June GAP newsletter
May 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Christian Medical Center workers in Ukraine wear personal protective gear while welcoming patients. (Submitted)
By Nathan Stob
In the midst of COVID-19, there have been many trying times around the world. Through these challenges, the Luke Society ministry directors have found unique ways to assist the hurting and spread the Word of God. Please pray for these faithful servants.
- Birtamode, Nepal: A government lock down has forced many families to make the difficult decision to stay home and starve or go out and be beaten by the police. There have been whole family suicides because of the impossible situation.
- Lugansk, Ukraine: Dr. Alexander Shevchenko and his wife both contracted COVID-19 and had to be separated from their children.
- Rivne, Ukraine: The drug and alcohol treatment center is challenged to keep COVID-19 out of the facility.
- Monrovia, Liberia: The staff of the New Community Clinic feels stress and trauma as they face another crisis after being deeply affected by Ebola a few years ago.
- Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka: Most government clinics are refusing to see patients, which has provided an overflow of new patients to Dr. Avindra Jayawardene. This has greatly increased his reputation as a Christian physician in Buddhist Sri Lanka.
- Northern China: The wheelchair distribution proceeded with more caution, but brought hope to many disabled and their families who have been on lock down.
- Quezon, Philippines: Many new patients are going to the clinic in Palawan as the staff practices safety procedures and uses Personal Protective Equipment.
- Transcarpathia, Ukraine: Has reopened its clinic after a month-long government closure.
During these trying times may the Lord turn the challenges into good so that many lives may be touched and many souls may be saved.
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