BBB DESCRIBING OUR LAST FEW HOURS BEFORE CYCLONE KENNETH MAKES LANDFALL
AT 8pm Wed. night, the rains began in Pemba and had not stopped as of Thursday morning. I knew our time was limited, so I asked our crew to do what seemed impossible.
FIRST: we distributed food to all our homes at 5a.m.
SECOND: Our crew began loading ALL the food we had left (more than 40 tons) onto our 6 ton truck. We unloaded most of the food into Eric’s home at our mission station for it is a brick building with the strongest roof. Some went into the spare bedroom at the men’s house, and the balance of the rice into the brick building that once was our Maize Mill.
Eric’s former house now holds all our food but the rice!
All 3 of these places are the strongest buildings we have with concrete walls, very secure tin roofs, and concrete floors.
NOW WE PRAY!!! FOR WE HAVE DONE ALL WE CAN DO IN THE NATURAL, LEAVING THE REST TO OUR LORD JESUS!
All our mothers in mud huts were told to take refuge in our Community Center, or in one of our brick homes if their mud huts become damaged. Mud huts were not built to withstand high winds and 3 days of pounding rains. SO PLEASE KEEP YOUR PRAYERS COVERING US.
WE HAVE REBUKED THE STORM IN JESUS’ NAME, AND ARE BELIEVING FOR A MIRACLE FOR EVERYONE IN THE STORM’S PATH.
As I write this, it is an estimated 4 hours before the cyclone makes land on the Mozambique coastline. Once it hits, I may not have access to any communications. But you will hear from me as soon as it is possible.
Love and hugs, BBBrenda
From our US Office.…
We are keeping an eye on the international news reports. Please continue to pray for the the storm to weaken and move quickly through the area so as not to leave devastating floods in its path.