The situation in Afghanistan is going from bad to worse. According to recent reports, at least 7.3 million children in Afghanistan could face severe food shortages due to floods, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and civil war.
“We have so many families with small children that are currently without food,” one missionary from the region has reported. “Many of the homes in [where are serving] have been impacted by the floods last month.”
BTJ is partnered together with local missionaries to help with the food crisis.
BTJ has sent aid to Afghanistan this month with the help of BTJ GateKeepers. Partners who are standing together with BTJ made it possible to send $10k USD in aid to purchase food, hygiene items and provide shelter. Unlike a large government-run organization which sends tens of millions of dollars to Afghanistan without knowing where it goes, how it is used, or whether it has really helped anyone or not, BTJ is working in small coordinated efforts to effectively distribute aid person-to-person and family-to-family.
BTJ believes that, to make a difference in a place like Afghanistan, aid has to be delivered by missionaries with purpose. It needs to be shared by Christians who have a call on their lives. Each child needs to feel like more than a statistic – they must feel love and know that they are cherished by the God who created them.
God has called us to help the poor, love the forgotten, and to share the Gospel in Afghanistan. You can help make a difference in Afghanistan today by joining us in prayer.
Learn more about being a BTJ GateKeeper by clicking here.