A joint effort
Pastor Hugo, along with our local partner, distributed food, medicines and hygiene kits to thousands of people across the region. Many had lost their jobs and income due to the pandemic. Some were forced to resort to boiling tree bark to eat. These food and supply packages were a lifeline at a time when there was nowhere else to turn.
Without internet access, many people had limited information about coronavirus and they were unsure of the symptoms or how to keep themselves safe.
‘There was a lack of information being circulated in the region about the causes and effects of the virus – it was one of the first regions where the medical institutions collapsed,’ shares Pastor Hugo.
In response, Pastor Hugo helped to share educational videos created by our local partner about which symptoms to look out for, and how to slow the spread of the virus.
Pastor Hugo’s ongoing relationship with many of the most hard-to-reach communities ensured that support could quickly get to those who needed it most. As coronavirus cases continued to rise and the effects of the pandemic got worse, these communities knew that they were not forgotten.
But despite this vital support, rural communities still remain at risk as the pandemic continues.
If someone gets sick, it is very difficult for them to get the healthcare they need. And because of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, people have been pushed even deeper into poverty.
Please join us in praying for these communities as they live with these daily challenges.
Pray with us
We thank you for Pastor Hugo and his willingness to help people in the hardest-to-reach places in Brazil. Please strengthen him as he continues this vital work. And we ask for your protection over these communities, which have very limited access to healthcare and resources. We pray that they will continue to get the support they need and that they will have new opportunities to provide for themselves and their families.
In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.