From the Dhaka Drop-in Centre, Bangladesh
“I am Mamun. My father is a daily laborer and my mother is a housewife. We are two brothers. We stay in a hut. I am very happy to get opportunity to study in this school. My parents could not bear my educational expenses. Now I get chance to work as a helper to a quilt making shop. I get very small amount of money. I give all of my income to my parents. I have to work in this shop for six hours. My owner of the shop gives me two hours break to come this drop in center school. Our teacher loves me very much. My aim is I want to be a doctor.”
The story of Angelique
Clinique Papillon in the DR Congo has been making good use of their new ambulance. They recently transported a pregnant woman who had been attacked while picking a mango.
From the clinic: “Thanks to the ambulance, this woman was quickly taken care of and the ultrasound revealed that her baby was safe. We thank you for the gift of this ambulance. It is already saving lives.”
Clinique Papillon News
Clinique Papillon in the DR Congo has purchased an ambulance! This message is from the medical team:
“The ambulance has arrived and we’re already using it to transport people for medical care. We send our partners in Canada our utmost gratitude!”
Request for Prayer
Three Children in Zambia become Double Orphans.
A dark cloud fell upon three pupils (grades 1, 5, and 6) at ZACTS school for Orphans and Vulnerable Children when their mother passed away recently. Sadly, the woman died a day after giving birth to a still-born baby.
The children are being cared for by their aunt. Please pray for the children and family in their time of grieving.
Oscar is a single orphaned student from ZACTS OVC (school for orphans and vulnerable children) in Zambia.
With a lot of hard work and financial support from a Canadian sponsor, Oscar recently graduated to grade 10. This is a big accomplishment, and a great example of how vulnerable children can be empowered through education. He’s very grateful for the support.
Reflections on the Global Response to COVID-19
By David Marshall, CEO of International Needs Canada
Guatemala Midwife Training Has Begun!
The Midwife Training Program in Chimaltenango, Guatemala has begun! Due to the guidelines from health authorities they had to get creative. The midwives are meeting in different locations in groups of 5 or 6 to follow social distancing measures. Local health authorities and midwives are welcoming and eager to learn!
Lydia Centre Reopening!
It’s a joy to share with you that God has answered our collective prayers to reopen the Lydia Center this October!
The Centre is currently operating at 50% capacity with 20 women who have been tested and quarantined. They are doing well and proceeding with their studies!
Thank you for your generous support during COVID-19!
While many charitable organizations have cut spending in the face of falling revenue, International Needs has done the opposite. This is NOT the time to play it safe, not when vulnerable children need us – and you – the most. We believe God has called us to this task in this moment, and we’re so thankful that you’ve stood with us.
Pray with Us!
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.” • James 1:5
Please continue to pray for our partners and the families they serve at this extremely difficult time. They have important decisions to make and need wisdom from the Lord to know the best way forward in the weeks and months to come.
Praise with Us!
“The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD!” • Psalm 22:6
We praise God for our partners and supporters who are going the extra mile to meet the critical needs of children and families in these challenging times.
Summer Link Newsletter
COVID 19 has had a deep impact on our partners and the communities they serve. We’ve heard horrific stories; we’re not going to share details, but please know that things are much worse than you see on the news.
We’ve also seen people inspired by their faith to shine some light into the darkness. At Savar Children’s Village for Girls in Bangladesh, the girls and their families are receiving financial support, help from the teachers, and prayer calls from the pastors. They’re very grateful for International Needs sponsors and donors, and we’re hearing similar expressions of gratitude from all our partners.
But even as the pandemic rolls on, there are many long-term development projects moving forward. In the coming weeks, we’re going to highlight some of our partners’ projects and the Canadian champions supporting them. We hope you’ll join us by contributing to COVID relief, sponsoring a child, or donating to one of the projects that empower vulnerable children.
Thank you for your faithful support! Stayed tuned!
International Needs and Covid-19
Our work continues amid the Covid-19 crisis. Here is what we’ve been doing…
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