The church is stepping up to care for society’s most vulnerable and often overlooked people groups, especially during the pandemic.
In a COVID-19 report, BBC News noted, “The latest figures out of Peru mean its death rate per capita is now one of the highest, if not the highest, in the world.”
A ministry to widows is seeing the fruit of souls saved as well as great dedication and service by the very women they have come to help.
World Challenge’s partners in Peru faithfully work to serve widows in their community, despite pressure in the neighborhood to leave because the community leaders are afraid that Christianity will efface local traditions.
Our partners in Guatemala are working to give widows in need safe houses but, even more than that, a home where they are welcomed and loved.
“I’ve seen how widows are forced into poverty,” wrote Elisabeth Braw for Foreign Policy, “evicted from their homes, denied their rights, and often rendered invisible and voiceless.”