On Wednesday 6th August 2014 a team of seven OMers were travelling from the recent OM Africa Conference in a van pulling a trailer of luggage. While driving through Botswana, they were involved in a serious car crash. In a devastating turn of events, one of the South Africans received injuries which he did not survive. The other team members are recovering from their varying degrees of injuries in the accident. Three of the team were Australian OMers – Nick Rodwell, son of Jonathan and Kate Rodwell, his girlfriend Vinitha Nair and West Australian Andrew Hare. Nick, Vinitha and Andrew’s parents immediately flew from Australia to South Africa to be with their children.
Please pray for everyone involved in this situation, especially for:
The family and friends of Donovan, the South African who passed away after the accident.
Our Australian OMers, Nick, Vinitha and Andrew, for uncomplicated healing and deep comfort after this traumatic event.
The three other occupants of the van who also received injuries and are recovering.
For the parents and families of the seven involved in the accident, that they would know God’s strength and peace.
If you would like to give to help OM and the families cover the costs resulting from the accident, we have set up a special Recovery Fund. We do not know the out-of-pocket expenses the families will incur, but any gifts received for the Recovery Fund that are not needed by the families of the Andrew, Nick and Vinitha will be offered to offset expenses of the others in the vehicle and/or to a ministry that was on Donovan’s heart in his memory.
We look forward to reporting back to you on how your donation has been able to help.
Thank you for your prayers and your partnership at this difficult time.
The OM Australia Team
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