“I am writing this email with a thankful heart,” says Pastor Mwema Bertin, president of the Community of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Congo. In April, Regular Baptist International began a project of compassion that would purchase food for people outside the US who can’t provide for themselves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In less than one week, the donations exceeded the project’s goal of $5,000 and now total over $10,000. Those funds have enabled partnering associations in Congo and eight other countries to purchase food for their churches and communities.

“My heart is full of joy brought by the smiles I saw on faces of mothers and children who received food today,” Bertin says. “Some of them had spent a day or two without food due to quarantine, but we thank God for using you and your ministry. We distributed food for 23 families. The amount of food received will push them for more days.”

The need for food outside the US is still great. Regular Baptist International is still accepting donations for this project of compassion. Donate at GARBCinternational.org. Mark your gift “emergency relief.”

In thanking donors, Bertin says, “You have been a blessing for many around the world during this hard time of COVID-19. May the almighty God continue to bless you abundantly. We so appreciate your help.”