Do Not Be Dismayed: Part 2
In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here.
12/10/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Impoverished communities worldwide felt the brunt of the coronavirus lockdowns, isolation, and loss of crucial income.
In Myanmar, Christian communities are among the lowest income demographic; many congregations keep low-level blue-collar jobs. Pastors received their incomes from the congregation, around $40 to $50 a month.
In Part 1, you read how 53 pastors and their families suddenly found themselves without congregations to support them. The government increased lockdowns to battle the pandemic, although they were inadvertently battling pastors trying to survive.
ICC received information from the Myanmar Baptist Churches Union (MBCU) pastors on Yangon’s outskirts who desperately needed food and resources. Immediately, our team jumped to their aid.
We provided 53 families with a one-month supply of food. Many chose to save their portions for when they had nothing left. The aid came directly before another stay at home order was given, allowing them to be supported.
Please pray for the continual support of these pastors during coronavirus lockdowns.
Discover the incredible impact in Do Not Be Dismayed: Part 3 on Sunday.