​Ofelia García (right) enlists the help of a neighbor Elvia (left) in delivering food and other basic supplies in the neighborhood during the pandemic. Photo by Victor Pedroza.

By Ofelia García
Monday, November 1, 2021

The pandemic offered us spaces of transformation to do mission. And by the grace of the Lamb, we are discovering new ways to assist families in crisis. In all this time, God has provided and guided us to distribute food and supplies; bring medicine and act as "nurses;" encourage the little ones with some toys; go knock on the door to give comfort, psychological guidance or simply words of encouragement; let the children come play in the yard sometimes; and of course, share the liberating message of the gospel, because we are sure that God takes care of the rest. 

I, myself, am a survivor of COVID-19. I have witnessed the face of Jesus through the loss of my older sister and in the midst of pain and through the young people who distribute coffee and bread, fruit and food in the hospitals. Though we are all vulnerable, the mission of the kingdom continues and brings comfort and light in the midst of this world we live in. Jesus, the builder of our life stories, will always give us the guidance to bring others into his kingdom of life, infuse us with life and inspire us to worship him, even in the midst of painful death. Worthy is the Lamb.

 

 

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​Ofelia García is a pastor and missionary in Santa Rosa Xochiac, Mexico City, Mexico. She is one of the leaders of the Sister Care program in Latin America.

 

 

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