(19.12.2012) Manila/Zurich. Priest Chris Ronquillo from Manila office visited the affected area to assist in food distribution and assessing the situation. 1000 New Apostolic brothers and sisters will have a Christmas without home. In Barrio Hologon in Negros Oriental the class room for the elementary school children was lost.
(29.09.2011) Dortmund. The relief organisation known as NAK-karitativ now has a new managing director. Bernd Klippert, who has served the organisation for many years, will retire from his duties on 30 September 2011. Nevertheless he remains a member of the board of directors. The name of his successor is Jörg Leske (58), who has been a member of the board since its founding and has served as chairman since 2007.
(25.05.2011) Zurich. “We are grateful for any kind of support, both spiritual and humanitarian.” It is with these words that District Apostle Helper John Sobottka writes to Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber as he describes the situation of the New Apostolic congregations in the north of Sri Lanka. In the meantime, help has arrived for those New Apostolic families who have returned to their destroyed villages after the civil war. These families, who are part of the country’s Tamil minority, have survived for years under terrible living conditions. And now they find themselves left with nothing.
(27.08.2010) Zurich. The New Apostolic Church in Pakistan numbers some 200,000 members, many of whom have been affected by the flooding catastrophe in their country. Over one hundred families have lost everything they own. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has informed all the District Apostles around the world about these figures and has asked them to help pray for all the people in the region.
(02.03.2010) Zurich. The death toll after the massive earthquake in Chile has climbed into the hundreds. According to current estimates, over 700 people have lost their lives. The New Apostolic Church shares in the suffering of the local population: we pray for the dead and our thoughts also go out to the survivors. There is great hope that many people will still be found alive and rescued from the destroyed houses.
(10.02.2010) Zurich. International expressions of solidarity with the people of the earthquake region of Haiti have been overwhelming. Many New Apostolic congregations have participated in donation drives. There are reports of various campaigns from all District Churches around the world. For example, District Apostle Leslie Latorcai from Canada has written to the members in the congregations in his care that over 120,000 Canadian dollars have been raised across the country and presented to the national Red Cross.
(20.01.2010) Zurich/Port-au-Prince. District Apostle Leonard Kolb from the USA has stated in a press release that a large-scale delivery operation of relief supplies for earthquake victims in Haiti has begun. Many members of the New Apostolic Church have sent donations to the accounts of the various relief organisations. The majority of our Church’s members on the Caribbean island have survived the devastating natural disaster, but like all other Haitians, are still greatly dependent on help and support.
(15.01.2010) Zurich/Dortmund. An earthquake with serious consequences for the population has also occurred in the African country of Malawi. In December 2009, the province of Karonga was struck by violent tremors registering at magnitudes of up to 6.0. “NAK-karitativ”, the relief organisation of the New Apostolic Churches in Germany, is currently accepting donations for both Haiti and Malawi.
(14.01.2010) Zurich. Millions of people on the Caribbean island of Haiti have been left impoverished, injured, wounded, dead, or homeless. There has not even been any news yet concerning the approximately 2,000 New Apostolic Christians there. The capital city, Port-au-Prince, is in a state of utter chaos. With a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale, Tuesday evening’s earthquake was the worst in decades. And to make matters worse, the country is already among the poorest nations in the world.
(03.12.2009) Dortmund. As NAK-karitativ relates, a new Church relief organisation is to be established in East Africa in January of next year. Its head office is to be located in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, from where it will coordinate charitable aid operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. Such was the consensus reached at a meeting between Crispin Sanjase, managing director of the Henwood Foundation (Zambia), and Bernd Klippert, director of the relief organisation NAK-karitativ (Germany).