This has been a challenging time for so many of us. Schedules have been upended, jobs have been lost and celebrations have been postponed or canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Jacob’s Well communities in Brazil have faced similar challenges, compounded by poverty and health care access.
But we are seeing resilience with Bible studies, remote classes and plenty of encouragement! Plus, the rains came in April which was a blessing for the farming efforts and water reserves. Thank you for your support; below are some updates from each community:
Riacho da Porta
The work at the coop continues under the supervision of Pastor Carlos. This month, areas were cleared for the planting of lime and papaya trees; organic fertilizer was applied to these areas as well as the garden area where the chives and cilantro are grown.
The hydroponics units in Angicos are doing very well. The community members were able to purchase materials to construct a shade structure from the profits of their crops. This month they also began trial plantings of lettuce and chives in the units and planted a new crop of cilantro.
Farming continues, and Pedro and Kessia are hopeful that they will be able to resume some ministry activities next month after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.