Thanks to the generosity of those who have given to our general fund over the years, we were able to send some emergency funds to our all the families who have sponsored children in our program in India. Ratnakar Thota, our Children of the Kingdom director in India, was able to purchase groceries that will last a month for each family with the help of his sister, cousin and uncle. We are so thankful for this labor of love and for the way your gifts have been a part of meeting some essential needs for those most vulnerable in Rajahmundry, India and to assure them that God is with them as their shepherd through these difficult times.
There are more families in India and also in Kenya we would like to reach. If you would like to give a box of food for a month for a family, please donate $30 here and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your gift and designation. Thank you for helping Children of the Kingdom come alongside children and families to support them in this unprecedented time.
Kenya and India have implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus with national quarantines and school closures. As I have spoken with children in both places, I am struck with the unprecedented situation we have found ourselves in that the reality we are experiencing here in Seattle with the shelter in place is the same thing that they are experiencing across the globe. In India, people are allowed to go out from 6 am to 9 am to get daily necessities and then everything is locked down completely. In Kenya, only essential businesses (gas stations, banks, groceries, pharmacies) are open until 4 pm, but then a strict curfew is enforced from 7 pm to 5 am. No visitors are allowed at homesteads. Here are some pictures below to see a window of the world of some of our sponsored students.
Will You Join Us in Praying Psalm 91 for 91 Days?
I received an email from our area director of Young Life in NE Seattle challenging us to join with believers all around the world praying Psalm 91 . "We lament with those who are suffering, we pray boldly for God to heal the world and end the coronavirus pandemic, and we seek shelter in the Lord, our refuge. We set reminders for 9:01 am/pm to help us pause, pray, and remember the Lord's promises in these unknown and difficult times."
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the LORD:
He alone my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him. (Psalms 91:1-2)
Please join us in praying for the children and for the world.