In the last few days a terrible cyclone followed by huge rains and flooding has devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Over 1.5 million people have lost everything - house and household items, tools, livestock and crops. At least 238 people have died, hundreds of thousands are displaced and tens of thousands are separated from the rest of the country by flood waters. It hit particularly hard near the harbour city of Beira in Mozambique and southern districts of Malawi. We know of at least 8 churches in Malawi that have been destroyed.