COVID-19 continues to affect every part of the world, disrupting people’s lives, creating fear and hardship. Where can we find strength and hope at this troubling time? What might faith look like in a time of COVID-19? How might God be calling us to respond to the impacts of the pandemic?
Unite 4 Africa is already taking steps to help minimize the spread of the disease through physical distancing and hygiene measures and encouraging people to self-isolate and seek testing when they have symptoms (where available). But it is equally important for all to discern how you can be the hands of Jesus, reaching out to the most vulnerable at this time.
We are praying for our brothers in America at this time for God to intervene and bring normalcy. What happens in the Americas is felt in Africa, what happens in Asia is felt in Europe, and the like. This indicates to us that the people of this world are our brothers and sisters, that we are all one family under God.
What happens to some of us will ultimately have impact on all of us. Our world today desperately needs God’s intervention and an integral solution that encompasses the whole creation. Indeed, we must examine our consciences, return back to God, and hold onto each other with love.
The question we all ask ourselves, is in Micah 6:8
“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
COVID19 SENSITIZATION AND AWARENESS TRAINING – MAILI TISA, KENYA
As the effects of Covid19 continues to be felt in the local communities in Africa, the more the need to reach out and help train and teach those communities that do not read and write on the importance of washing hands and keep hygiene, social distancing and using of Masks. Unite 4Africa has been among first ministries in Kenya to respond and took initiative to provide Buckets and hand washing soap, with training on safety measures among the Maasai community.
Fig 1, 2 & 3 Rev. Moses Rianto helping to train and distribute buckets
and hand washing soap in different communities.
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT – RELIEF FOOD
With the effect of Covid19 forcing the government to close many sources of livelihood for the Maasai, like cow markets and the Kenya – Tanzania border, many families are facing hard times feeding their children. Unite 4 Africa and other partners like PIPEs and Unveiling Glory have provided food to different communities reaching over 400 families with many depending on them.
Fig. 4 & 5 families receiving food
Many Pastors go through hardship ministering to the local churches and doing evangelism. This time of Covid19 makes it even harder for the local pastors to reach out and minister to church members and Unite 4 Africa has been in front empowering local leaders and pastors through training and empowerments. This month Pastor James Kilamoi of Oloshaiki Church was blessed by Unite 4 Africa with a new motorcycle. He will be able to reach more for Christ as, he can now travel long distance and will be able also to take his wife with him to Church.
Fig. 6 & 7 Rev. Rianto handing over the Motorcycle to Pastor Kilamoi
- Pray for God to bring solution for Covid19
- Pray for the local communities suffering for lack
- Pray for school going children
- Pray for local pastors as they battle to reach many for Christ
Mission Outreach Director