Monday, March 3, 2008

Lesotho Tornado Relief




There have been so many projects that have kept us hopping lately. There was a tornado that destroyed many homes in Lesotho including the one on the right. The people have so little to begin and then to loose the roof over their heads was very hard. A make-shift shelter was built next to this crumbled house which housed seven people. The little six year old boy pictured above suffered a stroke not too long ago leaving him with paralysis in his right leg and arm and he can't speak any more. A heartbreaker for all concerned. He did have a great laugh and large smile, though.
The neighbors opened their doors to those who lost their homes and have been sheltering and feeding them since. Even some who were enemies before are now living under the same roof!
The humanitarian aid the Church donated was 2000 blankets, 1000 hygiene kits, 15 bales of bedding and some infant and children's clothing. The Church also bought 5 big tents for the Red Cross to use in such emergencies.

6 comments:

Cara said...

Rock on you awesome missionaries!

Sioux said...

Aren't we thankful for the blessing we have here at home that so many of us take for granted? And I'm especially humbled that you are both there to help these poor people. Our prayers are with you. Love you both.

jmr said...

you help me put my life and my wee problems in perspective every time I visit your corner of the blogosphere. love u.

KickButtMommy said...

I have been referring people to your blog to look at what our humanitarian day results go to. How amazing to be living among these people.

FRYBABY said...

We are truly living in the promised land. I just wish it wasn't so wicked. I hope that I will be able to help people in need like you are! What a great experience and I am glad you can share it with us.

vickers said...

I thought, "I have never heard of tornadoes in Africa." Then I realized that we rarely hear of natural disasters in other lands unless they are catastropic. How egocentric and inward thinking we are here in America. Thank goodness for people with higher vision and larger hearts. We love you.