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COVID-19 Updates

Updates from our Field Programs

Nicaragua Covid Update | May 2020
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Mexico Covid Update | May 2020
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Uganda Covid Update | June 2020
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Kenya Covid Update | June 2020
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Nicaragua Covid Update | May 2020
In this video, our Nicaragua program directors, Wilbert Alvarado and Gloria Sequeira, share how Villa Esperanza is responding to COVID-19 and serving in the midst of it.
Mexico Covid Update | May 2020
Directors of our Mexico children's program, Pastor Victor and Lety Velasco, share what Forward Edge supporters have helped them accomplish during this trying time.
Uganda Covid Update | June 2020
With everyone still quarantined, distributing food and hygiene supplies has been difficult, but Bonny and his team have been able to still provide these vital resources for 200 families!
Kenya Covid Update | June 2020
Kenya has been drastically affected by Covid-19. Many families have lost their jobs and sources of income and schools have shut down, removing the only consistent meal source for many children. Jane Wathagana is director of our vulnerable children's program in Kijabe, Kenya.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional challenges to families suffering from poverty in Cuba, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua and Uganda, and as you can see in the videos above, our programs are stepping up to help. Access to medical care is much harder to come by, food prices have skyrocketed due to the economic impact, and most governments are not equipped to respond to such a large crisis. But everyday, our Field Staff is providing essential food boxes, hygiene kits, prayer and emotional support to hundreds of families desperate for help.

Here are two things you can do to help these families and our Field Staff:

Your support for the most vulnerable during this global time of crisis is a testament to God’s goodness and your faith in His provision. Thank you in advance for helping the children and families in our programs stay fed and healthy. 

I want you to know that we’re praying for your health and safety as well, for your livelihood, and for your faith to remain strong in our all-powerful Heavenly Father during this season of change. We find peace in Him because we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose, (Romans 8:28).  

In Him, 

Joseph Anfuso
Founder and President

A PERSONAL NOTE:

One thing you’ve probably heard me say before is how I believe God’s will is often revealed through something I call “serendestiny.” Serendestiny is the phenomenon of discovering one’s destiny by responding with faith and obedience to God-ordained circumstances not anticipated or sought for.

I believe the way this virus is impacting so many lives is a time of serendestiny for us. What does responding with faith and obedience to this crisis look like for you? Through it, will God redirect your life in a major way? Maybe, maybe not. It’s likely too early to tell. But what I do know is that inside this larger experience there will be many serendestiny moments. Maybe it will look like loving a stranger at the grocery store, bringing food to a quarantined elderly person, or giving a courageous gift to someone in a tougher situation than yours.

I can’t tell you what your serendestiny moments will be, but I can tell you there will be some because God won’t let suffering darken a season without providing opportunities for His love and hope to shine through. And He loves to use us, His children, to reflect that love.

So take heart in your Savior Jesus who has overcome this world, and in your Heavenly Father who will always take care of you. Join Him in whatever serendestiny moments He provides for you because there’s no greater blessing than being used for His grand purposes in this world.

It’s an honor to serve with you,

Joseph