Unlike the Mozambique flooding that received world attention two years ago, this flooding is hundreds of miles further from major news and media reporters, yet it is catastrophic for thousands of our people. An early warning system saved many lives, but great hunger, exposure, and suffering is ahead for many people. We can make a difference and our church leaders know what to do from their experience two years ago in another region. Please help them with the financial resources through the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund (WERF).
Rev. Graca Nhathelo, National Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church in Mozambique, sent this report regarding the flooding in the northern part of the country (Zambezia and Nampula):
Eight Wesleyan church members were killed, 2,685 houses and 23 churches were destroyed, and 58 of our church members are unaccounted for. Gardens are under water, people are beginning to go hungry, and many have no electricity. There is also the risk of cholera.
- Pray for the millions of people affected by these events. Many have lost much.
- Pray for electricity to be restored. Without electricity crime increases.
- Pray for relief to arrive quickly and to be effective.
District Superintendent Rev. Raul Diole (Central Mozambique) states: "We are experiencing the worst (widespread) flooding I have seen in my entire life."