In this difficult and unprecedented time, I wanted to take a moment to say that we are praying for you and your loved ones every day.
Our world is being rocked by a health crisis that is changing how we live, how we function, even how we worship.
No place has gone untouched by this pandemic — and that includes the places we serve.
Argaw Fantu, CNEWA’s regional director in Addis Ababa, reported yesterday that Ethiopia is “in a state of panic,” as the coronavirus continues to spread in the capital city and beyond. “Access to water is limited, electricity interruption frequent and the health care system ill-equipped to face such pandemic.”
Our partners on the ground are working tirelessly to continue providing health care and essential services to the poor and the marginalized. In many of the regions we serve, people are living in harsh poverty, and in cramped and unsanitary conditions. The instructions to “wash hands” and “self-isolate” do not work in places where there is no running water and four families to a room.
I understand that this is a difficult time for you, and so it is not lightly that I ask you to consider continuing your support if you still can.
I also invite you to please continue to lift up in prayer all the people here at home and as well for the ones we work to help and protect abroad.
May the Lord bless you and your families and keep you safe.
United in prayer,