Hope is Contagious in the Midst of Hardship
Posted by Taryn Foster on August 5, 2020

This pandemic has manifested itself deeply into each of our lives. We have been physically and emotionally restricted in the United States. A multitude of people in other countries have lost their jobs, and in many countries these people live day by day off of what they earn. In Zimbabwe, the average salary for a person is around $2,000 U.S. dollars. Many are also not provided with the same kind of aid that Americans are used to if they are sick or disabled.

We, with the help of our international partners, have provided food aid all over the world in the midst of this global pandemic. In June, agriculture trainer John Dube provided food aid to low income, unemployed, and disabled people, as well as to hospitalized people and elderly people in a retirement home. It started with the distribution of maize but grew to 11 crates of tomatoes, then up to around 81 pounds of cabbage grown by John Dube himself!

Many in the community were incredibly grateful, including the CEO of the Zororai Retirement Home, Gonai Gondai. “On behalf of this home, I wish to convey my gratitude for the lifesaving donation,” said Gondai. “Our main objective is to take care of these people you see. Most of them are homeless with no known traces of their relatives. Our hearts are always grateful and thankful when we have such generous people like you.”

The needs that these people have are great, but they have been given a beautiful gift in the name of Jesus Christ. We are rejoicing with the people of Zimbabwe, and we can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for them in the future.