Sharing the gospel has always been our mission. When COVID-19 hit, our programs rapidly pivoted to do their part to help slow the spread of the virus. All while continuing to help spread the gospel message.
The way our programs share the message of Jesus might look a little different now, but with your gift we can make sure communities around the world continue to hear the gospel truth.
Handwashing stations were set up outside of churches, and PPE equipment was provided to frontline workers. We also worked with Tiyamike Sewing Malawi, a local nonprofit that provides skills training to women. Together we developed educational diagrams about social distancing and how to safely collect water from boreholes where people congregate during the day. In total, more than 17,000 people received COVID-19 prevention education.Support this work
580 face masks and 1,248 bars of soap were given to community members in remote villages where health clinics are miles away while picture-based handwashing diagrams and informational videos were created and distributed to help those unable to read. Additional gifts of soap were given to the community by church members as an outreach opportunity.Support this work
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During 14 of the last 15 months, Lianres, Chile has been under a Phase 1 or Phase 2 lockdown. Phase 1 requires people to stay in their homes while Phase 2 allows people to leave only to get essential items, and restricts gatherings to five people or less. Because of this, Wellness Circles (support groups) quickly shifted online. Those groups provided spiritual counsel during the toughest moments of the lockdowns and gave participants practical ways to stay healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually.Support this work
Our local lead team coordinated efforts to distribute aid across multiple camps and refugee settlements. Together with local pastors they delivered 4,840 units or soap, 16 handwashing stations, and served nearly 3,000 people.Support this work
Volunteers provided 22 congregations with the supplies needed to create handwashing stations. They also gave out face masks and hand sanitizer to community members. And pastors were equipped with COVID-19 prevention education to share with others.Support this work
Online parent support groups were created to give parents advice for working with their children with disabilities during school closings. Parents were able to share their thoughts, fears, and concerns and then receive God's message of hope and peace from the Bible.Support this work