Fida International – COVID-19 Crisis Update

April 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|

In East Africa, the CORONA SPRING may become a time of despair. So many people at risk hunger and even death. Although the number of infected persons is still low, we know that the COVID-19 crisis also has the potential to create a severe food security crisis in Africa. The region’s fragile health systems could quickly get overloaded in a widespread outbreak. FAO is particularly concerned about “the pandemic’s impacts on vulnerable communities already grappling with hunger or other crises such as the desert locust outbreak in the Horn of Africa”.  (sourced from: SCMP 19.04.20) Fida International partners with [...]

Living Stones Orphanage – COVID-19 Crisis Update

April 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|

Hi!  This is Ken & Cris Sandberg, directors of Living Stones Orphanage in Davao City, Philippines which recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary.  We have dealt with a lot of challenges at the care home through the years, but the COVID-19 Crisis has been unique.  Here's a summary of what the orphanage has been facing--  First of all, before the Lockdown in Davao City, all of the orphans who were studying in local schools had their classes canceled.  Then, the administration of LSO had to cancel all events of visitors coming into the home. Normally, many people like to drop [...]

Great Commission Media Ministries – COVID-19 Crisis Update

April 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|

As Christians, we need to be creative with the opportunities and technology that God has given us. Great Commission Media Ministries (GCMM) is unique in its strategy, using mass media and technology to reach out to the lost. Satellite TV is accessible and safe for people exploring Christianity in places where missionaries cannot go. For many Muslims around the world, government and social restrictions barricade access to the Gospel in ways that are nearly impossible to overcome.  Not only this, but it is effective! GCMM receives hundreds of thousands of letters and emails every month from new Christians in [...]

Bethel Mission Organization – COVID-19 Crisis Update

April 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|

The children and families living in graveyards, slums, remote communities, and prisons are increasingly facing food shortages and sickness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are at high risk of being infected because of poor hygiene and sanitation. They do not have access to proper washroom facilities, washing areas, or soap and toiletries. Urgent Needs Currently, Bethel Mission Organization is doing it's best to help as much as possible, unfortunately, there has been no assistance from the government and other aid agencies up to this point. COVID-19 has halted nearly everything in Cambodia; this has had [...]

LINK Village Society – COVID-19 Crisis Update

April 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|

Up to 45,000 South Africans are expected to die from  COVID-19 over the next two to three years. South Africa is home to 3.5 million vulnerable children who need a new family, shelter, or care. These orphans and vulnerable children are left without care and support due to the deaths of HIV/AIDS affected persons, re-marriage of deserted /widowed /divorced women, absence of love and security in the home, family disputes, and unwanted pregnancies of sexually exploited girls. In townships, vast numbers of orphans, vulnerable children, and women at risk line up in long queues to get food. The immediate [...]

Partners In Hope Tanzania – COVID-19 Crisis Update

April 23rd, 2020|FY20 Giving Tue|

Right now in Tanzania, there are 200 albino children aged 5-12 in protective custody at Mitindo School. Cement walls 8ft high, bars and an armed guard keep them safe as they are targets. Why? Witch doctors believe a body part of an albino will bring great wealth. They are taken and usually murdered. Urgent Needs Enter COVID-19 CRISIS - The school is shut, but these children remain. - Generous people from Italy were helping to support their needs. That support has stopped. - The Tanzanian government has refused to help, due to a lack of funds. Thank [...]