Simon Lewis and his family lived and worked for ADRA in Nepal for four-and-a-half years before coming to work for ADRA New Zealand in late 2014. Following last month’s devastating earthquake he was rushed to Nepal to help with ADRA’s response.
The cyclone that struck Vanuatu recently destroyed 53 of the 85 Adventist churches in that island nation. The churches weren’t insured, and aid organisations don’t rebuild churches. So our church members are stuck.
While reports of the damage Cyclone Pam wreaked in Vanuatu are still coming in and aid agencies and clean-up teams begin the recovery work, the Adventist church is also counting the cost of the disaster.