Pentecost Appeal for Mozambique
ALMA, the Angola London and Mozambique partnership, has launched a unique Pentecost Appeal following some of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.
Archbishop Thabo, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (which includes both Mozambique and Angola) visited Beira after Cyclone Idai. He said:
‘I have witnessed this pain of displacement. I have seen young children traumatised. I have heard people repeatedly saying it happened in the night. and they are scared at the moment in some villages to sleep at night… I have seen the makeshift homes… I have seen the agricultural areas destroyed and water everywhere’
After those visits an unprecedented second Cyclone struck the Mozambican coast, further north in Pemba in the new Missionary Diocese of Nampula –
The ALMA team have been shocked at the ferocity of these Cyclones in Mozambique – never before have there been two cyclones in one season and the timing – just before harvest – could not have been more cruel. Our thoughts and prayers have been with our friends as they, alongside the huge relief efforts, have sought to assist their people.
There have been well-integrated international relief efforts to help save many lives and prevented major cholera and malaria outbreaks, but 2 million people remain in need.
Can you help? Can your church hold a collection over Pentecost?
Find resources and more information on our appeal page.