Disaster Relief

Sawmill and Relief Vanuatu
06 Jun

Relief work under way, and sawmills starting up, in Vanuatu

Cyclone Harold destroyed around 70% of properties across northern Vanuatu islands when it swept across South Pacific islands in April. With the generous support of our supporters we were able to send urgent funds to our partners on Espiritu Santo island (Ps Silas and Lois Fatu) and Port Vila (PS Zebedee Tanga) to buy urgent food items for families in Ambae and south Santo – and to repair the roof of the Luganville church, which is being used as a...

No Lockdown in God's Kingdom
01 Jun

No Lockdown in God’s Kingdom!

Last month, I (Andrew) should have been leading a motorbike ministry tour of Mindoro island in the Philippines with team members from New Zealand – including the  Christian Motorcyclists’ Association – joining Ps Danny Macuha (Field Coordinator) and church leaders from across the island. I was scheduled to fly out a week earlier with one of our board members for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Agape churches on Mindanao island, led by Field Coordinator Bishop Philip Gonzalez. Up...

10 Apr

“It doesn’t get much worse than this … ” – Cyclone Harold makes landfall in the Pacific Islands

“It doesn’t get much worse than this … ” according to Weather Watch’. Thankfully many of the Pacific Islands, including Vanuatu and Tonga, remain free of Covid19 – but ín the past few days Cyclone Harold has already caused multiple fatalities in the Solomon Islands and much devasation across the northern islands of Vanuatu and parts of Fiji. Although the cyclone lost some energy while passing over Fiji, it re-intensified to Category 5 while heading towards Tonga – yet it passed over...

Children Christmas Party
06 Dec

Christmas Outreach and Relief Operations in the Philippines

With Christmas fast approaching, our co-workers in the Philippines are busy preparing for celebrations and outreach events, as well as for relief operations that are sadly required all too often in this part of the world that is prone to natural disasters. By sourcing gifts and relief items from local suppliers, instead of sending them from New Zealand, we can not only avoid significant shipping costs and maximise the effectiveness of the programmes but also support the local economy and promote...

Aid for South Malawi
25 Oct

Bring hope to South Malawi after the floods

Pastor Moses in Malawi asks us to pray with him for the Widows Livelihood project, “whereby, we aim at empowering poor women and widows in the South of Malawi in the areas where floods washed everything from people and none has hope for survival. The areas of Chikwawa and Nsanje districts are good for animal production. Pray more goats for Widows. Also pray for our bible school these are local pastors involved in rural missions.” ...

Typhoon Usman flooding
04 Jan

State of Calamity in Oriental Mindoro

Pastor Danny Macuha reports that a ‘State of Calamity’ has been declared, following Tropical Depression Usman, in the areas of Naujan, Baco, Calapan City, Socorro, Pinamalayan, Pola, Bongabong, and Bansud in Oriental (East) Mindoro, The Philippines. Most of the photos below were sent to him by pastors and friends in the region. Danny writes: “Please continue to pray Mindoro. To much damaged in infrastructure, rice field. and houses. Some road are not passable. some was stay in evacuation centre. Many churches was...