Over a year into the global pandemic, COVID-19 is a virus that is still affecting all our lives. For the 56 poor and vulnerable communities LIA serves in 14 countries in Africa and the Caribbean, this season has added to the already felt challenges of the disadvantaged. We recognize the severity of this crisis for the urban and rural poor we walk with, many living in crowded areas, relying on daily income, and having less access to proper healthcare and education.
However, we’ve also seen God work in remarkable ways as our LIA teams and local and global partners have shown up to respond. In this dark season, we have witnessed the church share the love and compassion of Jesus through educating, protecting, feeding, praying, counseling, and giving to those in need.