The Szwarga Family

Independent Baptist Missionaries to New Zealand

Preaching Christ


"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

2 Corinthians 4:6

Common Questions

Why New Zealand?

In 2018, our pastor returned from a short trip to New Zealand and briefly spoke on the need for church planters in New Zealand. Through this simple comment, along with much prayer, the Lord burdened our hearts for the people of New Zealand.

What's it like?

New Zealand can be thought of as a microcosm of the United States: a first-world country with a similar standard of living. The closest neighbor that you would recognize is Australia.

What's the main religion?

Although Christianity in New Zealand can trace its roots to before the country's founding, 48% percent claimed "no-religion" in recent polls.

What's your plan?

Our work will begin with Pastor Dan Fraser at Grace Independent Baptist Church in the city of Tauranga. After we're established in the country, we will begin planting churches.

RECENT UPDATES

November 2022

November 2022

Since our last letter we have had quite a change in scenery. Our flight from Chicago directly to Auckland was smoother than expected, courtesy of your prayers!

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October 2022

October 2022

We bring much anticipated news this month and desired to get it to you a few days early from our usual prayer letter schedule!

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September 2022

September 2022

Perhaps the most exciting news to happen in September was the word we received from the New Zealand immigration office late in the month.

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