#MissionIsNotCancelled with Partners International

The team at Partners International has been on the ground moving and reaching out to vulnerable communities during this pandemic. Here's a part of their story.

From Brazil

COVID-19 propagated fast in Brazil. As of April 23rd, there are 46,195 cases confirmed and approximately 200 fatalities each day. Despite physical distancing and isolation measures in place, the death toll is approaching 3,000 people, which is the highest in Latin America. On top of the health threat COVID-19 presents, the economic and social impact has been tremendous. People living in already impoverished fisherman communities are at a greater disadvantage as they are struggling to obtain basic food and hygiene items. These people are facing starvation. Our partner in Brazil is already assisting people with the most significant needs around the existing missionary bases.

How Partners International is Taking Action

In underdeveloped countries where our partners live and serve the people are facing many challenges including:

  • Inflation on the price of goods due to border closings
  • Lack of equipped hospitals and clinics that can properly treat virus patients
  • Food shortages and the inability to stock up on supplies

Millions of people are at risk of losing their lives to the coronavirus, and there is potential to lose more from starvation. Our partners are already responding to the needs of their communities but they need help.

See more about where Partners International is at work, and how you can participate and help their work.

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Sherman Lau formerly served at Mission Central in the roles of Church Relations Coordinator and Manager of Agency Collaboration. He seeks to advance the development and praxis of intercultural ministry in the Canadian multicultural context by discipling Jesus followers to think and reflect theologically, grow interculturally as well as live missionally with boldness and grace in his role as Director of Intercultural Ministry at Pacific Life Bible College.

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