Food is needed for the body but prayer strengthens the soul.
As the pandemic worsens, food security for needy families continues to be a major concern. Missao Emanuel do Brazil, in partnership with the 7th Presbyterian church of Montes Claros, is responding to this need.
The 7th Presbyterian Church continues with the food distribution:
With the lockdown and the high COVID-19 numbers ,the Church is doing the distribution to homes,instead of gathering a group of people to receive the food. This is what Tarcísio Porto, pastor of the church shared as the Church did the food distribution in São Francisco: “Whenever it is possible, we ask the family if they want us to pray for them. After we prayed for one family (please see the picture), the lady was in tears. I then asked her why she was crying. I imagined that it was because we had arrived at a time the family had no food, which happens quite often. But she said, ‘Thank you, I did need that prayer’. She was in need of food, but prayer was what she needed the most. The three month old baby she is holding has a serious heart condition. The doctor says she needs to go to Belo Horizonte (the State capital, 590 km away from where she lives) for treatment but the mother doesn’t know what to do.”