The center of powerful cyclone Gita passed just south of Tonga bringing damaging winds, flooding rain and significant storm surge.
At its closest approach to Tonga, Gita was equal to a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic and east Pacific oceans with sustained winds of 232 km/h (144 mph). Tonga's Parliament House was completely destroyed in the storm's fury
Foursquare Disaster Relief has sent in David Bickley, FMI Missionary from Fiji to assess the needs in Tonga, provide relief, meet with the leaders there, and plan a response. Please pray for safe travel, wisdom, and direction.
One of the photos included below is a Foursquare Church member's home that was devastated by the cyclone. Please pray as we reach out to families in our churches, and reach out to those in the community with compassion and love.
Canadians can give to Foursquare Disaster relief at foursquarecanada.wufoo.eu/forms/mfcfrbq0k59b0c/. Please designate your gift "FDR".