New Zealand

Bob Mooney

anon.jpg United Seafarers' Mission, Port of Tauranga – Mt Maunganui New Zealand

Born 21/04/1939 in Masterton New Zealand. Eldest of 4 children . Joined NZ Royal Navy Sept 1957 – 1965. On leaving Navy was employed as truck driver and milk vendor.

Retired in 1990. 1994 was asked to become a volunteer at The Galilee Mission – later to join other Missions as United Seafarers' Mission.

I live in TE PUKE, which is 25kms from the Mission, on the main road to Rotorua and Whakatane. Our town is known as The Kiwifruit Capitol of the World. Kiwifruit changed its name from Chinese Gooseberries, and all our surrounding farms are in Kiwifruit orchards.

The Port of Tauranga is the largest in New Zealand with 26 facilities for ships – tourists, steel, timber, logs, containers and cars, etc. We have the biggest turn-around of all cargo to New Zealand.

Our Mission is the only one within the wharf gates and the seamen can visit us with our 12 seater Bus, or the security van available at all times. Our Mission supplies facilities for telephones, free emails, visits to the local shops, table tennis/pool tables, chapel services, free bibles in many languages, sea papers, and a small shop for necessities.

We try to ship visit as frequently as possible and keep in touch with other missions internationally.

Our prayer requests then can be transferred for the benefit of all seafarers.

Most of them visiting our Port are from China, Philippines, and other Asian countries.

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