I Wish This Story Was Fictional

Right now, the pandemic is inflaming extreme economic suffering here. Worse, it’s turning Christians into even bigger targets—especially in Southern Africa.

Why? Because they will not follow the party line!

For believers in Zimbabwe, like Thenjiwe Tshabalala, a widow with three children, the lockdown and lack of support has brought about a survival situation that looks impossible.

Thenjiwe and her three children

Impossible, at least, from man’s perspective.

Over the course of her life, Thenjiwe has experienced the deaths of three husbands. The thing is, among the pagans, she is accused of being a ‘black widow’, one who has brought calamity upon her husbands.

I can’t even imagine the trauma she has been through!

“Often I cry myself to sleep because I feel so feeble,” Thenjiwe says. “And the fact that my children went to bed hungry keeps making me feel downcast.”

Thenjiwe’s words break my heart and make me want to do everything I can to meet the urgent needs of the suffering Christians in Zimbabwe.

The situation for many of the suffering across sub-Saharan Africa looks hopeless to the world. Not so with our Savior.

“ But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

“Please remember us in your prayers,” Thenjiwe says, adding, “the Lord has answered our prayers by bringing Cozmore into our lives.”

Today, we’re standing with Thenjiwe and her three children. Even from far away, you can, too.

Will you help Cozmore rush more emergency food relief to Thenjiwe and many other suffering villagers, during this global crisis?

Distributing emergency food relief

In Touch Mission International (ITMI) is delivering food, soap and other essentials to more than 12,000 vulnerable people across South Africa and Zimbabwe.

We are working with our partners to deliver support to thousands of Christians.

The COVID-19 lockdown, combined with already existing economic hardship has left thousands of fellow believers in urgent need.

“We are only surviving by the grace of God, and His wonderful people, whom He has called to help in such a time as this,” Cozmore says.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

You can send lifesaving hope through your prayers and financial support, today.

Let’s bless our brothers and sisters with our love for one another.

Let’s send help.

And in a time when many believers—even in America—cannot meet at church, let’s be the Church.

“…and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

In Touch Mission International (USA) is a 501(c)(3) compliant organization and a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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