As we all know now, Covid-19’s spread and the restrictions caused by it seem to change rapidly. But here’s the latest in our children’s homes as of this writing:
Russia: Though the majority of the Russian orphanages we work in remain under quarantine, they appear to remain virus-free. We are thankful for the staff’s diligence to follow all measures to help prevent Coronavirus from spreading as they come and go from the facilities.
Our Bible Discovery Class teachers have developed some creative ways—from care packages to video chatting—to stay in contact with the children.
India: As we feared from the beginning, based on its population density and lack of access to quality health care, India has become one of the hardest-hit Covid hot spots in the world. At the end of August, they recorded 100,000 new cases in one day. Sadly, most cases are not recorded.
Many are dying in India due to starvation, as well, because of price hikes and police-controlled areas. Grocery prices have sky-rocketed and many police who are hired to bring groceries to those who are not allowed to leave their houses add their own fees as well.
We’ve had concern for one house father who, though not tested, has symptoms of Covid-19.
Many of our homes have had children removed because of Covid-related restrictions. They grieve the loss of these children and are concerned for their wellbeing.
Kenya: Kenya’s Covid-19 rates appear to have peaked in late July with a total of 1,332 new cases in one day. They have lost fewer than 800 people to the virus thus far.
El Shaddai Children’s Center continues to vigilantly quarantine the boys and educate them online.
Please continue to pray with us for the safety and protection of orphans around the world.
Believing in miracles,
The Boaz Project, Inc.