This past year has altered the world in previously unimaginable ways, and the most intense impacts were suffered by those marginalized by poverty. As long-term ministers of presence in our communities, we were positioned to respond in unique ways. Thanks to your generosity towards the COVID-19 Community Support Fund, we were able to form contextualized, emergent practices for hopeful action amid crisis.
Spiritual & Pastoral Care
Our staff, partners, and community members engaged in intercessory prayer, pastoral counseling, spiritual formation, and trainings related to hopeful action, joy, and resiliency.
BANGKOK • JOHANNESBURG • MANAGUA • MANILA • MEXICO CITY • POMONA • SAN ANTONIO • SAN JOSÉ • TEGUCIGALPA • VANCOUVER
Our team in Bangkok launched a soup kitchen which was replicated in 39 different communities, serving over 13,000 meals.
TEGUCIGALPA • MIDDLE EAST • NORTH AFRICA • PHILADELPHIA • SOUTH ASIA
Our team in North Africa partnered with local sewers to sew, train others, and distribute 3,300 medical grade masks to healthcare workers, elderly neighbors, and prisoners.
OAKLAND • SAN ANTONIO • SAN ANTONIO • SAN JOSÉ
Shalom Iglesia, a Servant Partners church partner in San Jose, gave away $100,000 in rental assistance to families in need.
Advocacy & Organizing
BANGKOK • EAST L.A. • NORTH AFRICA • PHILADELPHIA • POMONA • SAN ANTONIO • SAN JOSÉ • VANCOUVER
Our team in Vancouver interviewed nearly 140 neighbors on the effects of COVID-19 and racial violence in their neighborhood, and used the findings to form strategies for community organizing and ministry.
Health Safety Awareness & Education
MIDDLE EAST • SOUTH ASIA
In South Asia, house church leaders communicated each version of government-issued safety protocols to nearly 2,500 in their communities through drama, drawings, and songs.
EAST L.A. • SAN JOSÉ • SOUTH L.A. • POMONA
Church of the Redeemer, a Servant Partners church partner in South Los Angeles, gave away $236,000 to local families in need for food, rent, medical supplies, etc.