In some places lockdown has been lifted, in others it remains in place.
In Thailand, afterschool clubs have re-started at the Place of Grace. Children wear masks, have their temperatures checked on arrival and wash their hands frequently.
In Italy, churches have been able to meet in person again. At Chiesa Evangelica Neapolis in Naples, these began with outdoor services. In Bologna, a small wedding service was able to take place at Forte Torre Church (pictured at the top of the page).
In Kenya, students on the TransformD discipleship programme gathered for the first time since March for a socially distant bible study.
In countries where lockdown has caused job loss and hunger, mission partners have been involved in food aid.
Above, Cathy Hooker sorts food parcels in Namibia. Below, colleagues of Rachael Muluuta deliver food packages to pastors in Uganda.
Below, Delhi Bible Fellowship (linked with Education for Liberation) delivered food parcels and ready cooked meals in India.
In Pakistan, Zarephath Bible Seminary distributed food to people in the bazaars and on the roadside. They also supported 200 families further afield with parcels of groceries and sent financial assistance to 80 rural pastors who have had their income cut.
In South Africa, schools were briefly allowed to re-open. Children and staff were required to stay 1.5m away from each other, wear masks and use hand sanitiser frequently. At Jaki North and Sarah Hopkins’ school, they also handed out food supplies to parents. The schools have since been asked to close again.
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