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PAM Victims Get Palm Relief

The Methodist Church in Fiji has raised $24,149 to assist the children of Vanuatu in relief and resilience aid in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam. Church General Secretary, Reverend Epineri
27 May 2015 09:31
PAM Victims Get Palm Relief

The Methodist Church in Fiji has raised $24,149 to assist the children of Vanuatu in relief and resilience aid in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

Church General Secretary, Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa said they had extended the appeal beyond the original date to give time to divisions in rural and maritime areas to send their collections to the head office.

“The bulk of the funds raised have come from our Children’s Sunday collection which coincides with Palm Sunday, as we felt for the plight of the children in the period following cyclone Pam,” he said.

“We allowed some extra time to give our members time to collect their funds and send it to us either as a local church, as a circuit or as a combined division collection following the divisional annual meetings. We closed our collection on the 15th of May.”

The church will now hand over the funds to the Uniting Church in Australia’s mission arm, Uniting World for disbursement through its relief work and projects in Vanuatu.

“As a Church, we felt it was best we give our donation to a Church group. As there is no Methodist Church in Vanuatu we will work through our mission partners, Uniting World and the UCA who are part of the Methodist family in the Pacific,” Reverend Vakadewavosa said.

“We are very grateful to our children and families who gave so generously for the children in Vanuatu. We pray that this small gift will benefit them in a practical way.”
Methodist Church in Fiji

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