Poverty, pain and coronavirus - Save another 600,000 lives

The poor are poorer, children are malnourished, young people’s education is suffering, agricultural production is down and “the churches and Christians in particular are greatly affected.” Rev. Clément Hlama from Chad summarised for Barnabas Fund the continuing impact of Covid-19 on his country.

On top of all these covid-related problems, Chad is facing floods in the capital, drought in the south, and another new epidemic disease in the east. Christians face violent persecution and Islamic missionaries have stepped up their work, seizing opportunities created by the Covid-19 situation.

“Poor Christians in Chad presently are worried about food, health, housing, education of children, the survival of their faith,” said Pastor Clément, board member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Chad.

THE CHURCH ON THE BRINK



In many countries, coronavirus and the horrific slaughter of Christians have brought the Church to the brink. Degrading, destructive poverty has been turned by Covid into complete destitution.

THEIR JOY IN UNRELENTING PAIN



Yet believers remain faithful, clinging to the Lord. Like Job, who endured the same afflictions, they have this consolation, this joy in unrelenting pain, that they have not denied the words of the Holy One. (Job 6:10)


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family of five



Through your generosity, between March and July 2020, Barnabas Fund fed over 600,000 Christians suffering from covid crisis or locusts or both.

Will you help us feed another 600,000 Christians before the end of the year?

In covid-wracked Africa, a 25kg sack of ground maize (mealie meal) will keep a family of five alive for a month. The typical cost of one sack is just £7 ($9; €8).

Help us feed 120,000 Christian families for three months, that is, 600,000 people.

Your gift of £21 ($27; €24) will keep an African Christian family alive for three months.

COVID-19 CRISIS



BARNABAS FUND FED OVER 600,000 CHRISTIANS BETWEEN MARCH AND JULY 2020

Just £7 ($9; €8) can keep an African Christian family alive for one month

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