On August 6, ACPC donated 2 apples trees to the city of Auckland. They were planted in Griffith Gardens in Wellesley St. They marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 125th anniversary of the decision by the Presbyterian Church to begin a mission to Chinese people resident in Auckland. Martin Luther, who protested against the abuses of the Church of his time, 500 years ago, spoke of hope. "If I knew that the world was going to fall to pieces today, I would still plant my apple tree today." It was also the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, so we gifted a plaque of origami birds, the Japanese symbol of peace.