Igreja Evangélica de Confissão Luterana no Brasil
We can not provide all the care we would like. Time does not permit it; always someone else is in need of some compassionate service. In these difficult times, many people have had to interrupt their professional activity or lose their jobs. For this reason, Igreja Evangélica de Confissão Luterana no Brasil (IECLB) Diakonia, in its various locations, has motivated organizations and faith communities to initiate diaconal campaigns, emphasizing the necessity that Diaconia must move on, even if in different ways, with care and hygiene, in the fight against the coronavirus.
The involvement of IECLB Diakonia and diaconal communities was great in the campaign for making masks. Several individuals, families, and communities of faith have been working hard, whether in sewing or in the donation of material. This activity is just one example of what so many people have done in the IECLB: placing their hands at the service of the diaconal Gospel of Jesus, assisting people in their sufferings. It is estimated that more than 20,000 masks have already been made and donated.
In addition, there is a lot of love being donated: clothes, food distribution to promote human dignity, hygiene materials, information about prevention, listening to the tired people who needed care and comfort.
A diaconal action can save someone or minimize their suffering!
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10.10
May the diaconal love of Jesus transform lives through these beautiful acts.
Diác. Dionata Rodrigues de Oliveira
Diác. Ma. Carla Vilma Jandrey
Coordenadora de Diaconia e Programa Diaconia Inclusão
Secretaria da Ação Comunitária