We are living in challenging times. Many nations are experiencing lockdown measures to protect their populations from the Coronavirus. The reality is it will be the poorest areas within our world’s developing nations that will be hardest hit.
For such nations, the current lockdown will result in large amounts of people not being allowed to work. The consequence of this will be the inability to feed their families, to pay bills and to pay their rent. If they don’t work they don’t eat.
Due to the extent of this increasing hardship, Elim Missions is launching an Elim Relief Appeal to provide aid via our Missionaries and Elim Global partners to some of the poorest communities on earth.
We realise that those in the UK are not unaffected by this crisis, with individuals and churches concerned about the economic impact of this global pandemic, but we have access to an incredible NHS and Government support packages that many nations do not have. So even as we feel the economic pinch, I’m asking that we consider lessons from the early church when Paul writes about the Macedonian church in 2 Corinthians 8:
‘In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.’
This is not a demand from Elim Missions but an invitation to contribute to the needs of those who will be hit the hardest.
Find out more about Elim Missions https://www.elim.org.uk/Groups/278397/Missions.aspx
In order to contribute you can give here:
Account Number: 18547605
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Reference: ERA Covid-19
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