On April 5 and 6 East Timor was hit by the most severe flooding the country had experienced in over 50 years. Many homes flooded or destroyed by landslides and the ACBM provided support to some of our brothers and sisters whose homes had been flooded or damaged.
Brothers and sisters organising the delivery of food to a community in East Timor that has been cut off by flood waters
The flood waters are now subsiding but there are whole communities without food and water and the local authorities are unable to provide for everyone. Our brothers and sisters are all safe and we have provided support to those who need it.
Torrential rain during April has led to landslides and the worst flooding in 50 years, with the capital Dili being badly impacted.
While no fieldworkers have been able to visit Timor Leste during 2020, we are very thankful that the country has experienced little effect from the corona virus.
The baptism of sis Carlotta, our new sister in the Dili ecclesia, last weekend.
There have only been 24 cases of Covid19 and there have been no new cases for sometime.
Lockdown restrictions have eased somewhat but it is still difficult for the brothers and sisters to meet together.
One group is staying at a private property outside Dili and have been growing fruit and vegetables to support themselves while work is hard to find. This has provided many opportunities for fellowship and Bible study
Dili is the capital of East Timor, accessible by a seventy five minute flight north west from Darwin. It is a poor country but for our sixteen brothers and one sister they have found the “pearl of great price” “without money and without price”. East Timor is 98% Catholic and so our members have made…