On 26 February, the Highland Region experienced its worst earthquake in living memory. Continuing aftershocks, up to magnitude 6.8, are being felt up to 700 miles away and causing further damage and devastation. With reports still being received from cut-off communities, there have been 145 deaths and many hundreds injured. See the Easter Newsletter and our map, photos and prayer below for further information. There is an urgent need for medical, relief and rebuilding supplies throughout the region. Please help the Anglican Church respond by donating generously to PNGCP’s Appeal.
Map showing Mendi, one of the towns at the epicentre, and ACPNG.
Photos from Hela and the Southern Highlands Province showing the extent of the damage.
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)
Please donate now to the PNGCP EARTHQUAKE APPEAL, by cheque to our address, or through our ‘Virgin Giving’ page.