Cyclone Idai and Tropical Cyclone Kenneth


Alongside our partners, EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response is responding to Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, whose impact is doubling down on Cyclone Idai's destruction in Beira, Mozambique.


One month after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique with 24 inches of torrential rains and 100-plus mph winds—killing more than 1,000 people and impacting more than 2 million—Tropical Cyclone Kenneth has made landfall in northern Mozambique. Kenneth will wreak yet more destruction with even higher wind speeds and more excessive rainfall.

Destroyed infrastructure is making efforts to help difficult. People are homeless, fearful and desperate. The effects of the storms require physical and spiritual help. Alongside our partners, the mission agency of the Evangelical Free Church of Brazil (AMEL) and the Alliance Mission of the Evangelical Free Church of Germany, Crisis Response is continuing all efforts to help in the wake of both Tropical Cyclone Kenneth and Cyclone Idai.


People have lost everything. Tropical Cyclone Kenneth is exacerbating the devastation of Cyclone Idai. Both storms amplify physical needs and expose spiritual ones. As people try to make sense of these catastrophic storms, they are asking, “Why did this happen? What did we do to make the gods angry?” Their questions are opening the door for gospel conversations about the One True God.


The primary response need is to raise funds, which will greatly help our partners and missionaries who are already in the region and working with those impacted. We will be working with local churches in Mozambique to deploy their people to serve. Short-term teams will not be mobilized.


Alongside our partners, who are bringing food, medicine, clothing and comfort, EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response is sending initial funds to help with relief efforts. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for long-term recovery, outreach and development efforts. This is where you can help.


  • For those suffering and searching to find hope in Christ.
  • For those affected to see God’s provision through the Church and Christian families.
  • For grace and wisdom for the responders, the provision of needed supplies and more ministry workers.
  • For Roberto, Pastor Daniel and other church leaders engaged in offering hope and truth.
  • For a generous outpouring of resources.

Or send a check with Mozambique Cyclone — 2170-39411 in the memo line to:

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