As cases spike in Brazil, Compassion International works with the Church to provide food and protective equipment to those in need.
But poverty in Brazil is making the crisis even worse. Vanessa Viotti of Compassion International says, “When this kind of situation happens in poor communities and poor cities, it [gets worse] dramatically because they don’t have any research or support to face this.”
Most people in Brazil work every day to earn food money for that day. Lockdowns severely disrupt this system, making the cycle of poverty even worse.
This is where the Church steps in. Viotti says, “During this season, their families don’t have basic food. So the sponsorship in this season is even more key because, with the sponsorship support, the Church is able to provide food for these kids and their families.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that COVID-19 would leave Brazil, and that people would be able to get the food they need.
- Join with the work by supporting a child through Compassion International.
- Pray that many would be drawn to Christ, seeing the work His church is doing during the pandemic.