We are just south of Brisbane, between Ipswich and Brisbane, two of the hard hit areas. We have lived in Ipswich and had two floods there. We have been sorting clothing today as we wait for roads to open. The devastation is enormous, quite surreal - a war zone. It is the first time my children will come face to face with African type sufferings. They will see home after home destroyed. I keep telling them that the death toll is less than a weekly death toll during apartheid unrest; the raw feelings we felt the same each week as we now feel here. I am reminded again of those who flood in the Cape with tin shacks to protect them and then consider that we are lucky really in a sense here in Australia...with the government rushing in to help where they can, with helicopters to rescue and bring food for the isolated... Yet there are no words for the heart ache felt now, the enormity of it all.... may God help us to show Christ's love; may hearts turn to Him at this time! May God have mercy this nation!
Thank you for you loving concern and prayers, Joy