In the area where Pastor Daine serves, COVID-19 lockdowns prevented impoverished families from making a living. No money meant little to no food. Hearing of their plight, Pastor Daine and the youth in his church wanted to help.
Like many other GFA pastor-led churches across affected countries, Pastor Daine and his congregation gathered food to distribute to the poor and needy. But first, they needed permission from local officials.
When the officials heard what Pastor Daine’s group planned to do, they granted permission immediately, grateful for the young adults who wanted to help people in need. Pastor Daine and the youth then identified five families most in need and provided bags full of rice, dal, sugar, oil and salt.
The families gratefully accepted the food kits and profusely offered their thanks.
“People are afraid to visit or talk to each other,” one recipient said. “My neighbours also do not talk to me, and in this situation, you are risking your lives and happily reaching out to people with help. I believe your God is protecting you and guiding you to show His love to poor people like us.”