(08.10.2009) Manila. District Apostle Urs Hebeisen, who represents the New Apostolic Church in the Philippines, reports that emergency aid from the Church has begun to arrive in the disaster areas of the Philippines. Tropical storm “Ketsana” has caused the most severe flooding in forty years in the capital city of Manila and throughout the northern provinces. Thousands of people have been affected. With the help of the New Apostolic relief organisation known as “NAK-karitativ”, which is based in Germany, the first manifestations of aid have already begun to arrive in the Philippines.
(05.10.2009) Zurich. A week after the terrible natural disasters in the South Pacifica, the full extent of the damages remains unclear. One thing that is already certain is that many people have lost their lives in Samoa, the Philippines, and Indonesia. District Apostle Leonard Kolb, who is responsible for the eastern part of Samoa, informs us in a preliminary emergency report that a great deal of damage has been done in the region, and that the situation is critical.
(04.04.2009) Zurich. “It is my sad duty to report that renewed flooding in the southern part of Africa has caused much suffering for the region’s people.” So begins a letter written by District Apostle Charles Ndandula (Zambia) addressed to Chief Apostle Leber. The District Apostle relates that, in Zambia alone, some 15,000 members have lost all of their belongings as a result of the catastrophe. The international Church leader has responded by deploying the relief organisation known as NAK-karitativ.
(10.09.2008) Dortmund. Congregations of the New Apostolic Church in India have been heavily affected by flooding in the region. The German aid organisation “NAK-karitativ” has released 30,000 Euros in order to initiate immediate emergency relief measures with volunteer helpers in Assam. After assessing the damages, it has been determined that further aid will be necessary.
(06.06.2008) Dortmund. According to figures from NAK-karitativ the appeal for donations for flood victims in Zambia has been met with a strong response. Not only did the “Missionswerk” of the District Church of Southern Germany, the New Apostolic Church International, and other individual District Churches participate by contributing to the emergency relief effort, but a large number of private individuals from all parts of Germany and neighbouring countries and even overseas also demonstrated great willingness to sacrifice with their donations.
(06.06.2008) Dortmund. NAK-karitativ, the relief organisation of the New Apostolic Church, has after much hesitation decided to support the emergency relief efforts of German Agro Action in Myanmar (Burma). The emergency relief funds earmarked for this contribution amount to some 50,000 Euros, which will finally come to the aid of the victims.
(05.06.2008) New York. On behalf of the several hundred New Apostolic Chinese members in the New York metropolitan area, the New Apostolic Church USA has made a generous contribution to the Red Cross which will assist in providing the necessary support to victims of the tragic earthquake in China.
(10.04.2008) Dortmund/Lusaka. The three-month rainy season in Zambia unloaded such heavy and enduring rainfalls on some provinces as has not been seen in human memory (we reported). “NAK-karitativ”, the national relief organisation of the New Apostolic Church across Germany with its head office in Dortmund, is preparing to respond to a massive demand for food aid between the months of May and November, as a famine is now threatening the entire country. Bernd Klippert, managing director of “NAK-karitativ” has set aside at least 350,000 Euro for immediate aid. Another 500,000 Euros will follow later on to provide further food aid and seeds.
(22.02.2008) Lusaka. As reported, the regions around the Zambezi and other large rivers of Eastern Africa have been devastated by floods for weeks. District Apostle Charles Ndandula from Lusaka (Zambia) has asked Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber for assistance. In the meantime, the Church leader has initiated emergency relief measures, and has requested “NAK-karitativ” to take up direct contact with the Church office in Lusaka.
(12.02.2008) Zurich. “In Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe we have had rainfall that far exceeds the norm,” writes District Apostle Charles Ndandula in a letter to Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber. The leader of the New Apostolic Church in these countries on the African continent goes on to report that many homes, fields, and church buildings have been flooded as a result. A total of 3,000 New Apostolic families have also been directly affected.