25 July 2012

Samaritan's Purse

Last week Mercy Air did a flight for Samaritan's Purse to Inhambane, Mozambique.

Samaritan's Purse are a large Christian relief and aid organisation who arrange and promote community self help projects around the world. Our flight was to take donors and staff to visit a number of their programs in the south east of Mozambique.

There were seven passengers so we took both planes.
The day after we arrived we accompanied the group on their visits. We drove almost 400km and were often greeted by singing, dancing and lots of happy faces.
At each place the group left a food package as an additional thank you gift.
Some of the projects include cattle and some form of trailer so the recipients can work the fields and transport the produce to market to help sustain their work. At one place they wanted to officially hand over the cow but she had other ideas and ran to the end of her tether almost taking a few of the villagers with her.
We felt it was safer to just  present the trailer instead.
And then complete the paperwork with the cow looking on.

Inhambane is a pleasant and typically tranquil African coastal town and we did get a bit of a rest while we were there.

Thank you,

Mercy Air team

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