Greetings from BIMI’s World Missions Center. As we start to close out the summer of 2020, I trust that you can praise the Lord for a fruitful summer—despite the Coronavirus restrictions. Everyone has been affected by COVID–19. For some, the recent pandemic has been a matter of life and death. Our missionaries have been faithfully ministering to people in the place where they serve. Many of you have given towards helping our missionaries show the love of Christ in a tangible way. Matt Stensaas, missionary to Uganda, expresses his thankfulness for those who have given.
Many people have lost their jobs or they are not able to work because of all the shutdowns due to the Coronavirus. This has led to some people not having food to feed their families. We bought some food for people who were really desperate, but we realized the little we could provide would be inadequate to help many people. God answered our prayer and two churches and one individual sent money to help provide food for these people. Because of this, we have been able to help some very needy people in five churches, one church plant, a preaching point, and neighbors. The response has been amazing. One woman in our church said that she had nothing for supper for her family and then the food was brought. What an answer to prayer that was! Others have responded by saying they have never known of a church that helps people because churches here are always demanding money from people. Several people said that as soon as the lockdown is over, they would be coming to our church. Praise the Lord that even in times of suffering, God’s love can be displayed and seen!
It is a blessing to know that the Stensaas family and a multitude of other missionaries are ministering to people and preaching the Gospel during such a crucial time. I am grateful for your faithful support that enables our missionaries to serve the people to whom God has called them. Thank you! God will reward you for your giving to help others despite your own needs. May the LORD richly bless you!
David H. Snyder
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