The Apostle Paul wasn’t dealing with COVID-19 when he wrote Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.” Yet, his words are good counsel.
What is happening is unimaginable. But what if we take Paul’s words to heart? What if we choose to ask God what He wants us to learn? Most now have time to spend in prayer, or Bible study. Some are taking this time to get closer to family. They are focusing on what’s noble, what they CAN do, not what they can’t.
That’s what Y-Malawi is doing. COVID-19 is in Malawi now. The culture is social, with a foundation of large gatherings. Most sleep many to a room. Eating is done with your hands. Travel is in packed mini vans. Hand holding and singing close together are common place. On top of this, the health care system is weak, with only 20 ventilators for more than 18 million people.
Please join us in praying for Malawi. Then know that we choose to focus on what we CAN do.
- We are distributing hand washing stations. With no running water, hand washing is difficult in the village. We are distributing 200 to start. It’s just a beginning, we need more. These will help during this crisis and are sustainable in that they will provide long-term health improvements.
- The Vocational Training Center is making masks. These can significantly impact spread. The center is making the first 1,000, but we need more.
- World Relief is implementing an education kit that will be used as wash stations are set up. It focuses on good avoidance procedures and even includes a ready made sermon for pastors to get the word out.
- We will soon be making soap in the village. This will not only help with hygiene but is another form of sustainable future income and jobs.
God has given us another opportunity. We plan to take full advantage of every moment to minister and share the love of Jesus with the people of Malawi.
We will keep you posted on status and progress. Please help if you can. For perspective, setting up each station, with masks and soap costs just $35. You can play a key role in saving lives once again. Just use the link below to help.