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June 2015 News

St. Luke’s raise vital support for devastated Nepal

  • Written by  Ian Anderson
The EAT-BUY-GIVE fund-raiser raised $4000 for Nepal Photo: Mandee Anderson

Last month, the Anglican Parish of St. Luke raised $4,000 for communities in Nepal devastated by the recent earthquakes. 

The fund-raiser, called EAT-BUY-GIVE, was a joint initiative with other local members of the Nepalese community to highlight the ongoing needs of the Nepalese community.

“The funds raised will go to Nepalese Anglican Minister Rev. Rinzi Lama, to continue his ground work relief efforts for his brothers and sisters of Nepal, irrespective of religion and based purely on need,” said St Luke’s member Stephen Buckley.

The Anglican Parish of St. Luke has had a connection for over 12 years, via communication and joint visitations, with the Anglican Nazarene Church in Kathmandu and it’s associated New Creation Home for children displaced, orphaned or rescued from traffickers.

“Rev Rinzi and his wife Nani Beti have spread of the Word of God in Nepal against a background of political instability and continued sectarian violence and Christian exclusion,” said Stephen. “Their associated New Creation Home in Kathmandu now houses 36 children.”

Another New Creation Home in Dhading which housed 12 children, plus care staff, was destroyed by an avalanche caused by the recent earthquake, but fortunately no-one died.

“Rev. Rinzi and his congregation are distributing rice, blankets, tarpaulins and foam mattresses directly to whole villages in need and not only to Christian families,” said Stephen.

“In the next 2-3 weeks the monsoon season starts and this makes the risk of landslides and flooding highly probable.”

“Please pray for the people of Nepal and especially for wise decisions by Government, Churches and NGO’s alike in making the reconstruction efforts a benefit to all Nepali’s."

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