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Fighting the Virus Around the World

When your own life has changed so much and you are feeling poor, it’s easy to stay focused there. But the whole world is coping with the virus now. In many countries, food has disappeared and many struggle for survival. I serve with AIM. We have bases around the world where we work throug…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

When your own life has changed so much and you are feeling poor, it’s easy to stay focused there. But the whole world is coping with the virus now. In many countries, food has disappeared and many struggle for survival.

I serve with AIM. We have bases around the world where we work through the local church to meet felt needs in the name of Jesus. In many of the villages where we’re working in south Asia, people live hand-to-mouth and would starve without outside help.

Cambodia

Shannon visited a large resort in Siem Reap to inquire about the tuk tuk drivers.  He was told they have not worked for three months.  One driver said that some days he only makes 50 cents! So we arranged to give them food.  The next day 18 drivers came! We have another 10 coming tomorrow.   

We decided to raise funds to buy food for the hungry. After one week, we raised $7,510. So far we have given out 850 kg of rice along with all the other staples!  We distributed food packages to families in villages.

A country we can’t name (because of the gov’t-sponsored persecution)

We’ve started a feeding program to bring rice to the villages that are hardest hit. The results have been good. We’ve already given out an estimated 16,500 lbs of rice to about 600 families.

We hope to triple those numbers in the next few days once we get some more government permissions. 

Nicaragua

The government only admits to 10 cases of COVID-19 and has come under criticism. Meanwhile, the people suffer. Our leaders in Granada, Scott and Jenn Esposito have thrown their doors open to the community, welcoming some 20 addicts to shelter at their base.

Swaziland

Before the virus, we were feeding nearly 8,000 vulnerable children through 40 care points. Now the needs are greater than ever. People are on the brink of starvation and are “scavenging for weeds” according to this report. We can feed a child for a day for 10 cents.

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By working through local pastors and laity to meet the needs of the people, we ensure that the Gospel is shared as a part of our outreach.  
 
What a great time God has given us to be the Church to hurting people!  Pray that we can keep doing what God has called us to do. 

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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