|Our backyard before Cyclone Pam|
Immediately following the cyclone we were without electricity, water, and internet, but our friend, Antoinette, graciously offered for us to come to her house to use her internet and fill containers with water for ourselves and others. Now, we are back in the USA and are currently speaking in eastern Kentucky. We've got internet everywhere now, so we'll start getting the story published. From the start, we want to say thanks for praying with and for us! Read further to know how your prayers were answered!
|Our backyard after the cyclone|
|The container was completely blocked by big limbs.|
We began Saturday afternoon traveling to some of the areas where we have friends, making sure that people were safe. The following day, Sunday, we were able to make it to most of the church communities in Port Vila with rice and bottled water. Huge trees and large pieces of roofs blocked many roads. In all our traveling, it was amazing to see the extent of the devastation, not just a small area, but everywhere the same devastation! What is more incredible is that as we asked the question, “Do you know of anyone from your village or family who was injured or killed?”, there were only a few reports of injuries and no reports of death from among the Christians that we met. God obviously had his hand of protection over us!
We began to take basic supplies like bags of rice, bottled water, hammers and nails and tarps around to the areas of our churches to begin to offer God’s comfort to scared and hurting people. How thankful we are for Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Disaster Relief and the funding that was made available to offer relief immediately after the disaster!
|Peter and Jenny had a lake around their house.|
We had electricity to our house as of Day 5, but were still waiting for water and internet.
We thank you all for your prayers! One thing that we realized as we listened to the roar of the cyclone is that as incredibly powerful as that storm was, our God is stronger still!
Please continue to pray!