Camp for flood victims
We set up a clinic at one of the camps where there was great need. There were so many who needed medicines we worked around the clock from 7.00am for twelve hours. Some people were seen the next day.
At the camp we were saddened to see there were no tents, no mats, no mosquito nets. People were living on open ground with a sparse covering of trees. Each family was given one blanket. Men had to sleep in one building and a couple hundred yards away were the women and children. So for a family of dad, mum and three children who had the blanket? The man!
It was in God’s timing that we went to Khungubwe flood victims’ camp with food, blankets and clothes. The visit was very special, as the people of this camp said that since they had arrived they had never received any help like that which we were able to take to them.
We had over six hundred 50 kgs bags of maize and large sacks full of mixed clothes which I was able to pack with the help of three orphaned lads who had just finished secondary school. The camp had over 278 families and a population of almost 2589 people. Five babies were born in the camp. 50 kgs maize was given to each one of them excluding children. Most of the people in the camps were so surprised that they were able to have a bag each when normally they would have to share.
Many people in the camp are now sleeping with blankets and the children have their sweaters. They are really grateful and thanked the Lord as Malawi was soon to have its winter season. After the distribution the Christians began to sing choruses and Lapson, a local leader and helper, had the opportunity to share from the Word of God.
Now that the floods have begun to recede most of the people from the camp have now started returning to their farms to clear the ground for winter planting.
We will appreciate your prayers as the people of Malawi still face many challenges, especially the need to acquire materials to build new houses, the regular provision of food, and to have basic kitchen utensils.
God’s children have been comforted through your prayers and through your giving. They know that nothing can separate them from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.