The spread of COVID-19 across Asia has prompted national governments to implement strict measures in effort to curb the infection among the more than 4.5 billion people on the continent. Restrictions such as shelter-in-place orders and the suspension of non-essential business have impacted the daily lives of residents in ways both familiar to us and unfamiliar. Daily wage labourers—the majority of the workforce in countries where GFA ispresent—are now required to stay home, and therefore have no means to earn money to buy food for their families. Many of these labourers had moved to cities to support their families living in rural villages and are stuck jobless and alone, unable to return home. Widows and street children, who already live in desperate situations, still need help, but who will give it to them?
GFA Child Sponsorship Program centres, compelled to temporarily suspend activities along with schools, have transformed into community kitchens, feeding not only the children who are enrolled in the Child Sponsorship Program, but the entire neighborhood.
GFA workers are faithfully tending to the poor and needy who are most severely affected by this health crisis while also observing mandated measures intended to curb the spread of COVID-19. Please pray for these godly men and women who are providing help in Jesus’ name within the very communities they live.
We are confident of God’s promises, including His promise to work all things for good for those who love Him.