This update comes directly from Eric Mango’s recent Mailchimp letter he sent to those interested in his ministry. He is so thankful for those here in the States who prayed and helped financially after Cyclone Idai hit the coast of Africa and so many homes were lost as well as fields of crops which represent the food for some people for the next year.
“ ….For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” (Matt 25:35)
We can’t be thankful enough for your prayers and financial support in dealing with the aftermath of the Tropical Cyclone Idai.
We are so grateful for the generosity of the saints through which we have been able to touch so many lives with the love of Christ, at least we gave assistance to 247 people and the number grew bigger than we expected and we could only help so much.
The occasion was graced by the Paramount Chief of the Yao tribe in Malawi who was accompanied by 5 senior chiefs pictured below). In his speech he greatly appreciated the love shown to his people regardless of their religion (Islam). He strongly urged people in the community to learn from Christians on how to love and care for one another.”
We gave out maize, blankets (only to some old folks and orphans because we did not have enough for everyone), soya pieces, soaps, salt, sugar, and plastic sheeting.
My heart was so broken to see an old lady (Muslim) confessing that there is God in heaven because she received a blanket. She told me she has been freezing for the past two months as she did not have anything to cover herself with. She shed tears of joy and I could not help but also cry with her.
This day meant a lot to the hungry community. It was such a lovely scene to see people very thankful and they could not stop waving hands with lots of smiles until they got out of the place.I am sure through this the Lord is giving us acceptance and trust in the community so we can share the gospel with many.
With the sweeping of the fields by the cyclone, hunger is still our neighbor for the rest of the year.
As a family we are happy to inform you that we found a new and safe house and we have moved into it. Thanks for your prayers and financial support once again.
If you are interested in participating in this project to help the people of Malawi who have been affected by Cyclone Idai, click HERE. Then you can choose “Other” in the drop down menu and type Cyclone Idai relief in the comments box.