This season has provided many affiliates with new opportunities to serve and share the Gospel!
Many New International affiliates have had ministry changes during this season of COVID-19. While borders have closed and traditional gatherings have changed, ways to share the Gospel and how to be the hands and feet of Jesus continue in unique ways. As more needs become apparent, new opportunities have risen!
In Uganda, the Sodestrom's ministry has seen an increased need for food in many refugee camps. Recognizing this opportunity to send food and share the Gospel, the Sodestroms and their partners have been able to minister to 19 different refugee camps. After receiving food, one mother said:
Where there is no food, people are being fed by God. And they know that God can provide where there is completely nothing in their houses for the children to eat.
In the States, Ends of the Earth Cycling was eagerly looking forward to their Idaho 2020 ride with 15 Riders and Support Staff signed-up. With the continued health regulations, however, Ends Cycling knew many details on this ride would be different. When they pivoted to a new plan, God grew the group to 65 people from over 20+ states! They purposed to pray, pedal, repeat to raise money and awareness for Wipe Every Tear, a ministry based in the Philippines. Read more about how they added a new twist to this ride here!