Methodist Church to assist flood victims
April 17, 2012 7:09 pm
Members of the Methodist Church are going to contribute towards flood relief efforts says assistant general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra.
This Sunday all Methodist churches, except those in flood-hit areas, will give their free will offerings to the cause.
Reverend Nawadra says the offerings will be sent to the head office in Suva but no church member is forced to assist.
“Whatever they can give, this is a free will offering, so whatever they can give to that Sunday collection will be distributed to those that suffered.”
Rev Nawadra says money and whatever goods given will be sent to their 4 centres that will be set up in the west, before it will be distributed by the authorities.
He confirms the assistance is not only for Methodist church members
“The distribution is for everyone we want to target the whole community because it was not just the Methodist that went down, it’s everybody, our neighbours, our Indian friends and everyone.”
Reverend Nawadra says the call for funds was made by the Church president Reverend Ame Tugaue and includes the Uniting Church, the Methodist Church in England and the United States.