“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Eliu Yacab (Belize)
It is a pleasure to greet you. I just wanted to let you know that here in Belize things have changed. As you know Covid-19 came to change the whole world. However, we as children of God have continued taking the message across to those who don't know the Lord yet. It's been a challenge since we have not been able to fellowship. So we have used social media as our main source of evangelism. We have also assisted families with the little we have which also makes an impact. I would like you all to pray for our finances since it has been hard to be without, but we trust in the Lord that all will be well. We want to thank you all for the moments we shared together while in Belize. Our people were impacted by the assistance you all gave us as well. We miss each and every one of you and I hope one day we can cross paths. God bless you all and may God continue protecting you.
Rev. Dr. Elry (Guatemala)
Grace alone; Faith alone; Word alone. This is the verse of the week for my community. By using Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube, I am able to hold Divine service every Sunday and Bible studies four times a week. I also hold a live prayer every day at 9pm. There is mercy help where every week, 30 families received a bag of food worth $25 USD. Every month, the families received a bag of food worth $50 USD (see the pictures below of the families who received food). No face-to-face services are allowed due to government regulations and there is a curfew every night. May God continue to bless these ministries.
Dang Thaweesin (Thailand)
With Thailand on lockdown because of the coronavirus, parents living in poverty have no way to feed their children since they have no job, no income, and no savings. If they cannot work, their families don’t eat. Life is totally changed. During this pandemic, Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation’s (CWEFT) team has changed the day care to be a canteen, to cook, serve and reach out to the children, mothers, and families. CWEFT’s team has packed boxed lunches daily and delivers them to the kids. In 83 days, CWEFT shared 16,600 meals which were distributed to over 2,500 people within 11 slum communities. We are also providing weekly care packages for the children’s families. Each package includes education supplies so the kids can keep up with their schooling during the lockdown, medicine, masks, and soap. CWEFT has distributed 1,800 care packages. In addition, we made sure all the children have cloth face masks and have been taught about proper health and hygiene practices to prevent catching the virus. We connect with family members, residents, and community leaders to show the love of Jesus and our care for them and their neighbors. We thank God for allowing CWEFT to continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus to bring COVID-19 crisis relief to the people of the Bang Na Community.