by Linsay Steele
Mission Network News
“Most of the families that have remained in these villages are either disabled, elderly, or incredibly poor,” explains Mock, explaining that only the “young, mobile families” have had the means to leave.
“The people that remain were already the marginalized or the poor within the community. Now they listen to gunfire and artillery constantly.”
Because of the ongoing war taking place just outside their doors, families don’t leave their house very often, which means they struggle to get supplies or food. They’ve become unacknowledged victims.
“The devastation there is pretty pronounced. There are people that are lacking of medicine, lacking of water, food, and sometimes lacking in any kind of shelter,” Mock explains. “There’s really a different circumstance in there, and the amazing part, by God’s grace, is there are churches that God has raised up to be His witnesses both in action and in word.”
SGA and churches taking a roleFamilies stuck in dangerous areas are looking to local churches and SGA donations to bring support and encouragement.
While bringing food and supplies, church members also bring the message of God. In one certain town, members come every week to hear a sermon, searching for hope and giving truth.
But, it’s not as easy as it sounds...