Coming Together - May 2020
Once again we bring you an update from those we serve overseas.
We have been in lockdown for 28 days now and still have one more week. They are still trying to add more days, because the virus is attacking more people. Most people are now suffering from hunger. They have no food because all offices, factories, and businesses are closed. Please pray for these people. We are feeding the homeless and slum kids. We can’t gather in big groups, so we cook food, then call them one by one and give food to kids and widows. We are giving clean water, masks and hand sanitizer so they can survive in this hard time.
Everything is very expensive and very hard to get things. Very few shops open in the morning and evening. Most of people have no food and no clean water. Thank you so much; yesterday we gave 30 bags of rice, salt and soap to our widows who have children as they have no food since 5-6 days. They can now survive at least one month. People are able to survive through our help. We are also praying for you. Paul
We all are doing well during this time. We are very careful and not going out during this crisis. The children are playing in the campus, and we are teaching them some work skills. The boys are learning how to lay bricks, and the girls are learning sewing and how to use the loom machines. All the network orphanages, children and leaders also are doing very well. We pray for Myanmar and the whole world. We do think about you all and pray for you too. So the best report we have is that God has put us under His wings, and we are safe and doing well. Peter
The church leaders have come together to present to the government a way that churches and pastors can serve their communities during this time. The rural areas are very needy. Some believers are lining the streets of Nairobi in prayer. Our Covid numbers are low but rising. Pray against an outbreak, low crime and for a program to feed people during this time. It's a very nervous time. If crime does not increase things are okay. God is more than in control. But this little heart can panic anyway. Like so many others worldwide, the "what ifs" are going crazy. Esther
During this virus period we have a total lockdown for schools, churches, and markets. Everything is very expensive now especially food. There is no cash and many families are starving. This is resulting in confrontation between police and the people. The police want people to stay indoors yet they and their children are starving so they protest with "better to die of Covid than die of hunger."
We have a little food give-out program to widows and very poor families whenever we have food. We send it to their door steps with a motor bike. The orphanage is also on lockdown. No person from outside is allowed inside, only care givers. We need prayers for provision for the orphans.
I have resorted to use the local Christian radio station twice a week to reach our members for sermons and prayer. But sometimes I run short of funds to podcast.
It is one of the most challenging times. Apart from the virus, we have the locust’s invasion. Last month they swept through our farms, and that has also contributed to food shortages. Farmers are scared of planting new crops because of the locusts that are moving in different parts of East Africa. Peter and Anne.
Thank you so much for the kind words and for the funds. May the Almighty God bless you and the Going Global family. We continue to show the love of God by providing food and groceries to affected people in these very remote islands.
Over 2,000 people have been fed through our relief work. Our hearts are deeply touched by the response of the people as we go to their villages. The smiles and thankful hearts of the hungry gives us joy in Christ. We want to continue to show Jesus’ love through compassion and mercy. The need is great but we are trusting God.
Here orphans are doing well and keeping in good health. All the church members are doing well too. We could not have Sunday service for four weeks now. Do not know how long it will continue. We keep doing the work so that people can find hope and life in Christ. Raja & Sheeba
Last week we sent 50 packages of food to 50 families from the money you sent. This week we were able to feed 27 families. Each family received 3 chickens, 3 kilos cucumbers, 3 kilos of tomatoes, 3 kilos fruit, a bag of bread. All of them are really in need. Thank you so much. Many blessings to you. M.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support that helps people in great need around the world.
Dennis and Robin
Food For Thought
“To continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the Kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22 ESV
If you think walking out the Christian life will be easy, think again. You will have good and bad days; probably more good days than bad. But once you decide to follow Christ, you become a big target for the devil, and he will harass you. Never forget that He who is in you (the Holy Spirit) is greater than he who is in the world (the devil). 1 Jn 4:4
You can be an important part of our ministry by praying for us. Prayer is a weapon of warfare, and we covet your prayers. If you would like us to pray for you, e-mail your prayer requests to us. Please pray for the following:
Pray for the worldwide virus health crisis to pass.
Pray for wisdom for our government leaders.
Pray for your church members, pastors and leaders, especially finances.
Pray for those we serve in our ministry.
Pray for Israel.
Pray for our family.