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Covid-19 Crisis

The Covid epidemic is having a massive impact on our partners around the world. Will you please consider making an emergency gift today?

Fiji - 

Many of you have seen the devastation that Covid-19 has been having on the lives and communities in Fiji.

Tomu Raviu – INFIJI Director and his team are working tirelessly with many other volunteers to help the local vulnerable communities of Suva who have no access to food, clothing or medical intervention, due to restrictions and lockdowns.  Not only are they gearing up to make a difference and support local communities, they are working tirelessly to ensure the “least of these” are being taken care of. 

After recently speaking to him, I can hear the heartfelt need in his voice as he says that many are afraid, that he too is fearful of the impact Covid is having on his country.  “They do not know what to do, they are fearful to go out, to see people and they are not taking the public health guidelines seriously either”.

There is now widespread community transmission in Lami-Suva-Nausori districts and numbers are forecasted to keep rising.  Fijian health authorities are struggling to contain this virus!

 

Uganda –

A place that does not necessarily always make the news headlines.  However it has been hit pretty hard by a 2nd torrent of Covid-19 cases. 

Right now Uganda is facing very strict lockdown restrictions.  Schools have been closed across the country and gatherings have been limited to no more than 20 people.

 

 

“Their health system is overwhelmed. It is difficult to get a bed in any hospital, let alone an ICU admission, people are dying in cars and in their homes. What shall we do?” writes Samuel Lubogoa – Chairman of International Needs Uganda.

After speaking with Sam on the weekend, he personally reached out to me to ask our supporters and friends of Uganda to please pray for them! 

“I am grateful for hearing back from you. The load feels lighter already because I now know we have friends who care about us and are praying for us. Christine and I are still safe, observing all the SOPs instituted by Government to limit the spread of the coronavirus. We stay home most of the time and are not allowing people to visit us. We grieve but are not brave enough to attend funerals.  As we await the arrival of the vaccine, we trust God will sustain our hope. We also hope that soon and very soon, this problem will come to an end. May God bless you, always!

“It is the poorest of the poor most at risk. The support from donations, even small donations, makes a huge difference to the lives of these people, and even to the likelihood that they can survive this epidemic.”

What is happening in these countries right now reminds us that COVID-19 is urgent! You can help to save and protect lives.

Your gift will make a difference to families in urgent need. ​

 

 

 

 

Donate to Covid-19 Crisis

Please note: Your gift is fully tax deductible by Inland Revenue at 33.3% for donations to disaster relief, community development, child sponsorship and NZ Aid projects. If it is for evangelism, church planting and supporting church workers it is refunded at 8% - being a refund of the portion of administration charges used to run the NZ office.

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BNZ Tauranga Branch, account number 02-0432-0234652-000. Reference: "Covid-19 Crisis"

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