If you follow the news (or frankly, even if you don’t) you’re acutely aware of the global economic challenges. People are scared about the future. Few are immune, including many of our ministry partners whom we’re praying for because they’ve contacted us with concerns due to losing their jobs.
The economic upheaval is just as real to our African brothers and sisters—and dims their hope.
But as fellow believers in Christ Jesus, you and I also follow the Good News! And we know this time is alive with an amazing hope, as it marks the greatest gift this world has ever known—the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
It is, in fact, the point of our entire purpose. As I Timothy 4:10 states, “For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.”
We have a great opportunity in spreading the message of Christ’s sacrifice, salvation and promise of eternal life to people around the world, as the Lord calls each of us to do.
And yes, we’re aware of the economic environment. At times—especially when viewed through the world’s lens—the situation looks hopelessly impossible. Even still, as fellow members of Christ’s family, you and I also know something else—something that exceeds the knowledge of all the world’s leaders, commentators and credentialed experts. We know Jesus’ words:
“…with God all things are possible.”
We’ve personally witnessed the miraculously multiplying power of God’s blessings in our lives. We’ve witnessed His hand on our ministry. Truly, as you no doubt have in your own life.
God granted us our very lives and He pours out the bounty of blessings we enjoy each moment. Through His Holy Word, He guides our hearts and minds to remind us to serve as good stewards of those blessings.
Deuteronomy 24:19 reminds us that, “When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.”
Thank you for helping our people. Our national lockdown has been extended from three weeks to five. And Olga and Lwazikazi are running our feeding effort in Stone Hill seven days a week and providing around 160 meals a day.
As I John 5:3-4 says, “And His commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
The victory is assured—for it belongs to Him.
We go into this challenging season grateful for all the opportunity it holds and excited about the unending possibilities the Lord has in store—not only for our efforts, but yours as well.
Thanks again and a happy Easter celebration to you and yours.
Amid all the news, remember the Good News—He is Risen!