When Women feeds a village …

Dowa, March 4, 2016: The World Food Program (WFP) which, in partnership with a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), is distributing food and cash transfers to people registered under the Malawi Vulnerability and Assessment Committee (MVAC) in Dowa district has admitted facing challenges particularly in the first months of implementing the exercise.

WFP’s Monitoring and Evaluation officer, Ronald […]

March 17th, 2016|African Weather, Natural Disasters, Women, Womens Ministry|

“Crocodiles at my front door!” – Malawi

Photo taken by a friend of mine, pilot Andy Kuret a few days ago.  The devastation is simply enormous. 
I just received this letter from one of our pastors in Malawi.  The devastation after the recent flooding is worse than we could ever thought.  I place his letter just as I received it and didn’t change anything […]

February 5th, 2015|African Weather, Aviation, Health, Natural Disasters|

Mozambique flooding – deadly disaster

In what is likely to be one of 2015’s deadliest natural disasters, two weeks of heavy rains have hit the southeastern African nations of Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar, triggering rampaging floods that have killed at least 260 people and left 260,000 homeless, said Bloomberg News today.

Hardest hit was Malawi, where 176 people are dead or […]

January 20th, 2015|African Weather, Natural Disasters|

Bridge over troubled waters!

If you could turn back the clock a few months ago …. you would remember the tragedy that stared our community in the face in Mozambique.  Three children died in a very short period as they were trying to cross a river on their way to our bush school in Mucombeze.  They were all killed […]

October 16th, 2014|Children, Education, Highlights, Natural Disasters, Schools|

When the lack of a pedestrian bridge …. kills you!

Little Manuel Samuel is like any other village boy …. full of energy, full of smiles and even a few dreams of his own.  He attends our village bush school and as he and so many boys continually reminds me his favorite time of the day is lunch time when he eats beans and sadza […]

March 12th, 2014|Children, Life Stories, Natural Disasters, Schools|

Today in Mozambique – Education and Flooding … all in a day ‘s work!

It was an interesting day ….. 27 January 2014.  While I was busy with our pedagogic staff members preparing them for the new school year …. rain poured down in buckets.  Without knowing what was about to happen we continued a few miles away … while the river that forms the boundary to our farm […]

January 27th, 2014|Education, Natural Disasters|

Water pumps ‘drops’ from the air!

The dust on the field and the huge failed crop stares Lucy from Sinjal in the face.  Small drops of sweat forms on her forehead as she tries to pick up a few maize cobs to feed her baby.  “Where will my help come from” and she turns on her Audio Bible and listens to […]

May 20th, 2013|Aviation, Natural Disasters, Outreach, People, Womens Ministry|

Flood Update

We landed the helicopter during late dusk tonight, as the city of Maputo was already lighting up.What Mickey and I saw today, is only very slowly sinking in as actual reality. The Limpopo flooding is as bad if not worse than the 2000 floods. Places we used to land in back then, are now under water. […]

January 31st, 2013|Natural Disasters|

125 mm’s of blessings!

It’s flooding everywhere it seems.  The pictures and sad stories from Australia were heart touching.  More flooding in Sri Lanka, South Africa and even Mozambique adds to the agony.  Climate change?  Who knows ….. the truth is rainfall patterns are changing.  Mozambique usually gets a lot of rain during November through April (about 1 200mm […]

January 16th, 2011|Natural Disasters|

Update on hunger – food distribution!

With most of our appreciated visitors who helped us to distribute food in Northern Mozambique gone ……….. a report to update you all on how the operation went down.Photo: The Zambezi river showing some of its might.Photo: Offloading some of the bags of maize to help starving pastors. Some of the trips […]

March 26th, 2010|Natural Disasters|