Dear Friends, April 22, 2020
The global coronavirus lockdown order has created a serious financial threat to so many poor families all over the world. One Korean missionary to India recently wrote me that many have responded to his appeal to support an Indian family with food for one month for $45. This benevolence on the part of Korean Christians motivated the Indian churches of his region to begin to support their fellow countrymen with food.
Less than one percent of the population of Cambodia is Christian; therefore, Cambodian pastors are poor. Most pastors must work daily to support their own families and churches. Since they have been unable to work during the lockdown, providing food for their families has been extremely difficult. In order to support these pastors, DCMi’s board has decided to supply rice and fish sauce (essential Cambodian diet) to some poor pastoral leaders. Since this was a significant event, even the governor of the Banteay Meanchey province attended the distribution ceremony and distributed the food in the name of the church. This was broadcast by the TV news. We were not expecting the governor or the TV news to be involved, but we believed God would want us to help provide for our ministry partners in Cambodia. https://www.facebook.com/TVKBMC.Cambodia/videos/vb.1014672315384503/720048318767703/?type=2&theater
It is obvious that we cannot feed all Christians and pastors living on the mission fields. However, we can try to meet the physical needs of those who are asking DCMi for help at least once. If you would like to help supply food for these poor Christians of the mission fields, please send your gift to DCMI, P.O. Box 4161 Federal Way, WA 98023. Please indicate on a separate piece of paper that this is for food relief. This special tax-deductible gift will be sent to the mission field to buy food for suffering Christians and leaders. If you are used to online giving, you can give through the following link: https://www.dcmi.org/give/
“James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised. All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along” – the Apostle Paul (Galatians 2:9-10).
Praying for your safety and health,