Month: Apr 2020

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe – ELCZ

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe – ELCZ

I hope you peacefully went through the Lenten period. In Zimbabwe we are in our fourth week in lockdown. The lockdown has been extended to the 3rd of May. We have suspended church services. Pastors use Zoom, Whatsapp or virtual conferences.

Twenty five (25) persons were diagnosed positive and three (3) have succumbed to the COVID 19. It seems people are under a house arrest. Already many are in a scramble for food. Some are now breaking the law of confinement in search of food These face the wrath of the law from law enforcement agents. The government has promised to feed the nation, but this has not happened yet. Long queues at food wholesalers are a common sight, this development however is exposing people to Covid 19.

Essential service, such as health providers, security and some government depart-ments are working. Small to medium enterprises are not working and this will have a ripple effect on the economy. Since the rapid testing kits are now in the country, we could see an increase in the numbers of those infected. We suspect that come 3rd of May, we could have the lockdown extended.

We are operating from home. We encourage our people to adhere to the precaution-nary measures put in place. We continue to post comforting messages and messages of hope.

Thank you for your prayers

 

 

Bishop Chemist Faindi ELCZ

Bishop Chemist Faindi ELCZ

ELCZ worship before COVID-19 lockdown

ELCZ worship before COVID-19 lockdown

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Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de Angola – IELA

Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de Angola – IELA

In Angola are still under lockdown until 25th April 2020, but there is clear likelihood that this will not end there. Any way we will keep in touch, updating. We are, also, praying for you. God is taking care all of us.

Thank you for your prayers

Bishop Tomas Ndawanapo, IELA

Bishop Tomas Ndawanapo, IELA

The buildings are closed, we are the church and we are open- Onduna, Kunene province Ondjiva

The buildings are closed, we are the church and we are open- Onduna, Kunene province Ondjiva

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mozambique

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mozambique

Mozambique is quarantined until April 30/2020.

We are no longer conducting common services in the congregations. The least we are able to do is to communicate through SMS, phone calls, WhatsApp, audios and videos.  We have organized a WhatsApp group in the three Districts of the church, viz., South, Central and North. We are, using a rotating schedule of responsibility for the activities of each District by weekly follow-up.  Doing morning devotions and Sunday sermons by video or audio and then have them sent to the groups. We allocate a week per district between the three districts

    • The Central District
    • The Northern District.
    • The Southern District.

Therefore, this is our work strategy in this moment of quarantine at home.  As for the number of Coronavirùs patients, it rose to 36 patients.  It is this information that I make available to you right now.

Thank you for your prayers

Bispo Eduardo Sinalo da IELM

Bispo Eduardo Sinalo da IELM

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