Egbe, Nigeria COVID-19 update from C.A.R.E. Africa

Posted: April 8, 2020 by Patrice Miles in African School, C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe, Egbe Nigeria, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, People of Egbe

Here is an Egbe, Nigeria COVID-19 update from Emma Salako our CEO;

The news of this virus has really broken a lot of people down with fear, both old and young are so scared. For the past week it has been crazy! Shops were forced to close, banks and hospitals were not allowing people in without washing of hands. Food became like gold to find, prices of everything increased overnight and churches were not allowed to hold worship services.  All schools were closed with no alternative way for the children to do school lessons.  There was no traveling and markets were not allowed to sell.  Anyone who opened their store or anyone walking about was getting caned and or harassed severely. Many people were saying it’s the end times as they sat home starving.

This week things seem to be getting back to normal.  People are opening their small shops, banks are working half days, the motorcycle guys are transporting people around town again, gas stations are now open but schools and churches are still locked down.

homeThe CARE Africa kids, caregivers and staff are all in good health. We are checking on them regularly to encourage them to keep the faith and know that all things will soon be back in place in God’s timing. Today and the rest of this week we are going house to house to share small bags of rice and other provisions to our families to help sustain them the little we can.  Please pray for the well being of our children and staff at CARE, pray for Egbe land, pray for Nigeria, pray for the poor, pray for the lost who are thinking that God wanted to punish them with this virus.  Pray for all nations to feel the hand of God and see His power at work. Pray for God’s comfort to those who lost their loved ones during this hard time.  Pray for the leadership of CARE not to give up or feel discouraged. Pray strongly that more people will draw closer to Jesus during this time and that many will come to accept Jesus.

Thank you all for your love.  We just want you guys to know that we are doing fine here on the other side of the world and you are all in our prayers just as we need your prayers.

  1. Patrice

    Thanks for this heartbreaking update. It sounds much harder for folk in Nigeria and other under-resourced locations. Thanks for all you and your team are doing.

    Together with you bringing good news to hard places,


    Doug Christensen
    Director of RDM (Relationship Development Ministry) and Special Assistant to the CFO
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  2. Eld Robert E Olaofe says:

    God bless efforts of this none profitable, selfless organization.

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