|Dear St Stephens Leith Valley Presbyterian Parish|
Much of our attention has been focused on Tonga since the major eruption on Saturday.
We have been in contact with others and took the opportunity to invite church representatives to make a collective response.
CWS has launched the Tonga Emergency Appeal to assist those affected.
We will support the Tonga Community Development Trust to repair and replace with water, sanitation and food crops. There may be other ways we can assist as well. If you can, please make a donation so we can respond as information becomes available.
Joint Ecumenical Statement
We are deeply concerned for the people of Tonga, and surrounding areas, following the recent eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai. Our heartfelt prayers are with those affected and those who are worried about family and friends.
We pray for strength and courage in the days and weeks ahead. As churches and organisations we are looking at how we can help and provide practical support. We are working to assist Tongans with water, food, whatever is needed across Tonga.
Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia (Anglican Missions),
Methodist Church of New Zealand,
Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (Global Missions),
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers),
Baptist Churches of New Zealand,
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand,
and Christian World Service.
We will keep you informed as we receive more information. Thank you for your prayers and support.
|Warm greetings Ngā mihi nu|
Murray OvertonNational DirectorChristian World Service
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