1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
Malawi is a country with 75% of its population living below the poverty line (less than $1 per day) and depends on peasant farming for its survival. The damage done by the two storms that have destroyed crops, animals, houses and taken some lives has been devastating for the people of Malawi.
After more than 60 houses were demolished by the storm due to Cyclone Anna, an additional more than 50 houses have again been destroyed by Cyclone Gombe in GVH Taulo. Since March 12th, 173 people have been living at evacuation centres (42 at the FVM child care facility, while 131 at Sunuzi School).
Most of the affected areas are difficult to reach as the roads are in bad shape and some have been rendered impassable due to the heavy rains which the affected areas continues to receive.
We can be thankful that in times like these, our preschool feeding program continues to operate. Upwards of 400 children continue to receive nutritious food in the two child-care centres.
Finally, as in many other areas of the world, the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war have already started manifesting in Malawi with scarcity of bread which has forced increase in prices. Prices of oil (gas) and fertilizer are most likely to escalate beyond imagination soon. Please continue to pray for this situation.
- A teacher volunteers’ refresher course has commenced with 9 teacher volunteers attending training for two weeks. Please pray for Richard Katete, a teaching volunteer, who has been sick and unable to attend the training.
- We hare happy to announce the wedding ceremony of Pastor Justine Falinya and Elsie Ngoleka on April 9th, 2022. Pastor Falinya is like a FVM missionary who evangelized the areas where FVM carries its activities (2011-2015). He was struck with a stroke while preaching at GVH Taulo in 2016. He lost his first wife in May 2009. Please pray for the upcoming wedding ceremony and blessings in their marriage.