We want to keep our friends and supporters up to date on the impact that the Coronavirus is having our ministry, but we want to do it in a way that speaks the truth. And the truth is this:
Jesus is already Lord over every circumstance. He is fully in control. He is unafraid.
However, though we are unafraid, we also recognize a need for strong leadership and wisdom, for our international ministry partners especially.
So, how is our ministry being impacted?
Living Missions Peru - our longtime partners in Peru fund their year round, full time ministry work with sustainable missions trips that they host from spring through late summer. They are already having to consider the possiblity of not only canceling their first few missions trips, but also realizing they may have an entire season where missions trips are unable to come down to do their work. Please be praying for them as they consider how to communicate clearly, and for generous hearts in the churches who planned to come. If they cannot host missions trips, their ministry will be severely impacted due to lack of funds.
Acts 1347 - our ministry partners in Italy, who specifically work with Chinese immigrants, are facing entire towns around them being shut down. May they see how to best serve their communities. They are specifically praying for a spiritual awakening around them, that people might fully realize how, apart from the hope of Jesus, they are lost and wandering, like sheep.
Missionaries in Asia - we have several families who work in various parts of Asia who have come home to ride out the storm. One family in particular, whose son has severe asthma, was able to fly home on one of the last flights before the airport in their city was shut down. Pray for peace as they watch the reports coming in about regions they care deeply about.
Faith Missions - one of our partners who lives in Uganda planned to visit Kansas City for the month of April for several speaking and fundraising engagements. We are currently deciding whether his visit needs to be postponed. Not only is his health a concern, as his flights will travel through several countries, but if he were to get stuck here in the US if all international travel were to get shut down, it would be a huge impact on his ministry work in Uganda.
Wanna go a step further? Our ministry partners are listed on our Projects page on givetransform.org. If every subscriber prayed for each of the ministry partners listed one time, spending less than 5 minutes in protective prayer, they would have been covered in almost 20 hours of prayer in the month of March!
Click below to see the list of partners!