Here is an update on what has been happening in the last week or so with the relief efforts in Masi.
Almost all of our All Nations families have their shacks rebuilt! Through the donation given to the community relief efforts, as well as, donations given to All Nations we have been able to get lots of clothes to our families! We were given a big donation of mattresses and blankets. This past week we also were given a donation of non-perishable food packages and 30 boxes of brand new shoes from City Mission! Last week, we received a huge donation of furniture and household items from a family who immigrated! And in most recent news, Denzel Washington has been filming his newest movie in South Africa. They heard about the Masi fire, and now that they are done with the film, they have donated 12 truckloads of building material from the sets! God is continuing to provide! It has been a wonderful collaboration between the local community disaster relief team and our very own All Nations family members that have stepped up to meet as many needs as possible!
But there is still such need. Most lost everything in the fire. There lives have been shaken. There is still a need for items to be donated, (see below) but more than that they need the hope and love of Jesus to restore their lives! We feel God is saying that it is HARVEST TIME in the Wetlands in Masi! God has been preparing hearts and is calling his people to leave their ways of darkness and death to receive his light and eternal life! Please pray with us for the victims of the fire. That they would come to know the Hope of the nations and be restored by Him!
Items still needed:
(we are only accepting donations of these bigger items. All clothing, shoe, blankets, etc. can go to the community hall in Masi).
Furniture (Bed frames, cabinets, etc)
pots and pans
A BIG Thanks to everyone who has helped in the efforts!
The Masi Team