Now in August, the world is still trying and deal with the many challenges brought on by the novel Coronavirus.
Over one billion children are or will be soon affected by school closures. Many are also losing a place where they are protected and cared for. Abuse, child labor, and forced early marriages are increasing. Girls are particularly affected. As many as 10 million children could be excluded from classes this school year and perhaps for years to come. Please pray for increased efforts in education worldwide.
Please join us in praying for affected people in Canada 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 significantly impacting the mission work in most countries where LM operates. Entry requirements have been made more stringent, travel is limited, and meetings cancelled. Our missionaries in the underdeveloped parts of the world are mostly on their own. All LM events that cannot be done online have been cancelled until further notice.
Please 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.