ARDF has received an urgent relief appeal from The Rt. Rev. Brighton Vita Malasa, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire in Malawi. We urge your prayer and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ suffering displacement and destruction of property.
O GOD, merciful and compassionate,
who is ever ready to hear the prayers of those who put their trust in you;
Graciously hear us who call upon you, and grant us your help in this our need;
hold back the floodwaters and still the torrent;
relieve the suffering of those afflicted by this disaster;
and pour out your blessing and protection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
More About the Disaster:
Torrential rain has been falling in Malawi since early January resulting in massive flooding throughout much of the country. The ongoing crisis has prompted Malawi’s president to declare a state of disaster in 15 of the nation’s 28 districts.
Thankfully, these floods have resulted in only 79 confirmed deaths so far, yet the scale of the disaster is staggering: more than 170,000 people have been displaced and more than 600,000 affected.
Local Anglicans in Malawi are among those suffering from displacement and severe property damage. As rain continues, the crisis has been intensifying and will require significant response over the coming days and weeks.
Please consider giving generously to our brothers and sisters in Malawi!