Today, you have an opportunity to make a positive change in a world where COVID-19 has taken away so much. Your gift today will help us feed those who have no food. Today, you have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
We urge you to send in a gift to provide emergency food for a family or child in need.
Thank you for your support as we come together to help those who are hungry.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink…” Matthew 25:35
Here is an update from our national leaders around the world about COVID-19:
In PERU, desperate families set aside the shame of poverty by putting out a white flag, letting the world know their household has no more food and they need help. For several weeks, Genesis Church has been distributing food to these families. So many of them were left speechless and brought to tears by this act of love. In addition to starvation, Iquitos, Peru has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the healthcare system is crashing with not enough beds for the sick, oxygen, or medicine. In the city of 462,000, there is only one hospital that remains open.
Here are a couple of blog posts by Riley Brinkman, an RN & Missionary serving in Iquitos through GoServ Global.
In HAITI, food prices have skyrocketed. Haiti has been shut down since March 19th when the first two cases of COVID-10 were confirmed. Recently the cases have jumped and have now reached Les Cayes, but our orphanages are safe.
Here’s an article about COVID-19 and Haiti: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/08/853052522/haitian-doctor-says-this-is-the-worst-epidemic-hes-faced?fbclid=IwAR1ouHkLrR3T-ykS2ehVJ9MKKsmoGCX-Zm8MPjRf85JqQGK_L1RQV1k87R8
In INDIA, the national team receives numerous phone calls each day asking for help and much of their time is spent delivering rice to those in need as well as going village to village explaining the importance of hand washing, etc. Our city is under strict lockdown – going out of the home is still a punishable offense for which thousands of motor bikes are confiscated by the police and people are beaten for not following the rules.
In GUATEMALA, our church/school is closed so teachers and employees are now baking food to share and our leaders are butchering hogs, chickens, and whatever they can get their hands on to give to those in need. The government is being extremely strict to all movement in the country as they know that if they lose containment it will devastate the population.
In UGANDA, the local team is providing food for more than 60 widows in the area. The team also reports that the number of highly vulnerable people keeps growing each day and is now reaching into those families who had little income before, but now have none.