Even though she has a heart condition requiring monthly medication, Maria* cleans houses to support her seven children and grandchildren. Maria lost her job and the household’s biggest source of income during COVID-19 lockdowns. In tears, Maria called a local ministry supported by Christian Aid Mission.
The ministry leader says, “Their salaries were already not enough to meet their basic needs and have a decent life, and now they don’t have any source of income at all.”
She had sold her kitchen appliances to meet daily needs, Maria explained on the phone. Now, there was nothing else to sell, and she didn’t know what to do.
Maria is one of many widows facing choices like these in Egypt. “Most of them are now without a fixed monthly income and without a fixed pension,” says the ministry leader. “Some women were infected with the coronavirus, and some of them lost a family member because of the virus.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Praise God for working through His people in Egypt to care for widows.
- Pray nonbelievers will see Christ through these indigenous missionaries.