Compassion of Christ Amidst COVID-19
As of September 4th, we only need $3,330 more to make our goal of $10,000 to show the compassion of Christ to folks here at home as well as in our partner countries
35 Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
36 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Matthew 9:35-38 NASB
These times in which we are living certainly feel like verse 36. As we are coping with the outbreak of Covid-19, I think we have all at one time or another since March been distressed and dispirited.
For me, sometimes it was because of the seeming contradictions of “wear a mask”, then “Don’t wear a mask” and then “wear a mask” again. Businesses being shut down and then reopened only to be shut down again.
It has been dispiriting to see personal friends and family worrying if they still have a job to go back to, and how they will continue to support their families.
Most distressing of all are those who are suffering from the virus itself and have even lost loved ones to the disease.
As I have been corresponding with our friends in The Philippines, Mexico and Peru and learning of their own suffering during the Covid outbreak, I have also been moved by compassion for them.
It is their heart to demonstrate the same compassion that Christ feels for their church members and those with whom they share a neighborhood; however, they lack the resources.
I want to appeal to your compassion to give to the His Healing Hands “Compassion of Christ” fund. It is our prayer to raise $10,000.00 for this fund by August 31, 2020.
These funds will be used to provide help to people who are distressed and dispirited not only in the Philippines, Mexico, and Peru, but right here as well.
One fourth of all the money raised will be given to our local food bank, Loaves & Fishes Paso Robles, to provide food for people in our neighborhood.
The rest will be sent to our church partners overseas so that they can go out as “Harvesters” as they share the love and compassion of Christ to their members and neighbors.