South Africa – Covid-19 Update

Greetings brethren in the name of our Lord,

We have not been in touch for sometimes due to the situation that our country is going through of corona pandemic. This period of corona has been a process of ministerial learning and reflecting on the challenges that the church faces during this time. As missionary and church planters have realised that when a poor person takes care of another poor person they both die poor because they all lack progress. The same way with the church when the church keeps helping the needy without any support from the better off, that church will never move forward financially in order to meet its mandate.

During this covid19 we came to learn that much as we can try to put our faith in action the barriers are to have enough support for those in need inside and outside the assembly. Every single day we hand over any food parcels to the needy we realize that we have not done enough when we deliver again next day. This is due to the increase of the numbers that need some helping hand due to hunger that is rapidly deteriorating the lives of the villagers. Some people work 5kms to come to church in order to have something to take home in order to feed his children.

This is any emergency situation caused by the pandemic and we hope it will never be seen again in the near future otherwise the giving hand may be overwhelmed. We are trying to do as we can as an assembly but we really still need some outside helping hand. Brethren if you have any means of helping someone around our village please don’t forget us we need food for people, things are too bad in many families and the first person to be asked for some support are ministers. We have been helping people who come from far as 5kms from our church compound pushing wheelbarrows just to receive food parcels that will last possibly two to three days if they are not many in the family.

Keep us in your prayers James 2:17 “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone”. Faith is dead the faith that has no works show is not arrive; it is not the kind of faith which justifies the soul: that is, a living, operative faith, which works by love, purifies the heart, overcomes the world, and produces good works and this is what we need these days of covid19.

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen.  He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.  Strong convictions precede great actions. –Clarke

All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen and that is faith, we will overcome this pandemic as we keep our faith strong, follow our leaders’ advices and pray.

 Some food was distributed to people’s homes in the community and most of the beneficiaries are not church members but those we know that they are in need of food help. It was so heavy on us until the RGM came in to help and we still trust the Lord one day the COVID19 will pass and our community will remember our support and love.

Keep us in your prayers and send us your support if possible Yours in Christ.

Leonidas Sabushimike