Melinda Tankard Reist touring with Hagar


You can catch Melinda at the following venues:

  • Friday August 5th, 7.30-9pm    Petone Baptist, 38 Buick St, Petone, Wellington

  • Sunday August 7th, 7-8.30pm  HIllview Christian School, 150 Wilsons Rd, St Martins, Christchurch

  • Monday August 8th 7.30-9pm  South West Baptist Auditorium, cnr Lyttleton and Cobham Sts, Spreydon, Christchurch. 

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Empowering Vulnerable Women in Northern Vietnam


Yen Bai Province is situated in Northern Vietnam, identified as one of Vietnam’s hot spots for human trafficking. Since 2011, 71 cases of women and child trafficking have been reported to Yen Bai provincial authorities. [1]

With the help of Hagar’s key partner ‘Yen Bai Women’s Union’, a community-based Satellite Care Centre...

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A Mother’s Love Knows No Bounds

In January 2016, Nhi’s husband sexually abused their two young children. After years of physical abuse towards the family, Nhi decided to run away with her son and daughter, seeking refuge at Hagar’s Recovery Centre. All three were experiencing high levels of trauma. Nhi was quick to anger, isolating herself...

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The Impact of Trauma-Informed Care

Several months ago, my 8 year old daughter and I were involved in a motorcycle accident in Phnom Penh leading us to lay down the bike and sacrifice some patches of skin to the pavement. The injuries were non-life threatening, but the incident was traumatic nonetheless—feelings of horrible...

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Chanty Begins A New Life


When she was 23 years old, Chanty was married against her will. “My parents and grandparents forced me to get married to a man I didn’t love. I protested again and again but they forced me. I feel sad that they didn’t understand me. I had no choice but to...

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