During this time of global crisis, the local leaders we partner with are working tirelessly to ensure that their communities are taken care of. They are stocking up on non-perishable foods, medical supplies, and other needed items. They are continuing to provide daily meals for their students, as well as figuring out the best possible ways to support families throughout their communities. It is our hope that these leaders will not only be able to preserve the incredible work they are doing, but also be able to act as a resource should the virus continue to spread.
There is so much good happening on the ground in the communities we serve, and we want to highlight and celebrate it. Each week will bring you photos, videos, and stories from around the world.
On April 15th, Jean Alix’s team put up more signs around the city to spread awareness of Coronavirus. Their efforts to educating people on proper hygiene and social distancing are ongoing.
They have also hired people in each of their communities to make masks to distribute through the churches.
A Story from Peru
The situation in developing countries continues to worsen, with vulnerable communities becoming more and more desperate for support that they can not easily find. This has been the case in Iquitos, Peru. Families from around the area have come to the center of the city in search of food, some even blocking the roads and holding up vehicles with weapons in order to get anything they can. Our hearts break that these families are so desperate and are having to resort to any means necessary to feed their own children.
The leaders we partner with in Peru have begun reaching out to some of these people, encouraging them not to take such drastic measures. We have also sent a round of funds from the COVID-19 Relief Fund to buy food and supplies specifically for these families.
Will you join us in praying for the families, and for our partners in Peru? Pray that support will continue and that these families will have what they need to get through this difficult time.
Click below to hear a word from Rod on April 14th as he prepared for the morning food and supply distribution.
Here are some photos from the food distribution at TEARS on April 15th!