Hunger Relief in Lock down

Hunger Relief in Lock down

by The Warehouse

An unemployed woman receives an SMS on her monochrome-screen phone. It says, “This voucher from [Khayelitsha Christian Fellowship] offers you R400 to buy food from your local supermarket. Your voucher number is 123456789 – please enter it at the till when you pay.” She goes to her nearby store, where she usually shops, and fills a basket with food that she knows her family eats and that she can make go a long way, as she has done many times before. This does not end her struggle with food insecurity, but it means her family will not go hungry today. Her eldest son is a daily wage worker who waits on the side of the road in Wetton, hoping for a day’s work as a labourer. It is this meagre earning that keeps hunger at bay most days, but there are no hopes for work in the coming weeks as the roads are quiet and empty … and will be for weeks to come due to lockdown.

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How churches can respond to migrant and daily wage labourers during Covid-19 lockdown

How churches can respond to migrant and daily wage labourers during Covid-19 lockdown

 (EFI, India)

Dear All, At this critical juncture when the world is facing Covid-19, we as a church has to discover what the Lord want us to do as our response. This is in continuation to the EFI Urgent Release sent on March 25, 2020 with the subject: “Fighting COVID-19 during Lent: Prayer, Relief, Restoring Hope”. We are thankful for the government in caring for the people who are infected by the virus. We are looking at how the church could practically work on addressing some specific groups who are affected by the lockdown. We are focusing on the migrant labourers and daily wage labourers (including HIV infected) who are the most affected groups because of the lockdown. Read the article
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Integral Mission, Relief And Development

Integral Mission, Relief And Development

by Dave Andrews

"Our Father who is in heaven,

May your name be honoured.

May your Kingdom come,

May your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our debts,

as we also forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil."

(Matthew 6 v 7-13.)

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