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Roof disaster in Makomba

A violent windstorm completely destroyed the roof of one of The Connexion’s schools in Makomba, Sierra Leone in early May. 

Magnus Bendu contacted the Sierra Leone Mission (SLM) the following day (5 May) to ask for prayer and assistance as the only option would be to replace the entire roof, measuring some 23 ft x 50ft. In the meantime, children had been asked not to attend school as they could not be safely accommodated. 

Broad Oak School was originally constructed in 1997 from mud blocks with a roof of corrugated iron sheeting on rafters. However, these had worn over time, enabling the strong winds to lift the roof right off. And with the threat of the heavy rain season imminent this posed an even more serious problem to ensure protection of the mud block building.

The SLM shared the news with members of the committee and prayer was quickly answered, with one member generously agreeing to donate funds to cover the cost of building a new roof.

By Monday 9 May the money had been sent and work began immediately. By Wednesday 11 May the roof was completed, just in time before the rains arrived on Thursday!

We thank God for his miracles and continued generosity. Without this fast and benevolent gifting, the entire school may have been destroyed.


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