We continue, as an overseas partner, to support through prayer and donations the relief work the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea / ACPNG is conducting with other churches following the recent earthquake – causing deaths, damage to infrastructure and destruction of food gardens across the South Highlands, Hela Province and the Western Highlands.
Your help with our appeal and your prayers will support ACPNG, working with other churches, respond to the suffering.
We are launching an appeal for donations to support ACPNG to supplement what we have already given in emergency funds. All donations will be sent by us to ACPNG who in turn will use it to support their response. To donate please contact us. Thank you.
Please continue to pray for those affected by the earthquake and the Church’s response.
God of all creation, we lift up before you the nation of Papua New Guinea and especially the people of the Highlands Province as they recover from earthquakes and landslides. We mourn with them for those who have died, we pray for the healing of those who are injured, for strength and courage for all those who work to provide safe shelter, to bring aid and recovery. We pray for Bishop Nathan, Archbishop Allan and all who provide leadership to these communities in this time of need. May your strength, wisdom and hope rest upon them and all they serve. We pray for the whole Anglican Church of PNG, for the people of Mendi and the communities throughout the Highlands, that they may know the presence of your compassionate and life-giving spirit, that they may work together for the good of all people. Through Christ our Lord we pray, Amen.
– Bishop Andrew, Diocese of Waiapu (New Zealand partner diocese to ACPNG)
Here are photos from the Southern Highlands and Hela Province showing the extent of the damage. Your response to our appeal and your prayers will help ACPNG support communities such as these. With thanks to Goodwin Poole for the photos.