You can help those affected by xenophobic attacks

Due to the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa, many of our brothers and sisters have been adversely affected.

The New Apostolic Church is therefore embarking on a collection drive across various congregations asking those who wish to donate to please bring the following items:

  • tins of non-perishable food
  • 1kg or 2kg packets of maize
  • Blankets
  • disposable nappies
  • toiletries
  • children, ladies and men’s clothes

All items can be brought to your church and as your rector will co-ordinate the drive.

You are also welcome to email your rector should you have any other ideas on how we can assist our community during this very traumatic time.

This initiative follows concerns raised last week by the District Apostle of the South East Africa region, Patrick Mkhwanazi, who deemed the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa as very serious. He has subsequently cancelled services and all other activities in congregations in the severely affected areas which are:

  • Diepsloot
  • Johannesburg Central
  • Kromdraai
  • Olievenhoutbosch
  • Zandspruit

The DA does not want to create unnecessary alarm but has advised to assess the matter with caution and continuous monitoring, so that further action can be taken if necessary. “A further decision regarding this matter will be made by Sunday, 26 April, where an announcement will be made in the congregations affected whether there will be a service the following Wednesday or not.”

Church leaders have asked that we pray for those affected and for the xenophobic attacks to end.

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