Uganda is one of the more than 60 countries where Harvesters Ministries is currently working. This country has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic – like many other countries across the globe. They experienced a nationwide shutdown since 19 March. Millions of people have been unable to earn an income during this time – this includes pastors.

Many people are not only fearing the infection of virus, they are facing starvation and extreme poverty due to this feared virus. Their livelihood has been completely cut off due to the nationwide shutdown.

What has made matters even worse in Uganda is the fact that they were hit by a terrible flood in the western part of the country. More than 5 000 people were displaced and left homeless.

Our Harvesters Country leader, Charles Mukwana, is currently reaching out to his congregation members and pastors who are part of the Harvesters Ministries network. Thus far he has been able to help 30 families since the economic shutdown.

Each family received a big bag of maize to help them through this difficult time. These families also shared their food with other families who are in need. It is amazing to see how these families are reaching out to one another even though they have so little themselves.

I am reminded of Proverbs 22 verse 9 today that says, “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”

There are still many needy families who urgently need help, but unfortunately pastor Charles does not have the means to reach these families on his own.

Please continue to pray for pastor Charles and his ministry in Uganda. He has not been able to train student pastors in evangelism, discipleship and church planting during this time, but he has been able to reach out to families in need.

Can you help pastor Charles to make an even bigger difference and reach more people in need? Make a donation of R150, $20 or ₤20 today and provide one family in need with a 50kg (110-pound) bag of maize. This is enough to feed a family for one month.

These families are also in need of soap to sanitize themselves and other items in their homes. Prayerfully consider making a donation to help a family with this basic necessity – something that could really change and save their lives during this pandemic.

Pastor Charles is also creating jobs by employing and empowering congregation members to make face masks. However, they cannot do this on their own. They have a great need for material. If the Lord is laying it on your heart to assist with funds to purchase materials and provide face masks for the needy – please answer to this call to action with your gift.

Your contribution today will make a lifesaving impact in a family’s life.