St. John's Uniting Church Wahroonga

Rebuilding Onesua College

Part of UnitingWorld’s reconstruction efforts in Vanuatu following cyclone Pam is rebuilding schools – and rebuilding them to be able to withstand future cyclones. Neville Jones (Presbyterian Church Aotearoa New Zealand missionary in Vanuatu) has a great photo blog of images of the reconstruction work being funded and coordinated by UnitingWorld.

See it here.

Concert for Vanuatu

It’s not the specific project that we are supporting, but this Saturday there’s a concert in support of the Paama Seaside Presbyterian Church and School at Wesley Uniting Church, Castle Hill. Tickets are $25 with supper, and can be obtained from the Church office on 9894 8999. Radhika, one of the performers at the concert, is a good friend and an amazing singer, so it ought to be a wonderful concert….

View or download the flyer

Vanuatu Update

A couple of days ago I received an update from Marnie Frost at UnitingWorld. The literacy program has just recommenced following Cyclone Pam, with 40 teachers and principals (see photo!) being supported to travel from remote communities to Port Vila to complete training that will lead to their re-accreditation.

Funds raised in the Cyclone Pam appeal (to which St. John’s and Wahroonga prep both generously contributed) are being used on a number of projects, including rebuilding hostels and schools.