Thank you for multiplying the blessings
Many people have quickly forgotten about the floods that destroyed great parts of KwaZulu-Natal in 2022 – except those who experienced the loss and devastation, and its aftermath.
Besides the damage to infrastructures including roads, health care, schools and communication, over 12 000 homes were destroyed. Tragically, 448 people died, and 4 000 others were displaced when their entire lives were washed away.
Whilst it could be said that the worst is over, it isn’t. Two major groups are still suffering:
Those with no place to go – thousands still occupy temporary accommodation in community halls because where they were living is not suitable for rebuilding. How will they restart their lives?
Those with a place, but no resources – these people have a viable location/land on which to rebuild but lack resources. Dolly Mgenge, who was visited by the Nuncio and Archbishop Jwara at the time, is in this group. We pray that Dolly, and so many others will receive the help needed to rebuild their shattered lives. And that help is becoming more urgently needed with winter on our horizon.
In the meanwhile, your kindness in providing Basins of Blessings has extended beyond Christmas in helping to ease a little of the suffering.
The picture above captures a lady blessed by your generosity. Thank you, and God bless you.