Covid 19 arrived and seemed to take over the calendars of most people, organizations and Governments. Travel became almost impossible, and the gatherings of people restricted so severely that business were closed, schools shut down, church gatherings forbidden, and every norm of life affected. Throughout the whole world millions of people suffered and died. Fear was growing in the hearts of most as all they heard for a very long time was bad news. But in the midst of all this was a stabilizing force, that force was FAITH. Yes faith in God! Faith in His love and power and faithfulness. The people of faith through out the world became the voice of calm and hope. The word of God teaches the true believers are the light of this world. They shine in the darkness and light the way with hope, patience and love. They become the servants to the fearful and distraught, and with their words create peace, and guidance and strength in the midst of the storm.
As for our ministry OLM (One Life Ministries) was one of those stabilizing forces. Our pastors were caring for their members and encouraging them to reach out to their neighbors and help them in way possible. They prayed with many who were afraid and also who were sick. ..... Our feeding programs for our children which is about 3000 children were not allowed to gather for feeding so we created a system of food deliveries to each area. We were able to do this in our ministry vehicles through our Radio stations numbering 9 as we became the voice of news on the air for the Government agencies. The government allowed us as Media, access into any area. Besides our feeding the children we were able to deliver thousands of pounds of rice and other foods, and even medicines to communities throughout the island. We became one of the lights in the darkness for many.
Things are now at about 75% norm. Travel has once again is enabled in the country. There are still restrictions to travel into country. Food shortages are real but getting better and we can once again operate our feeding programs with very little restriction. Through our Radio broadcast many came to Christ and we were able expand into new areas and begin many home churches. The scripture also says, "The gates of Hell shall not prevail against the church of Jesus Christ:" Matt. 16:18 .
Though the past 3 years have been a stretch they have been fruitful. Thank you to all our supporters who believe in what we are doing. Thank You for your prayers and generosity that enables us to do what we know our Lord has asked us to do. As we continue forward due to growth and inflation our resources need to increase. Please pray with us for increase.
One Life Ministries