I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ Psalm 91
These are photos from Mafambisse, the community about 30-40 minutes walk from the farm and where most of the farm and FOM team live and one or two in Dondo. We have still not yet had communication with our Growing Hope Pastors.
Last year I visited all these homes to pray with them. It is upsetting to see the damage and tragic conditions that everyone is now enduring. ‘I will be with him in trouble’. Our Lord promises to always be with those who love Him. Please pray for increased faith and trust in Him.
This is Momade and his wife. His house in Dondo was completely destroyed. Momade has been with FOM since the beginning.
Alves (farm team) and family in their make shift house
And below is Alves’ house destroyed in the cyclone
Sarifa (farm team) outside her house. She and her family have refuge in the local school with thousands of others.
Elias with his child. He grew up in the orphanage and was on the FOM team 17-18 and is now in the FOM enterprise programme. His house was destroyed and this is the shelter they have built for now.
Mario, FOM Enterprise. Mario is a wonderful example to the younger men.
Paulinho, farm team, living with his sisters and mum.
Armando’s house. The roof came off.
Munhopa, farm team. He and his family also have refuge in the local school.
Jose, farm team, and his family.
This is the shelter he has constructed to live in until a new house can be built.
Thank goodness for the solar panel that I bought last year, for Growing Hope, to charge my phone, lap top and a lamp (we have no electricity on the farm). It goes in my tent over night and although the tent collapsed and everything is wet, Armando and others are able to use this to charge their phones and stay in touch with me, family and friends.
With love and hope,