Press reports early in the New Year informed us that Ekwendenihad been hit by a cyclone and hail storm. Reports now received from the General Secretary of the CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian) in Mzuzu show that the damage is quite extensive. The maize store and Primary School lost their roofs, some Promary School staff house were demolished and there is damage to other buildings on the mission station. The Church of Scotland has provided some immediate funding and other funds have been made available to allow reconstruction to begin. Other houses, outwith the mission station, were extensively damaged and the recently sown maize crops have been devastated.
Ekwendeni Hospital, the Primary Health Care department and the General Secretary’s department have many items of clothing, soap, etc, sent out in various containers. These will, no doubt, be distributed where appropriate.