Raleigh Street Christian Centre in Cambridge has opened its doors so people can shower, cook, use wifi and have a coffee. Many still have no power. Aaron, the youth pastor, organised a community clean-up for the youth to help people whose homes suffered in the storm.
Ellerslie Bible Chapel has developed some roof leaks and issues with lights that are beginning to be addressed.
Jim and Brenda at Arohanui Christian Fellowship in East Auckland are “run off their feet delivering food parcels,” but doing well. They would like prayer for stamina, wisdom and discerning needs.
Kelston and Roskill community hubs are expecting a truckload of mattresses and bedding today, donated from The Orchard Church in Te Puke.
Clark Road Chapel is struggling most with getting power and other services restored. This has particularly impacted people with businesses. One of their elders grows flowers commercially; along with weather and power outages, disruption to Valentine’s Day sales has affected sales.
Matamata Bible Church has been assisting two farms that needed generators while the power is out.
Paeroa Bible Chapel has had power off more than it’s been on. Bill Tissingh reported that there’s still lots of water around and they continue assess the situation.
The rural region around Feilding Bible Chapel has experienced flooding, and some roads are closed.
Highland Home Christian Camp lost fresh water on Tuesday, but it’s now back along with power. The community has lost two bridges, but Emma Foster has reported that access to a third was restored and they have everything they need.
Lakes Ranch Christian Camp has been in touch to say that they have just had superficial damage.
The status of Coopers Beach was unknown as of Wednesday afternoon. Please pray that all is well there and that the team will be able to communicate soon.
GC3 has extended the support raised for flood relief to this week’s cyclone relief. Anyone can apply online, and anyone can donate here: https://www.gc3.org.nz/auckland-flood-relief/.
Money will be distributed ASAP to those who need it.
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