By: Rafael Brondani, South American Division, and Adventist Review, courtesy Adventist Review

Sensitive to emotional and spiritual needs during the most challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sobradinho Seventh-day Adventist Church near Brazil’s capital held a prayer drive on April 3, 2021. The initiative moved many residents to tears, organizers said. The initiative was part of the closing activities at the end of Holy Week, as the days around Easter weekend are known, and was accompanied by a drive-in service.

The Prayer Caravan drove around several neighborhoods of that working-class community, part of Brasilia’s Federal District. The caravan and volunteers stopped at 12 specific spots to reach out and pray with people while following social distancing recommendations.

Local church pastor Sandro Costa said the goal was to pray for every resident in the area, and people responded. People waved to the caravan and made prayer gestures, visibly moved. “You could see how touched they were that someone was praying for them,” Costa said.

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