Covid-19 Update 27

Caring from a distance

Rope is currently working with 22 partners in 15 countries and all of them have been impacted in some form or another by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This week we have been reporting on how we have used our Emergency Fund to help some of our partners, who are on the frontline of this pandemic as they operate healthcare provisions.

In this post we report on other partners who are finding new and different ways of continuing their ministry, even when their operations have been closed and staff have to work from home.

BOMO, based in Kinshasa DR Congo, provide a residential training programme for vulnerable women, teaching them to sewing and tailoring skills. Though the centre is in lockdown, the Rope team have been providing the teaching staff with training on Zoom and monies for modems, so they can work from home and provide classes for the women.

Our partners FEEEJ, based in N’Djamena, Chad operate a discipleship training centre for young people alongside 22 local churches. The centre has had to close, but the team wanted to continue to support the churches and their network of Pastors, who have lost their incomes as there are no weekly collections. Some of the young people who attend the centre, worked remotely and made essential healthcare packs for the Pastors and their families. The packs were funded using Rope monies and included soap and disinfectant.

Another partner, Glad’s House, based in Nairobi, Kenya, have a team of social workers who visit children in prison and juvenile rehabilitation centres. These children have been living on the street, having run away from home and get picked up by police and put into prison. Some of Glad’s House’ activities have been suspended due to Covid-19, so they requested that part of Rope’s grant could be diverted so they could purchase indoor games for the children at the rehabilitation school. They will be buying table tennis, badminton, which the children can play inside within socially distancing rules.

These are just a few of the ways in which our partners are seeking to continue to support their communities during this time and we praise God that we could support them to care from a distance.

We remain so very grateful to all of our supporters who make a regular monthly commitment to our work, giving us the ability to be flexible and respond quickly to our partners’ requests.

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Please pray:

  • That God will continue to lead and guide all of our partners as they seek to continue their work in new and different ways during lockdown.

Praise for:

  • God’s provision through all those supporters who commit to our work through regular donations.

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