In Mozambique, there is much to make people fearful at present. The number of coronavirus cases is growing, but guidelines on social distancing are not being followed. The government has released thousands of prisoners across the nation, resulting in a huge increase in crime. Meanwhile, unemployment, poverty and hunger are becoming more widespread. However, Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva, who live and work in the city of Chimoio, are not allowing this situation to discourage them or stop their ministry. They are currently making face masks out of local cotton materials, which they will distribute to families in the local community, particularly the families of the children in their pre-school, which they had to close one month ago. They will also give out soap and brochures explaining how to reduce the risk of catching the virus.
We thank God that the da Silvas are able to help needy families in this way. Pray that Mozambique, along with other vulnerable African nations, may be protected from being overwhelmed by this terrible pandemic.