Since the ‘waging of the ‘war’ against the spread of COVID-19 , the directive to wear a face mask has been of primary importance, along with sanitising and washing hands with soap.

It is the clarion call of every world leaders’ address on this pandemic in the bid to curb the infection rate, and the mask has fast become an integral part of our daily apparel.

Amidst the chaos and anxiety, human industry and ingenuity has found expression in producing face masks of a variety of colours and designs, branded for advertising and ‘blinged’ for fashion. Who can question our commitment to stay safe and look good whilst doing it?

Sadly though it remains the most vulnerable who are in desperate want of such an important and basic need.

Ever aware of the plight of the impoverished, and with our supporters help, AESA has endeavoured to address this need since lockdown commenced by distributing handmade face masks together with food parcels. These masks were made and donated by local supporters and AE SA’s Ngezandla Zethu Sewing Project.

AE SA would like to thank AE Australia for partnering in providing funding for a special project where students of the Ngezandla Zethu Sewing Project will produce and distribute over 2500 face masks, free of charge, to the most needy in our community. All praise be to God!

Our students (pictured) are working hard , and have already produced 460 face masks in just four days!

We are so thankful to our donors and the students of the Sewing Project for their unwavering commitment to assist us in addressing this need. The fight to keep the most vulnerable safe is, however, on-going, and so as we rally together to reach out, we appeal to you for your continued assistance.

God is our shelter and strong tower…stay safe and be blessed!

Please pray
  • For AE South Africa’s leadership as they lead the country through this difficult time.
  • The well-being, health and discernment of front line medical practitioners as they mobilise for the outbreak
  • That those who have lost family, jobs and security will find hope, refuge and strength in Christ.
  • All team members of AE South Africa as they reach out with the Good News of Jesus through Word and Deed.
  • Give thanks to the Lord for all those who are bringing glory to the name of Jesus through these difficult circumstances.

Written by Gavin John (Communications, AE South Africa)

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