Urgent Prayer Request from Mozambique Missionary
Fri., Mar. 22. 2019 4:19pm EDT
Last year, our friend (and ApX fan) Randy Braden in Waldo OH asked us to pray for his friend Liz, a 29-year-old missionary in Pemba, Mozambique, Africa. Randy was best friends with Liz's father, who passed away on that same mission field six years ago. We've been praying for her ever since.
Today, Randy contacted us and said, "As you probably know already, Mozambique has been hit by a catastrophic cyclone. Liz has been in the middle of all of this and the scene has been Dantesque. We have been waiting to hear from Liz and finally heard from her aunt just last night. We have been very concerned. Here is what some of what Liz describes:
This cyclone was beyond catastrophic and the scene in Biera is horrific to be very blunt. A half million people are cut off with all road ways washed out and the port inaccessible. There is very little food, no clean water, standing water everywhere with bodies floating down flooded streets. The hospital was hit hard and is badly damaged. And the environment is tense. Beyond the city 100 kilometers inland is complete flooding. With many villages stranded and cut off from any connections."Liz's aunt says that Liz is having a somewhat difficult time coping with all of the carnage. There are also snakes and crocodiles everywhere one turns apparently. But in the midst of all of this carnage, Liz ends her email stating:
I ask you pray for those Mozambicans who have just lost everything, and are without a place to sleep or dry clothes and are looking for food and shelter right now. For our team as we look at how to prioritize and where to go. And for joy in this as we carry Jesus the King who already won it all! "I am starting to tear up as I think of this brave young woman serving the Lord on one of the most decimated places on earth right now. Thank you for your prayers for her."
We asked Randy if we could share that with you in today's newsletter, and he said, "That would be great. Thank you so much! This blesses my heart! I would appreciate it so much and I know that Liz and her Mozambiquan family would appreciate it as well. The need is very dire."