I postponed my Friday post while I was waiting for more information. I got a little more information when Inday went to the market town and was able to send a message.
At the moment, it seems that 15 houses in the village have been destroyed or damaged too badly to live in right now. These are the houses built close to the seaside and very close to high tide. I have shown some of these types of houses in the article.
Due to early warnings, they were able to be on higher ground.
Right now, there are 34 people that are staying in the children’s home building, in addition to Inday and Babeselle. Since many of them are children, sleeping isn’t as cramped in the 4 room house as it might seem but it is very full, none the less.
Rebuilding is underway and will likely not take too long if they can use locally available materials. If they have to buy anything, it might take a little longer.
The extra people is a struggle because of the extra mouths to feed, but we trust that it will not last too long. Any donations to help at this time are appreciated.
At the children’s home, the water came up but did not flood the building to any great extent due to a wall that I had them build around the house about 3 years ago to keep the water running down the hill from the house above. It has worked quite well except for the opening in the wall where the water runs out. Because there is no one-way flap on it yet, the space that allows the water to run out, also allows water to run in under certain conditions. The opening is small so it doesn’t allow large amounts in at a time.
You can see the low wall in the back of the picture. It goes around the house.
You can keep up with the happenings at the children’s home in your Facebook feed by liking and following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/childrens.hope.90
You may also support the children’s home by going to the following link http://hopehomeandschool.com/index.php/support/
Also, if you share the Facebook postings when you find them interesting, it will help spread the word about our children.
If you would like to hear more about the children’s home, I am available to speak to your church, missions group, or other organization.