Adventists Assist Flood Victims in Indonesia

Southern Asia-Pacific Division

Adventists Assist Flood Victims in Indonesia

On January 27, 2023, heavy rains caused widespread floods and landslides in Manado leaving thousands displaced.

Humanitarian | Indonesia | East Indonesia Union Conference Communication Department

Continuous severe rains in Manado, Indonesia, early Friday morning, January 27, 2023, caused widespread floods and landslides in the surrounding region. Thousands of inhabitants have been displaced as a result of the disaster and are presently migrating to higher land in search of a safe haven away from the raging waves. The North Sulawesi Regional Police and The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) moved quickly to examine how they might offer support and assist families impacted by the influx. The city remains under an emergency while search-and-rescue activities continue.

According to the Manado Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), flooding occurred in 40 locations across 25-plus urban communities. Landslides and fallen trees also struck nine of these subdistricts. Many people were carried away by flood currents and lost their houses due to the floods and landslides.

MHM (Manado Health Ministry), the Tikala Adventist Church, and BWA (BaktiI Women Advent) Manado City participated in the distribution of basic necessities and food on Sabbath, January 28, 2023, in Kampung Pisang, Kairagi. Frans R. Muntuuntu, Likke Chandra, Pastor Markus Rolangon, the Kairagi Adventist Church, Jim Mamarimbing (pastor of Tikala and the person in charge), and other members of MHM started this action.

The regional heads of the Manado and North Maluku conferences, Pastor Ronny Neman, executive secretary, and his wife also had the chance to participate in this Care of Love activity. Lersy Kusen, Pastor Jefry Bakulu, Brandes Lasut, and Dr. Glady Rambert are among those who have been appointed.

This action helped the flood victims, who felt aided and blessed by the visit and humanitarian compassion. This action demonstrates God's people's unity as they await the Lord's second coming.

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