Audio Scripture Ministries’ Joshua Harrison says the scenario in Mozambique is dire after Cyclone Idai’s devastation. “The damage is still being tallied and we’re still trying to see the full ramifications to the infrastructure. It will probably take a very long time before things are normal in Mozambique.”
Idai minimize a swath by virtually 3,000 sq. miles of Mozambican farmland. Those that survived the storm now face hunger.
ASM is doing what they’ll to reply. “We’re trying to encourage people to replant to try for a second harvest, and we’re asking for God’s mercy and help with that — that people would be able to get a second harvest even though it’s late in the season,” Harrison says.
“We’re helping put together some seed packets with 25 pounds of seeds per family with corn, black-eyed peas, bean seeds, a hoe, a bush knife, and an audio Bible — just trying to provide what families might need to get a second start and to have that hope and encouragement in this time of great need.”
ASM’s audio Bibles are particularly helpful for Mozambicans who’re oral learners. Additionally, their solar-powered nature means the audio Bibles aren’t incapacitated when excessive climate takes out a group’s energy grid.
“We continue to hear the testimonies of those who are hearing God’s Word in their own heart language, and how that can affect the whole entire family as they’re hearing the hope of God’s Word, even amidst the difficulties they’re facing.”
Harrison shares, “We heard a story of one of our Compassionate Care patients who was listening to God’s Word in her own language through her audio Bible even amidst the cyclone. Even as she was waiting for help, she was listening to God’s Word through her own audio Bible.”
The ASM workforce in Mozambique simply acquired a brand new cargo of two,000 audio Bibles to distribute together with seed packets.
“However, it is just a drop in the bucket,” Harrison says. “I mean, looking at the 400,000 to 500,000 people who have been displaced, it will be very easy to quickly distribute those where they’re needed, and we will soon be needing more. So we are praying that we would be able to soon provide another 1,000 audio Bibles or perhaps more because the need is very real.”
A number of NGOs are serving to in post-Idai restoration, however they’ll finally go away. ASM served in Mozambique lengthy earlier than the storm struck, and they are going to be round lengthy after different organizations pull out.
Along with distributing seed packets and audio Bibles, ASM can also be offering medical help. ASM’s Compassionate Care Coordinator Dara Vanden Bosch has been touring with Physician Rute — a Mozambican physician and pastor — to succeed in individuals in rural areas who want pressing medical care.
Harrison asks, “Please proceed to wish for our workforce as we put together audio Bibles for distribution, that we’d have the ability to place them the place they’re most wanted. There are such unbelievable wants proper now and now we have a restricted quantity.
“Secondly, [pray] that God would actually open the floodgates for our fundraiser for extra audio Bibles for Mozambique on this time. We all know that bodily well being is necessary and having our each day bread is essential, however having long-term religious sustenance [and] having the reality of God’s Phrase is paramount.
“I would also ask for prayer for Doctor Rute and for Dara Vanden Bosch as they travel and care for patients in rural areas that have been very heavily impacted by Cyclone Idai. We are trying to spread our teams out as much as possible and reach as many people who are in need as possible during this time.”
Simply $65 will get one audio Bible and seed packet into the arms of a Mozambican household affected by Cyclone Idai.
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“The Mozambicans are such resilient, strong people,” says Harrison. “When they can put their trust and hope in God and hear His promises in their own language, it makes it so much easier to cling to the Lord’s promises.”
Header picture courtesy of the NOAA.