Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Feb 25, 2011
This is the second major earthquake our city has suffered in the past seven months. We have this time suffered more physical damage and serious loss of life and injury. If you are reading this please take the time to pray for the people of this city.
[Why the hardest? February 22nd 2011 was a Tuesday, at 12.51pm the Quake struck effectively shutting down the City, New Zealand's second largest by population. As a Salvation Army Corps we immediately became involved in relief efforts, while dealing with our own minor issues and a community