While the impact of Covid-19 on physical and mental health, income and finances has created hardship around the world, some members of the global Christian family are suffering right now more than others.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shut down churches, and in the impoverished Global South that means pastors -indeed front-line spiritual workers – who rely solely on church offerings to feed their families and put a roof over their heads, are without income. Often, they also struggle with regional conflicts, persecution and lack of medical systems or government support.
This is a crises moment! The time to act is now. Here at WEA, we’ve set aside much of our work to focus on helping pastors. This emergency fund is designed to help bridge pastors over a 6-month period, to help them survive until they can once again meet together with their congregations.
Here are the stories of just three evangelical pastors who are currently in Covid-19 lockdown, their churches are closed, they’re cut off from their congregations and they have little to no food or medical care. They are our brothers and sisters. And they need our prayer and financial support.
Your donation will be provided to the national evangelical alliance in the country of your choice and distribution will be directly and securely made by the national alliance leader to pastors of local churches in greatest need:
Vijayesh Lal, Evangelical Fellowship of India
Blessing Makwara, Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe
Mahesh De Mal, National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sr Lanka
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*NOTE: The Global South generally includes Asia (except Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan), Central America, South America, Mexico, Africa, and the Middle East (except Israel). If we are unable to honor your country selection for any reason your gift will be used where the need is greatest. For more information call: 1-212-233-3046 or email [email protected].
The WEA is a network of churches in more than 130 nations that have joined to give a worldwide identity, voice and platform to more than 600 million evangelical Christians. Our work focusses on evangelism, church leader discipleship and advocacy for critical causes such as religious freedom and persecution, human trafficking, peace & reconciliation, refugees, creation care, relief and development. WEA enjoys special status with the United Nations and diplomatic type access to world political leaders to advocate for change. worldea.org.
WEA has been a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 1980. WEA is audited annually by an independent public accounting firm. WEA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In the United States, your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.