There have been massive shifts in global mission because of the Covid-19 pandemic. With restrictions on international travel, the partnerships that WorldShare has built since it began in 1943 with local Christians all around the world, are more relevant and important than ever. And your faithful support has been, and continues to be, critical to these partnerships.
This Easter, with your support, our ministry partners are still active on the ground in their communities, feeding the hungry, providing clean water, giving clothing and school supplies to those in need, and caring for the sick.
And in all of this they are witnessing to the living hope they have in Jesus Christ and sharing the Gospel, no matter the cost.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.
(1 Peter 1:3-4a)
By giving a gift today you will be giving someone the chance to hear the story of that very first Easter. Your support will help equip teams as they step out in faith to share the Gospel.
A life transformed
For 51-year-old fisherman Adrísio the Evangelical Mission for Assistance to Fishermen (EMAF) was a Gospel lifeboat, providing a voice of hope in the dark.
Since the age of 15 Adrísio struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, leading him to become violent, and irresponsible with his family’s money. His family was left in despair.
One day, EMAF missionaries were evangelising on the island where Adrísio and his family live, Santa Barbara, in Brazil. As Adrísio listened he felt convicted of his faults and asked the missionaries to help him to be freed from his addictions. Soon after, Adrísio was admitted to a Christian rehabilitation centre where he gave his life to Jesus and was baptised.
Today, we praise God that Brother Adrísio is receiving discipleship through EMAF to become a church leader and is respected by his community. People now trust him and hire him for construction jobs, so he can support his family. He regularly attends church services and is also working with young children and adults in the church.
Image: Adrísio, his wife Concita and one of their ten children.
EMAF reaches out to those left isolated in Brazil. They serve communities, like Brother Adrísio’s, in remote areas only accessible by boat, providing vital health resources and sharing the love of Jesus. By giving a gift today you will be supporting ministries all around the world who, just like EMAF, speak hope into peoples' lives.
We also invite you to join together in praying for our ministry partners around the world as they share the Gospel, we have a free prayer card available for you. Download yours below.
Thank you for your generosity. Your support means that this Easter, all across the world, people will have the chance to hear the Gospel!