The world is watching the spread of the Corona virus with bated breath. We are praying for affected people in Germany and around the world. In particular, we pray for wisdom for politicians in charge, government offices and churches and for strength for those who work on the front lines in the health care system.
This tense situation is also impacting the mission work. Entry requirements have been sharpened, travel limited and meetings cancelled. Our missionaries in the underdeveloped parts of the world are mostly on their own. All LM events have been cancelled until at least Good Friday.
Pray as we ponder how we can continue to serve people in the congregations, whether by phone, the internet or practical help. Also pray that neither panic nor despondency will carry the day, but that God might use this crisis to reach people.
Please pray for the 11 Intercultural Theological Academy (ita) who have been recalled to Germany this Friday, March 27th. Many are sad to leave their studies and program in Toronto this early, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.