Mozambique – Covid-19

Greetings in the Lord’s name.

“Those who know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee” (Psa_9:10).

Fear and hopelessness have crept up in families and communities as a result of the Covid-19 virus. Our government has imposed strict restrictions for the month of April which includes the closure of schools and churches. We have been told to stay home and only to leave for groceries or an emergency. In this crisis we ask ourselves, how do we help? The impact on the 30-day lock-down will be very severe on many people that we know as the majority of the population makes a living or buys food from the informal business sector. 

Those who can afford to drive to a supermarket only make up a tiny part of the population. 99% of believers in Mozambique assemblies earn their living by buying and selling in informal markets and along the roadside. Who is going to help the orphans and the less privileged? Who is going to subsidize the common people? Unless we receive a swift intervention from Him who knows no boundaries, starvation and not Covid-19 will be the cause of many deaths in our country.

With this grim reality before us, believers have been conducting prayer meetings in their homes daily. We are persistent in our cry to God for help. Please pray for us, as we remember you in our prayers as well.

God bless, yours in Christ Jesus.