About the Trust, this blog and contacting us

Welcome! This blog has been set up to give information about the New Zealand Ministry with the Deaf Trust.

Overview: the Trust and its purpose
The Trust was registered in New Zealand as a charitable trust in March 2007. It has since been registered by the Charities Commission, CC23473.

The Trust's purpose is to establish and support Methodist and inter-denominational ministries with the Deaf. These ministries will encourage spiritual exploration and advancement, fellowship and community among Deaf people.

At this time the Trust is working to build an endowment fund. The interest earned will then be used to finance a range of Deaf ministry projects. The Trust could also hold funds donated for specific purposes that are compatible with its charitable aims and objectives.

Because it seeks to become a funding body, the Trust does not intend to provide services directly or to become an employer.

Please email the Trust with your comments or questions.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Annual Report for 2017

The Annual Report for 2017 is now available as a Word document.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Annual Report for 2013

The Annual Report for 2013 is now available as a Powerpoint presentation. Barry has circulated this within the Auckland Synod.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Annual Report and Chairman's Letter 2012

The Trust's Annual Report for 2012 is now available as is a letter from the Chairman. These documents can be downloaded or viewed online from Google Drive. You can email the Trust at nzmdtrust@gmail.com for further information.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Recent Donations

Good news is that in the period since 30th of June this year we have received a total of $7015 in donations to our endowment fund greatly helped by a grant of $5,000 from the Gordon
Trust and a grant of $500 from Papakura Parish (their fourth grant). The balance is from individual donations and like the two grants all but one have been repeat donations.

This brings the total of our endowment fund to $58,190 and means that it will certainly exceed $60,000 by the end of the financial year.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Annual Report 2011

The Trust's annual report for 2011 is available for download (Word format). Let us know if you would like a printed copy: email the Trust.