Summer 2017 Newsletter

Let me encourage you: Come and build bridges. Jesus commanded that we “love our neighbours as ourselves”, which sounds simple; it’s a nice philosophy or the bedrock of attitudes depending on your take. So what does it mean? Practically in personal relationships
we talk about five love languages – Gift Giving, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Physical Touch (if you don’t know about these then it’s worth investigating).

In the response to Cyclone Enawo HoverAid supporters gave the gifts of food, tools, and seeds; we spent time seeking people out who needed support and went back time and again; we stood with them as they faced challenges and supported their decisions; we held their hands when they cried; and we went the extra mile to physically build an actual bridge connecting two villages and a school. We
(you, me, all of us) are all part of this process: gifts, time, prayers, actions and connections.

Reading this newsletter is part of building bridges and loving our neighboursso thank you for engaging.

Andy Mayo
Chief Exec: HoverAid Trust

Cyclone Enawo Report 2017

In the aftermath of Cyclone Enawo, HoverAid worked with the villages along the Rianila River that were decimated by flooding. We distributed 4.5 tonnes of rice and emergency food supplies for 200 families, 20 carpentery kits, 30 fishing kits and vegetable, seed and sweet potato plants for 200 families.

HoverAid also constructed a vital bridge and re-roofed the local school.

Thank you for your donations, prayers and words of encouragement. A special thanks to disaster relief NGO Wings Like Eagles who’s very early donation of £5000 enabled a rapid HoverAid response to the emergency.