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COVID-19 Opens Closed Doors

Closed Doors COVID19

Three years before COVID-19, Pastor S moved to a village to start a church. Work was slow and discouraging. Few listened to his teaching from the Bible. What could open these closed doors?

Closed Doors are Open

When nationwide lockdown began in this mountainous Asian nation, national leaders working with Live Global asked about needs created by the restrictions. Pastor S knew the needs and provided for families to receive lentils, rice, salt, oil, and hand soap. As the gift of essentials was given, Pastor S shared the Gospel with each family. This time, they were willing to listen about Jesus. “Now the door has been open to these … families and Pastor is welcome in their home.”

To feed a family of five for about three weeks, it costs about $17. That includes 65 pounds of rice, 9 pounds of lentils, 2 pounds of salt, 1 liter of cooking oil, and a bar of hand soap. So far hundreds have received the gift of the Gospel along with food and hygiene supplies. More families wait.

From his first village, Pastor S heard of a neighboring village suffering under the COVID-19 food crisis. With his national leader, Pastor S used a survey to gather information about the needs.

COVID-19 is opening doors for the Gospel.

When the government heard about the food gifts, they began to ask questions. Pastor S believes it will cost $410 to provide for all of the villagers in need. Delivery to the hungry villagers may be opposed. National partners and local pastors know prayer is needed along with the gifts.

Starving time COVID19

It’s not easy for local partners to reach isolated villages or to traverse the long, steep trails between villages. In one village people said, “In the middle of the starving time, whoever helped is the True God because He cared about us.”

Delivering the Gospel makes the trek worth it.

Pray for Partners Facing Closed Doors

*To protect the security and identity of the individuals serving in this context, we have changed their names online and in some cases use photos that are representative.


Pastors here often have less than one day of training, but Sajan and Mary work to strengthen local pastors in their city and in mountainous villages.

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  • Pray that God would provide the physical needs for pastors and their church members throughout this mountainous country in Asia.
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