Last updated on May 14, 2020
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm 20:3
It’s an unprecedented time in history. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all our lives. We are all aware of the challenges we’re facing as individuals, families, and as a global community.
In this time of uncertainty, we are drawn together and compelled to help others.
At World Concern, it is our priority that in everything we do, we lift up the name of Jesus and glorify God. Our ministry is focused on reaching, protecting, and serving the most vulnerable people in the hardest places in the world. It’s also focused on ministering to our supporters, partners, and staff.
Right now, we’re taking critical steps to protect and assist those we serve. Our field teams are working under very challenging conditions – many under orders to isolate at home themselves. Some are separated from their families by closed international borders and cancelled flights. Yet they are finding ways to reach those in greatest need and deliver urgently needed supplies – masks, soap, gloves, handwashing stations, and vital information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Sadly, we are also seeing the ripple effect of COVID-19 on extremely poor families who cannot leave home to work, earn income, or acquire food. Many are hungry, isolated, and hopeless. Our teams are also working to ensure families have food to eat and necessities to survive this extended crisis that is just now bearing down on the poorest communities in the developing world.
In areas where field staff are working from home and operations are affected, we’re seeing our model of empowering communities to work toward their own transformation prove effective. The transformation continues, even if we’re not physically present.
More than anything, we want to continue serving these vulnerable communities, some of which depend on humanitarian assistance to survive. Please pray that God would use this to increase His ministry in these hard places.
If you feel led, please prayerfully consider giving to ensure critical, life-saving work can continue in places of greatest need beyond the end of the road. You can give online here: worldconcern.org/response
With hope in Him,
President, World Concern