The impact of COVID-19 is yet to be fully understood. Numbers are updated by the hour, the economy is facing new challenges, and each day holds a range of headlines never seen before. In these dark and uncertain times, the biblical call to love our neighbour can be met with the response of: ‘who is my neighbour?’ Fear and uncertainty can shrink one’s attention and affection to one’s immediate family only. Whilst it is good to love and care for your family, the compassionate God also moves his people to have and show compassion to others.
The call to the followers of Jesus to have compassion serves an important purpose: it ensures the vulnerable are not left behind, marginalized or oppressed. It is also a beautiful reminder of the hope that is in the gospel. Seeking out others to care for them in times like these is a powerful signpost to the beauty and power of the gospel to transform hearts.
Many of our programme beneficiaries are struggling with food security during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can donate towards food vouchers for those in need.
Use lockdown to prepare to be a blessing. Checkout our Gleaning Guide for a creative activity that teaches the whole family about generosity.
Local projects and relief initiatives that you can get behind
Looking for great projects that you can fund or support? You can assist these organisations to provide necessary relief and care to those in need during the pandemic.