Nazarenes come together to aid Vanuatu after cyclone

Nazarenes come together to aid Vanuatu after cyclone

by
Nazarene News Staff
| 04 May 2023
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Cyclone Vanuatu Relief

Two cyclones devastated the island of Vanuatu in April. The twin Category 4 storms displaced more than 3,000 people from their homes and damaged schools and medical centers vital to the island. 

The disaster response team led by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Asia-Pacific, Peter Isaac, and local leaders and church members are distributing relief items to the various local churches and communities in Vanuatu.

Isaac said that the Vanuatu District is grateful for the outpouring of support through prayers, words of encouragement, and finances to help the families affected by the cyclone. 

He thanked the Melanesia South Pacific Field Office, NCM Asia-Pacific, friends, and families within and outside the churches who offered help.

The Vanuatu disaster response team distributed food and water at the following churches and their neighboring communities: Port Vila church, Bellevue church, Eluklom church, Etas church, D Malapoa church, the District Center church, Black Sand Naus church, Claims Hill church, Prima church, and five churches in Tana and Aniwa communities. A team from Passion church in Fiji came to help with clearing people's yards and rebuilding the damaged roof at the missions house.

Although a lot of work remains to rebuild infrastructure in Vanuatu, the people expressed their gratitude for the support and love of the church. The neighboring communities were thankful for the church's ministry through NCM for bringing food and water to their doorstep before anyone else did.

"We thank you all for praying and supporting our people to rebuild and recover from this tragic experience," Isaac said.

--Church of the Nazarene Asia-Pacific

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