This is a Tax Deductible OARF project

Some Pioneers workers are involved in aid and development work through OARF projects that reflect an acknowledgement and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through a Christian faith perspective. These projects work with communities, seeking to improve conditions in a sustainable way and redress inequalities by promoting fairer and impartial systems of services, often for the least privileged and most marginalised members of that society. Here is an update about how two projects are addressing urgent needs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


We have been looking for ways to serve the Balinese during the quarantine period.  The greatest need on the island right now is food supply. Many people have lost their jobs and are having a hard time making ends meet. Most are small business owners, farmers, and day laborers who ordinarily live on income earned day-to-day.

Our local partners have identified families needing assistance now. We are seeking to supply food packets that include staple foods, a COVID-19 awareness booklet, and messages of encouragement. Our goal is to reach 400 families a month for the next 4 months, which requires raising a total of $16,000.

Thank you for partnering with us in this work.


The sudden lockdown has left thousands of poor people stranded, away from their villages and without basic necessities for survival. For daily labourers who live from hand to mouth, the fear of sickness was far surpassed by the fear of not having food for their daily needs.

The Lord has opened a door for us to minister into this situation. We gained permission from local authorities to start relief efforts and many families have been given food packs to keep them going. In other communities, hundreds of people are fed each day. People are not just suffering from the actual disease of COVID-19, but from starvation due to lack of resources during lockdown.

Words of gratitude from recipients of food parcels in India…

“We are daily wages labourers, but at present we cannot find any jobs. What shall we eat? Where shall we go? It is difficult to survive without food. When everything is closed, how do we go to work?” “We are all starving because of no income at all. We have nothing to eat and it is so difficult to survive. We are completely jobless right now.” “We completely ran out of food. We are happy now to receive this help from donors. We thank you so much for helping us at this time of crisis.”

Thank you for partnering with us in this work.

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