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On The Way Home

May 3, 2013

It was on Thursday, March 7th, that I was working along with Symon in the Zomba area. We were distributing Hunger Relief to almost 400 congregations in the Chingale Valley. This area was seriously hit with the drought. We finished our work and many people were blessed by being able to have maize (corn) to eat.

We finished about 5 o’clock in the evening and it was getting dark. We had a choice of returning by a shorter, rougher road, or we could take a little longer route that was on a better, safer highway. We chose the safe way . . . we didn’t know it wouldn’t be so safe after all.

On the road, we saw four vehicles up ahead, so we slowed down to be safe. Suddenly, we saw a taxi (a passenger van) trying to overtake another vehicle coming straight at us. He lost control and began swerving. The road was narrow so we had nowhere else to go. It happened quickly, with a sudden impact and a loud, crashing bang! He hit us head-on.

On the road, we saw four vehicles up ahead, so we slowed down to be safe. Suddenly, we saw a taxi (a passenger van) trying to overtake another vehicle coming straight at us. He lost control and began swerving. The road was narrow so we had nowhere else to go. It happened quickly, with a sudden impact and a loud, crashing bang! He hit us head-on.

We were rushed to Zomba Hospital where it was found that I had a broken mandible (lower jaw bone) with two teeth missing. My patella (knee cap) was also crushed and I had internal abdominal injuries.

Symon also had internal injuries and he has had to return to the hospital for treatment. He continues to struggle with abdominal pain.

I want to thank all the brethren for their untiring prayers for our lives. I know we are alive because God intervened. I am still recovering here at Zomba Central hospital. May God be praised for sparing our lives in this very bad accident!
In Christ, Rodrick Maluwa