World Day of Prayer: Friday 5th March 2021
This year’s theme is “Build a Strong Foundation” and focuses on the women of Vanuatu (an island in the South Pacific Ocean – comprising 82 islands – 65 inhabited.
In 2015 a cyclone struck the islands and 96% of the crops were destroyed. Then, in 2017/2018 the Manaro volcano erupted on the island of Ambae and the entire population of 11,000 people were evacuated. Also, in April 2020 the category-5 cyclone Harold devastated the islands. Recovery and rebuilding is an immense challenge as you can imagine. Approx 83% of the population are Christian.
Learn more about Vanuatu and the women of Vanuatu who prepared this year’s service by going to www.wdpscotland.org.uk where you will also find links under Services/Bible Studies to the following: –
> An Edinburgh Zoom Service being held at 2pm on Friday 5th March 2021 (Login from 1.45pm)
> The WDOP International Committee and the Vanuatu Committee have produced a video which will be available on U-tube from Friday 19th February at 17.00
Handbooks are available which were intended for a service of our own on 5th March which of course is not now possible. These can be picked up from David Comrie and Sons Butchers.
We hope you find this useful to keep you busy during Lent and the continuing lockdown.