Christian Community, Churches Suffer Greatly as Coronavirus Ravages Brazil

Photo shows a COVID-19 patient in São Paulo, Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Governo do Estado de São Paulo, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Brazil has become a global COVID-19 hotspot. The country currently averages over 75,000 new cases every day. Hospitals are overflowing; many have run out of oxygen for very ill patients. Surrounding nations have cut off travel to and from Brazil.

This tragedy has touched the Christian community as well, says Sammy Tippit of Sammy Tippit Ministries. “They’re going through a tough time. They’ve had a number of leaders who have died from COVID, and a lot of people in churches have died from COVID. And they don’t have the vaccine. I think a very, very small percentage of people have the vaccine. They’ve got a variant coming out. What we have here, they have the same thing there, except it looks like it’s gonna be a lot longer before they get it under control.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray COVID-19 would recede in Brazil.
  • Ask God to work through the suffering in Brazil to build His kingdom.

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