With social distancing in place, and people staying home, this is good, but in a country where so many people live paycheck to paycheck, “no work” means “no pay”. So this has really impacted the poor. For those who are already financially challenged, stocking up on supplies (that has become expensive and hard to find), is near to impossible.
Also, in certain areas in the cities, particularly crowded slum areas, trying to maintain 2m distances between people is near to impossible. These areas are a potential haven for Covid-19 outbreaks.
So please pray for the poor and the challenging living environments and financial situations for many of the locals.
It’s so easy to be consumed and overwhelmed, as tension and stress grows, becoming as big as a mountain. So, where do we find our help?
We can only look to our LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Trusting that He is faithful through all this and He is in control and that He is Sovereign.
Amy* is an Interserve Partner who works with children and youth at an orphanage in Southeast Asia.
*Names have been changed.