Tonga Appeal Resources 2022
Tonga Appeal Resources 2022
Tonga: Volcano Emergency Response
As ash rains down on communities in Tonga affected by the 15 January volcano eruption, Anglican Aid is seeking to reach out to those in need with practical care and the love of Jesus.
Anglican Aid has launched an appeal to meet urgent needs in Tonga. The immediate concerns are for air, and clean water supplies that have been affected by volcanic ash.
Anglican Aid and the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia have partnered with the Tongan Evangelical Wesleyan Church in Sydney and its charity arm in Tonga, to distribute urgently needed relief to the people impacted by the recent volcanic eruption. We are also working with Missions New Zealand to provide supplies to four Anglican Churches in the capital, Nuku’alofa, to distribute among their local communities.
This practical care will be distributed by Christians, who outwork their personal faith as they interact with people in need.
For more information, see the main appeal web page: Tonga: Volcano Emergency Response
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Anglican Aid has launched an appeal to support communities in Tonga devastated by the underwater volcano eruption. Your donation will provide emergency supplies like food and clean drinking water to affected communities. The donations will be distributed by local believers, ensuring the comfort of Christ will accompany the aid.
For more information, or to give, go to: https://anglicanaid.org.au/tonga-volcano/
Prayer for Tonga – January 2022
Sandy Grant, Dean of Sydney (St Andrew’s Cathedral)
Almighty and gracious God, we offer our prayers to you for the nation of Tonga, and others affected on Pacific Ocean islands, shaken by the violent volcano and earthquake forces, and the tsunami waves that followed.
We are reminded of our vulnerability as human creatures who inhabit this vast earth. As the ancient psalmist wrote, “You are our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble.” So gather those affected under your wings, calm their fears and keep our faith strong.
We pray for those in Tonga who grieve any loss of life; for the injured or traumatised; for those searching for family; for those whose property has been destroyed or livelihoods ruined. We ask for your healing presence in their lives.
We ask you to strengthen all those who have been involved in search and rescue, and in care for the injured. Be with Tongan government, and support efforts sent from other governments around the world, along with aid agencies, churches and other organisations, as they seek to serve. Sustain them through a time of tremendous stress.
We pray for Tongan migrants among us in Australia who feel homesick and far away from loved ones at this time. Sustain all those seeking to restore communications within Tonga.
We commend to your care those are working in the clean up. May shelter and clean water and food and medicines be supplied as quickly as possible. May generous gestures of practical aid and prayer support offered lift the spirits of those who hurt.
We give thanks to you, our God, for the blessing in our lives, especially for the gifts we so often take for granted till they are in danger of being taken from us – the gift of family, friends, a home, our possessions.
Most of all we praise you for the gift of Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life to all who believe in him. And we look for the day when you will wipe every tear away from our eyes, through Jesus Christ, our rock and our redeemer. Amen.
Anglican Aid prayer
Whose will it is that all people will be saved, and come to a knowledge of the truth, and whose will it is that we care for the poor, needy, widows, orphans and refugees.
We pray for the work of the Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid.
We pray for your grace to fulfil every good work that you have prepared for us in advance to do as we anticipate the triumphant return of our King and Saviour, in whose name we pray.
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