Outreach Canada Website
/ Thursday, April 9, 2020
The OC Global Alliance, of which Outreach Canada is a member, has established a special OCGA COVID-19 relief fund to help “majority world” missionaries as they serve internationally through this crisis. In the first week of April 2020, we assisted Colombian missionaries serving in Spain who have experienced a devastating loss of financial support. In the second week of April we provided food for our partners in India who are supporting and educating young people rescued from human trafficking.
Over half of our Global Alliance missionaries are sent from majority world countries (not from the USA or Canada). Many of our global partners are struggling today. As churches and businesses close, many international missionaries are left without any resources. One hundred percent of your donation to the OCGA COVID-19 Relief fund will be sent to the aid of our missionary partners. These funds will not be used for the support of North American Missionaries.
Please join us in helping our brothers and sisters who have sacrificed so much to be ambassadors for Jesus.
Update April 25, 2020
The OC Global Alliance (OCGA) is made up of over 1,100 missionaries serving around the world. The majority of these missionaries are not from the United States or Canada. They have been sent from Asia, Latin America, Africa and other locations. Many of these international missionaries have been impacted greatly by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Outreach Canada is partnering with our other OCGA teams to provide help.
India, we have sent over $1000 to assist with the feeding of individuals who have been rescued out of human trafficking situations, and the missionaries that work with them. The support is carefully distributed through our OCGA partners. Under normal circumstances this ministry is funded through local business opportunities. Today those businesses remain closed due to the pandemic. Our contribution so far has been a small drop in a big bucket. We hope to provide more help for this critical need.
Spain, Many of our OCGA missionaries in Spain have been sent from Latin American countries where missionary support has slowed to a trickle because of the COVID crisis and the economic consequences of the pandemic. We have sent over $2,000 to assist some of the missionaries with the greatest financial needs. The funds are sent and distributed through our OCGA partners.
We are becoming aware of other needs in Europe and in countries that can not be named here. We have lost associates to the virus in some locations. Our partners are assessing the local needs and providing all that they can to help non-western missionary families who have nowhere else to turn. Your gift of any amount will help us provide immediate and temporary relief for a missionaries in crisis.