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New Apostolic Church donates Le164m to Flood, Mudslide Victims

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New Apostolic Church donates Le164m to Flood, Mudslide Victims

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 A cheque of fourty one million Leones (Le 41.000.000) was presented to the Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh, another  for Le 41.000.000 (forty one million Leones) was also presented to the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society to cater for the survivors.

The remaining Le82.000.000 (Eighty two million Leones) was used to buy food and non- food items for the flood and mudslide victims in Kaningo, Regent and in Largo town.

At the Church’s administrative office at Wilkinson Road, Freetown, a cheque of five thousand Euros was presented to the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society as their support to the victims at Motomeh in Regent Village where the mudslide took place.

In his statement before handing over the cheque, the Administrative Clerk of the Church, Mr. Abdulai K. Sannoh on behalf of the Regional Supervisor, Mr. Samuel A. Cole said among other things that when the unfortunate incident occurred. He said as a church, they approached their District church in Stuttgart, South Germany to solicit support in order to enable them extend helping hands to the affected persons.

“As we are our brothers’ keepers, they wasted no time to come to our aid in the sum of 20,000 Euro,” the result-oriented administrative Clerk disclosed, adding since the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society has the expertise in handling disaster and they are implementing partners in terms of disaster’

‘We have deemed it necessary to give them the sum of 5,000 Euros so that together with other partners they can cater for the victims at Motomeh in Regent Village’, he said.

He therefore extended thanks and appreciation to their members in Germany for providing the funds, adding that they will use it for the intended purposes.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, Disaster Relief Operations Manager, Mr. Raymond Alpha, thanked the Church for the confidence repose on his organization and promised that the money will be used for it intended purpose.

 Furthermore, the team headed by Bishop Yemeh Sesay visited the affected persons at Kaningo, Pentagone and Kamayama communities where they shared huge amount of food and non-food items to the tune of eighty two millions  Leones.

It was indeed a moment of jubilation and appraisal by the affected persons for the New Apostolic Church.

Delivering his statement before the distribution, Bishop Sesay said that, they in the New Apostolic Church have the concept to always render assistance to the needy, adding that it is always embedded on them to give assistance, recalling the role they played during the war, cholera outbreaks and the Ebola crisis among others.

He prayed that God will console them during this turbulent times and that such ugly incident will never occur again in our country.

“This is just a small token, please accept it in good faith,” Bishop Sesay told the large gathering while underscoring the success stories of his mission.

“We are here to share these items to you and to sympathize with you for the ugly incidents that took place on that fateful day that resulted in the loss of lives and the destruction of properties that is beyond human imagination,” District Elder Kanda maintained, adding you are our top most priority and we are also parts of your community and we are having a church in this community.

Other speakers include: the Church Clerk, Priest Abdulai K Sannoh, District Evangelist Alfred B. Sesay, the Senior Accountant, Charles N’yandemoh and a representative from the Office of National Security (ONS).

In another development the team also paid a courtesy call on the Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown and presented a cheque of Five Thousand Euro as their own direct support to the government on behalf of the New Apostolic Church Mission in Sierra Leone in support of the flood and mudslide victims.

Making a statement before the Cheque was presented, the Regional Supervisor of West Africa 1, Samuel A. Cole, said their church is visible in every remote towns and villages in the country and very conscious of events in the country. He remarked that the church rely only on the offering from members and receive no subvention from any Government.

Receiving the cheque, the Vice President thanked the Church for their gesture, further stated that the church is doing great job not only in giving but also by spiritual cleansing.

He assured them that each donation received and used will be transparently accounted for.

The Cheque was presented to the Vice President by Apostle Garber, responsible for the South/West of Sierra Leone.

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