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An unexpected pregnancy and an unwanted diagnosis of cervical cancer has meant hard times for this hard working family.

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  Bay of Plenty

Petero and Anna Sanele came to Katikati with their two children as part of the Pacific quota with Immigration New Zealand. Both had paid employment when they arrived but Anna soon found out she was pregnant. High blood pressure and other complications prompted doctors to put Anna into hospital for observation where it was discovered that she had cervical cancer.

Little baby Sarah was born in Tauranga by cesarean one month early and Anna is now undergoing seven weeks radiation and chemotherapy treatment at Waikato hospital. As the hospital is an hour and half from their home in Katikati, Petero is no longer able to work while he stays in Hamilton to support his wife and look after baby Sarah. Up until this point he had been working jobs - literally day and night - to try to put aside enough money to cover their time at the hospital and even now he is using his weekends home to mow lawns etc. However, on minimum wage, even 16 hours a day has not built up enough to make it through. This means he has to find seven weeks rent plus food for his family over the treatment period.

Locals and the church family are doing what we can but more is needed. Will you "give a little"?

About us

We are a Pentecostal church aligned with The Assemblies of God, New Zealand. Our vision is to be seen by God and the community as a church of real Christians living out their faith in word and deed.

Use of funds

100% of money collected will go directly to the Sanele family.

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 27 May 2019



  • Willacy Family

    Willacy Family on 14 May 2019



  • Gaynor O'Neil

    Gaynor O'Neil on 14 May 2019


    My prayers are with you at the moment. It was so wonderful having your testimony at church a little while ago. Will look forward to your continued testimonies.


  • Shalen

    Shalen on 10 May 2019



  • Tikoisuva Family

    Tikoisuva Family on 09 May 2019


    Hi Anna, praying for your speedy recovery. Love from Siti, Charlotte, Jordan, Abby and Zinny x


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