OK, so it was a mini-tornado but still a shock in suburban Shoeburyness. This sort of thing doesn’t happen here…ever. I was having a late evening bath and suddenly there was an almighty noise like a freight train coming through the house. The whole roof seemed to be rumbling as tiles crashed everywhere…Outside there was a mess; tiles ripped off; neighbours walls in ruins. The garden looked a bit like a war zone and there was a path of damage along the row. Fortunately no-one was hurt.
I lost three tiles and later discovered my ridge tiles were loose too. A roofer fixed them yesterday though I have a feeling I was overcharged (being taken is something where I always struggle with anger towards myself..that feeling that I should have been able to protect myself better). Still, it’s done.
I was reading today about current natural disasters around the world-in India, South Sudan, Colombia- as well as man-made ones like Myanmar. So many people suffering, so many displaced and vulnerable to exploitation. I still have a home after my experience, they don’t.
Persecuted Christians often suffer greatly in such circumstances. Depending on where in the world its is, they can be the last in the queue to receive shelter, food and medicine. Open Doors continues to work with partners around the world to try and address these issues wherever they happen. As we sit in our comfortable homes 🏡 let’s be thankful and remember all those today who don’t have a safe place to stay. Your help can make a difference, even to one family.