Because of its worldwide dimension, the International Missionary Society is particularly concerned by the COVID-19 epidemic. The lockdown is an ordeal for the Sections as well as for the Groups and their members.
Nevertheless, as of March 16th, 2020, the managers of the 7 local Sections took measures to continue their mission in order to be present alongside the Groups and to keep sending the IMS aids.
Teleworking guarantees maximum security for everyone. When necessary, interactions are made with a constant concern for barrier gestures. Superiors, Bishops and Group managers have also received information on prevention and action if faced with cases of COVID-19.
Finally, it is worth noting the active participation of some IMS Sections in supporting religious communities affected by this disease, especially in Yaoundé.
Sister Dena receives a Group manager at the Office (IMS West Africa)
Mrs. Aura teleworking (IMS Central America)
Brothers Manuel and Niceforo on videoconference with their Groups (IMS Central America)