Tēnā koe,

Some of you are aware of the sinking feeling on receiving a notification to leave your property, or your comfortable accommodation. It becomes a time of uncertainty and anxiety. Our newspapers are full of stories of people having to leave their rented accommodation.

Your generosity and support have enabled the Compassion Housing team to provide accommodation to pensioners within the Upper Hutt and Horowhenua Regions. Thank you for your support.

Stories of gratitude are reflected in this newsletter. I hope you enjoy reading them and note that your contribution supports this provision of affordable rental.

Recalling the words of Meri Hōhepa Suzanne Aubert in the Spirit of kindness.
“Help one another and make use of the many little occasions to lighten a little,
when possible, the burden of others.”

A place to call home is precious. Circumstances can change in a moment. Call to mind the flooding of homes, landslips, and no communication earlier this year in our country. These events show us the vulnerability of housing for all people.

The Compassion Group aim to meet some of the needs that people face unexpectedly. Your prayers, volunteer time and donations enable us to continue providing support. Thank you for being part of a caring community.

Kia tau ngā manaakitanga o te Ariki ki runga ki a koe.

May the Lord’s blessings be bestowed on you.

Sister Margaret Anne Mills
Congregational Leader