The global teaching of Raili Väisänen and Mirjami Ylenius-Kuosmanen began many decades ago in Kenya, and after many stages has now proceeded to neighboring Ethiopia. New language versions of the Sunday School textbooks written by child ministry pioneers are now being completed for use by Pentecostal Churches in Ethiopia.
In Tigray, food shortages due to armed conflict and the Corona pandemic have deepened. The UN estimates that more people are suffering from hunger in the Tigray area than anywhere else in the world and the situation is expected to worsen in the coming months. Aklil, a widow, who has just given birth, tells of the horrors of recent months.
The need for food aid in the crisis-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now the largest in the world in absolute numbers. Years of chaos and suffering have reached alarming proportions. Through Fida and a local partner, food aid will reach the most vulnerable and bring hope to many.
Interest in Christianity among Turkish people has increased during the Corona Year. Despite many challenges, new churches are being established at an increasing pace. Fida is involved in supporting the planting of local churches and the spiritual growth of believers.
Tommy Koponen could hardly have imagined that the floorball team he had founded would one day be the Finnish championship team. This spring, Tommy is planking with his team for a good cause. Each minute planked will raise funds for Ugandan children in the Fida Food for Life -campaign.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the aftershocks worry residents in the city of Goma, where it is estimated that thousands have lost their homes. The extent of the damage is being assessed in the area where Fida is starting humanitarian aid. Fida has given € 50,000 in disaster relief for the victims of the disaster.