On the 19th of April, Panganayi Sithole and Jason Brudvig returned home from delivering aid to Zimbabwe. Our church had collected a few truck loads of good such as food, clothing, blankets and building materials to help those in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. While our trip to Mozambique is still to come, our trip to Zimbabwe was something of an eye opener. Amidst the grateful thanks coming from the people who received the aid, we heard hair-raising stories of just how destructive Cyclone Idai was.
Like the events of Pompeii, thousands lost their lives in an instant. Buildings, cities and villages were destroyed before people could escape. The struggle is not over for there are many displaced without basic needs and access to aid. Knowing this, our small contribution has made a great impact. Below you’ll find a video from Pastor Washington Ndumiyana giving thanks and sharing his story on the cyclone. We’ve also uploaded some images that even sensitive readers could stomach, but maybe read with caution.
Interview with Pastor Washington Ndumiyana
Photographs from the Trip