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Despite the crisis we can bring joy to those in need together

Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 disease was published in Ethiopia in mid-March, much has changed in Ethiopia. German media have already reported on the sometimes dramatic changes: collapsed mobile phone networks, postponed parliamentary elections and an imminent crisis in the country. As the food supply has also become a major problem, we were very pleased that our Lord has also made provision for this. We have already been able to report on the distribution of food parcels by Shimeles and helpers, who have already been able to help feed the starving people on several occasions.

Today we would also like to show you a change that also shows the impact of the Corona crisis in another area we support. Thanks to many good gifts, it is always possible that sponsored children receive gifts from their sponsors. Through the direct contact on site with the sponsored children, we know very well what their heartfelt wishes are. In contrast to us, gifts for birthdays or Christmas are not common in Ethiopia. Especially the birthday is not known to many as a fixed date, as it is the case with us. Sometimes it happened even before the Corona crisis that a child wished for a bucket of milk powder instead of clothes. It is a pleasure for us to be able to make the sponsored children so happy!

The corona situation has also influenced this area. Up to now, children have been happy to receive clothing, rucksacks and other things as a wish and have been financed by the respective sponsor with a donation. Now more often simply food is bought for the children or their families. This often looks like the pictures: Oil, noodles, flour and depending on need and availability also vegetables. You can imagine how big the need is when the recipients are very happy about such gifts. We may continue to support it in prayer, because this difficult situation is not yet over. Let us pray that the needy will be provided for and that the Lord will also provide the necessary means and capacities.


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