In the colder climates of the countries we serve, winter represents another layer of threat for impoverished families—including a threat for their very survival. Many homes are inadequate to protect inhabitants from the cold. With meager incomes, families are often unable to provide warm clothing for themselves or their children. They layer old, worn jackets and threadbare blankets over their bodies and huddle around a small fire to stave off the cold, venturing outside as little as possible. Adults have difficulty working, and children, if they are fortunate enough to attend school, have difficulty studying because of their lack of warmth.
National missionaries in these areas also suffer from the cold. Though they still venture out to share Christ’s love with others, many are limited by the lack of warm clothing. They may need to wait for the sun’s warmth before going outdoors, or they may not be able to travel as far. Without adequate protection, their sleep and health fall prey to the cold.
Please join us this month in praying to Jesus for those in need of winter clothing and blankets.