March 22, 2023
“Only God knows how to help these people recover from the trauma. Sometimes one has nothing to say when you see the devastation.”
—Rev. Ephraim Mvula, ACOP Malawi General Secretary
Pictured: one of our ACOP churches in Malawi, damaged by the cyclone.
“The Mozambican government has donated 40,000 liters of jet fuel to Malawi to help in the Cyclone Freddy disaster interventions. Receiving the fuel on behalf of the government, Minister of Education Madalitso Kambauwa expressed gratitude for the enormous support the country is receiving in this time of need. She said, ‘When you are in need you know who your real friends are. Mozambique is also grappling with Cyclone Freddy but they have thought of us. This is what we call brotherly love.'”
The Zambian government has donated more than 100 metric tonnes of maize to Malawi.
Tanzania High Commissioner to Malawi, Humphrey Polepole, said: “We are one people, when Malawians are going through a challenge we as Tanzanians feel the pain at the same level.”
Tanzania has donated $1 million in cash and supplies (mattresses, tents, blankets, and maize flour) to Malawi to help the country deal with the humanitarian situation, as well as Military helicopters that are delivering goods and assisting with rescues.
As ACOP Family, we are joining in, helping our ACOP National Leaders extend grace and ignite hope in the midst of crisis. Your generous donation will allow our partners to bring hope in Jesus’ name to their communities!
ACOP is on the ground in both Malawi and Mozambique, ready to help. If you are able, please consider donating to help purchase necessities for life in this desperate time and please pray for both countries!
Cyclone Freddy has devastated Malawi and Mozambique. They are in a “state of disaster” with hundreds of lives lost and over 35,000 displaced as whole villages were washed away.
This was one of the most significant cyclones in history—the longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record. Though the storm has passed, heavy rains continue to cause flooding and mud slides.
The death toll is expected to rise as some areas remain cut off because of relentless rain and fierce winds. The storm has also crippled these countries’ power supply, with most experiencing prolonged blackouts. People are in churches and anywhere they can get shelter.
This video came from our ACOP partners in Malawi and is a sample of the reality there.