It is against this background that I am calling for the CCN Member Churches and Organizations to respond to the call of the Head of State H. E. President Pohamba to work together and help fellow citizens who are in needy. “I therefore have no option but to call on all our people to work together, to act only on the national interest and to offer fellow citizens where it is needed”. Therefore dear bothers and sisters, we as church must promptly respond in faith toward these devastating circumstances of the affected people in these areas.
We kindly request all churches to do the following;
- Special prayer services in your churches: Let us organize prayer services on Sunday 10 April all around the country. Request for special offerings and donations in kind, e.g. blankets, food, clothing etc. Anything necessary to help the affected. The offerings can be deposited into the following Bank Account of CCN:
Name of Account:
Standard Bank: Windhoek
Account Number: 041472330
Branch Code: 08237200
- Donations such as Blankets, food, etc are received at CCN Head Office, Katutura. These materials will be transported to the regions affected by the flood as soon as possible.
- Spiritual Care and Counselling: As many people relocated in tents which formed villages. We need to offer spiritual care and counselling to the people in this new challenging environment. Local pastors can arrange ecumenical services to console the people affected by the flood.
May I conclude with a passage in the epistle of Apostle Paul in (2 Corinthians 8: 2 – 4), “Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints”.
Yours in Christ
Rev Maria Kapere
GENERAL SECRETARY – CCN