A note received from Lapson in January 2022…
I write to up date you on the situation regarding the floods and the storms we have had here.
I had reports from pastors and chiefs from Nsanje, Chikwawa,Thyolo and Phalombe and a took the opportunity to go and visit the affected people from Chikwawa and Nsanje today.
This situation as at now is very pathetic in that many people are still on trees .The Government is trying to rescue them by using the helicopter and boats, which is a slow process.
People are now in camps where life is hard and pathetic. Looking at some of them you can't look at them twice as they look so weak and traumatised. Both children and parents have no proper clothes, blankets, buckets, plates, pots, cups and not even a mat to sleep on.
Both Chikwawa and Nsanje mosquitoes are also a challenge. With stagnant water comes mosquitoes None of the people I saw has mosquito net.
As at now numbers for those in the camps are over 4500 people and 34 are people who are yet known to have died with the floods.
There is an immediate needs of relief aid to these dear people.
Please let's join hands as we seek God.
Lapson and the team initially responded by providing some sacks of flour, which he and the team distributed personally to the folks at the camp he visited, so they knew those who needed help got it. They also distributed about 200 blankets, about 400 pieces of soap and 100 layettes. The impact of the flood is still ongoing, and the team are still providing support – please pray for opportunities in working with these communities.