John & Nilda Cochrane
We have been involved in missions for many years and were called to the Philippines about 12 years ago.
In 2008 we opened a children's home 600 kms south of Manila and have seen many young lives impacted for the Lord. I am also the Philippine director for Derek Prince Ministries. We have lead about 20,000 to the Lord in our time here and have established a church and have feeding programs in very poor areas. You can find out more about this ministry on our website www.oasisorphanage.com.
We sold our house in NZ many years back and were intending to later use the money to purchase a retirement home in Tauranga for ourselves. But the Lord told me to "Use what was in our hands" to build the orphanage in the Philippines. This meant we did not have the finance for a home for ourselves in Tauranga.
I heard of Liberty Trust many years ago and regretted not doing anything about joining then.
For several years we were praying for a NZ property. One Friday I received a call (NZ to Philippines) from a Tauranga friend who said their neighbours house was for sale. My reaction was "Why tell me? We have no money to buy a house!"
The very next day I got an email from Kathleen Deal saying Liberty Trust would like to help us with an interest-free loan. Neither my friend nor Kathleen knew each other or were aware of what was happening! From there Liberty Trust were able to help my wife and I secure a loan to purchase a property in Tauranga.
Thank you for being such a blessing.
John & Nilda
22 October 2018