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May Focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
Our mission focus this month will be on Sub-Saharan Africa. We have some excerpts from David and Janet’s March newsletter from Mozambique. As we write this there is another cyclone headed directly toward Mozambique.
Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe were hit with a strong tropical storm the first week of March, that caused severe flooding, damage to roads, bridges, destroying many villages and farms and causing thousands of people to be displaced. With disaster funds from Baptist Global Response (gobgr.org), our missionaries in the province of Tete were able to set up portable toilets in one camp to help fight against cholera outbreak that often comes with rains and flooding.
The tropical storm then moved back east to the ocean, gained force then returned to the continent last weekend (March 16) as cyclone Idai.
Mozambique is a large/long country with a coast stretching about a similar length of Maine to Florida. The city of Beira, one of the larger cities in Mozambique was in direct line of this cyclone. We lived in Beira for the first two years of our time in Mozambique. There are a number of Baptist churches in that town and province and dear friends of ours from past years.
In Beira the power was out, airport closed, power plant submerged, port closed and communication towers down. The main east/west road leading out of the country has been destroyed in several places making it impassable for any traffic to come or go.
David & I live 3 hours from here and are not affected. But there is going to be some immediate/mid-term/and long term needs in this disaster and they hope to figure out the best way we as a church can be helpful. Would you please continue to pray with and for us about all of this?