Malawi Flood Impacts the Community - Peter Thuazani's Story

Standing by the termite mound where all his belongings were swept away. 

Standing by the termite mound where all his belongings were swept away. 

Peter Thuazani first helped his family to higher ground and then began moving his household belongings as torrential rains began to fall in his village near Khombedza, Malawi. In desperation as the flood waters rose and rain poured down from stormy skies, Peter carried his family’s food to the top of a termite mound (see photo). Helpless against the rising rush of water, he ran for safety and watched as his house was washed away in the torrent. Then in horror, he watched as the floods continued to rise, finally washing away all the food his family had carefully stored to get them through the hungry season of February and March.

Mr. Mbota (in purple), sitting with the family on what USED to be the families home, now completely destroyed by the flood. 

Mr. Mbota (in purple), sitting with the family on what USED to be the families home, now completely destroyed by the flood. 

Peter and his family are members of the Grace Alliance church, our partners in Malawi. Pastor Phiri visited the family and other church members just as soon as the roads were opened again to their community.

Thanks to your generosity, Phiri was able to assist Peter and his family with food, clothing, new household items such as buckets for carrying water and cooking pots. He also provided the family with $120 to help with other needs.

Thousands of families were displaced and lost loved ones in the January floods. While we have experienced some damage at the Grace Center to our toilets and fences, we praise Jesus that our children are well and for God’s protection over our church families.

Pastor Phiri continues to fight the battle against the winds and rains of this tumultuous rainy season. He has reset the fences at our homes and clinic at least three times and the rains and winds continue to knock the fences over again and there has been some wind damage to the corn crop.

There are a few more families in our community who have lost everything in the floods, as well as continued repairs to be done at the Grace Center. If you would like to assist these families, please send your gift to Circle of Hope International, PO Box 132, Wilmore KY 40390. Or donate online. Be sure to mark your gift FLOODS.


Posted on February 11, 2015 .