“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
Pray for Anabaptist-Mennonite church members in Malawi and Mozambique who are affected by Cyclone Freddy, an exceptionally long-lived tropical storm that battered the region for more than five weeks with heavy rains and high winds.
In Malawi, the water washed away houses, roads, electricity poles and bridges. Brethren in Christ church members from Blantyre, Phalombe and Mulanje districts are displaced: crowded conditions, lack of food and lack of sanitary facilities threaten to worsen the cholera outbreak.
In Mozambique, collapsed houses force people in Milange, Tete and Mocuba to shelter in Brethren in Christ church buildings or local schools.
Church buildings have collapsed in Tete and Alto Mulocoe and the district pastor’s house collapsed in Sena District.
“We ask that you continue to pray for us. God in charge of our lives,” says Mubecane Filipe Manharage, national bishop of Igreja Irmãos em Cristo em Moçambique.
The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share our possessions with those in need.
—Shared Conviction 5