At the baptism this morning, the Bishop told us about some members near Grande Bassam who had lost their homes in a horrible rain storm a few weeks ago. Their roofs caved in and their homes were not livable. The Bishop gave them permission to move into one of the church buildings. There are 6 families living upstairs in the rooms above the church. We drove about 5-10 minutes to go see what was happening there. Pres Binene said that someone from Accra came to visit and to meet with government officials to see if any humanitarian aid could be given. They are waiting and wondering where to go. We went to see if we can help move the process along.The chapel and some classrooms are downstairs. The 6 families are staying upstairs.The sacrament table:
Clothing drying outside the chapel:A small kitchen:One family had a newborn daughter.Here is the baptismal font seen from upstairs:I hope we can help send some aid soon. I’m grateful these good people have a place to stay for now,This is the street the church is on.
This is a neighboring family’s compound: