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Navigating difficult days

April 2020 Newsletter

Since our last newsletter, we all find ourselves in a place we could never have expected, trying to respond to the most challenging moment we have ever faced.

As difficult as some days can be, I am reminded that we are all in this together and that sense of solidarity strengthens my resolve to persevere in prayer and worship.

I’m not saying that God causes suffering to teach us good things. But God does use everything, and if God wanted us to experience global solidarity, I can’t think of a better way. We all have access to this suffering, and it bypasses race, gender, religion, and nation” (Richard Rohr).

I’ve been reading the words Jesus spoke in Matthew 6 and I’ve become aware that these are days that expose where our treasure truly lies, what our trust is placed in and if we are seeking His Kingdom first.

I wanted to send this letter, first of all, so you know that we are standing with you in prayer and that you would continue to stand with us.

Secondly, I have attached a video that Ronnie shared on our social media platforms that will help explain where we find ourselves as a ministry.

2 Corinthians 8:1 – 3 And now brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able and even beyond their ability”

I know we are all fighting this together, but we all know some of our brothers and sisters will feel the pain and devastation from the effects of this virus more than others. If you can help them in any way, please do.

Finally, we are all navigating our way through this unknown, which requires fresh imagination and creative thinking. If there was anything you or your community were learning in the middle of this pandemic we would love to hear from you. We don’t want to get to the other side of this crisis and miss what the Holy Spirit wanted to teach us.

I am beyond grateful for all of you
Stay safe and be blessed

Neil