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Common Life Missions Conference (CLMC2015)
Kings College 6-9 October 2015
Support for homes reconstruction and long term preparedness after Cyclone Pam
We need your help!
The months following an emergency are critical in helping the locals rebuild resilient communities, so let’s not forget the people and communities affected by Cyclone Pam, particularly in Vanuatu.
During the past 3 months, AMB man Rev. Mike Hawke has been working on getting a container for Vanuatu filled with the goods they really need and we need your help!
The goods will help with the reconstruction of homes and for the long term provision in the event of future cyclones. If all goes well with the first container, it is hoped that more similar containers will be able to be sent from each Diocese.
Mike is networking to make this first container happen and items have already been pledged. At the Vanuatu end, the General Secretary of the Anglican Diocese in Vanuatu, Selwyn Leodoro is liaising with Mike as to what is needed.
Once the goods reach Vanuatu, Selwyn assisted by local NZ missionaries will ensure the contents are distributed wisely.
SO WATCH THIS SPACE…Quite a lot of items have been pledged, but what is really needed right now is financial support, as the cost of the container (without anything in it) is $7,500.00.
If you would like to donate please select ‘make a donation’ on this page and make reference to ‘container’ when you process a donation.
Click here for the Port Vila and New Caledonia Region’s Disaster Committee’s final report on Cyclone Pam’s disaster relief assessments. On page 4 you can see the list of recommended items required to assist with reconstruction and future preparedness.
26 March 2015 From our AMB man (Revd Mike Hawke) in Port Vila
Gooday from Port Vila.It has been an exhilarating day. At Christchurch Air NZ waived all excess costs. They were so kind. I sweated a bit on the flight expecting the worst when I got to Queensland. Qantas was very understanding and only charged 5$ for only 50 kg, even though I had 100 kg! So it only cost 250$. great eh? I am staying in Vila with 2 other couples: Gloria and Neville who work with the Presbyterians and Graham and wife Maebry We had a lovely meal and a great chat. It was so much fun watching them open the gifts from the Sumner parish . Neville is thrilled with the water purifier, and drill. Graeme loves his new shoes. Gloria was thrilled with the electric frypan which she cooked from tonight, The tuna and rice crackers were an extra blessing. Maebry loved the ointment and first aid kit plus boat shoes..Presently we are trying to follow the cricket vis Stuffco.nz ie computer. Please e mail back with the results. so, the letters from Ruth Dyson. arch Philip,Rotary with Russell,and another from Jocelyn plus the prayers from many of you, has resulted in a great first day.Vila is recovering quickly in the short term with shops open again.While some Palm trees are still standing, it is the capacity to plant new crops that will determine the longer term future.We are about to have a sing a long. love Mike
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