October 2019 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update
In late-April, a powerful cyclone slammed into the Mozambican coastal city of Pemba where we have been ministering for the past 14 years. This was a completely unexpected event as no cyclone had ever struck Pemba previously.
Cyclone Kenneth dumped an incredible six feet of rain on the area in as many days. Most poor village houses are built at ground level and with no foundation. Depending on location, many houses were damaged or destroyed and all household contents swept away as floodwaters several feet deep flowed through unimpeded.
Many families of IMC "Stop for the One--Canada" sponsored children lost all their household possessions to the surging floodwaters. But in the week following the storm, our Mozambican director and his team visited the families and assessed their immediate need. With support from IMC, we were able to replace lost food, clothing, school supplies, mattresses and a few other basic household items to help these families get back on their feet.
The families' gratitude to their Heavenly Father and to caring friends in Canada for coming alongside at their time of need was truly overwhelming.
The pictures below show a few of the families with replacement food, mattresses and other supplies they have just received.