help.

As well as stocking Bibles and Christian books in a number of different languages, Bamboo is a place for connecting people to what they need, whether that be a local church or someone to help translate for them.

We’re open Tuesday to Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and
Saturday 10am – 4pm. We’d love to see you!

A Ministry Of OMF New Zealand
Bamboo Kiwi-Asian Resources is under the umbrella of OMF NZ – an international missionary organisation with its focus in East Asia. OMF International was formally called CIM (China Inland Mission) and was started by Hudson Taylor in 1865.

International – Interdenominational – Committed to evangelism
For OMF International East Asia is about people: more than two billion, of whom fewer than one percent know and serve Jesus Christ. As a faith mission we have proved God’s faithfulness over 140 years. We are looking for called, creative, committed co-workers to glorify God in Asia.

Our Motivation
In recent years, New Zealand has become a very multicultural society.  OMF International has served in Asia for over 140 years. We are one of the largest missions in East Asia.  We also seek to see God’s kingdom extend through those now living in New Zealand.

OMF’s mandate is not only to send people to East Asia from New Zealand but to also assist New Zealand and ethnic churches to do the same, while together reaching the unchurched Asian community in New Zealand.

Bamboo plays a key role in this vision as it serves at the grassroots, providing information and resources to churches and individuals.

Let’s partner together
It is our observation that those who come to New Zealand from Asia are, at least in the early stages, very open to the Christian message. Churches that strategise to reach these people have the potential to become healthy multi-ethnic churches.

Besides offering your church personal consultation and seminars (Between Two Worldsis a seminar for churches) on how to more effectively reach Asians in your community, we would like to suggest you stock bi-lingual New Testaments and other materials in your church.

Support Bamboo
As with other ministries, we would really value your partnership and support for Bamboo Resource Centre. If you wish to find out further information about this ministry, or for a copy of our support brochure – please contact us.