Since I’m talking about fear this month, I thought I’d look at this topic a bit more here. Check out the thought for the day. I hope this is an encouragement to you!
Jonathan and Rachel Ward (Missionary Care Ministry in Entrepierres, France
Churches and their leaders are struggling with many questions:
* When conditions allow, will people return?
* With the drop in people's attendance and giving, will pastors be able to keep their jobs? (Some are already looking for secular employment.)
* In what ways might God be inviting us to rethink how we do church and its activities?
Many church leaders have told us they have never worked so hard or felt so stressed as they have during the current crisis. We value your prayers as we provide space and safety for them to leave their cares and their future in God's hands.
New team members: Marc and Jeanine:
Marc and Jeanine have been with us for over 10 months and we are just as thankful to have them as the day they arrived.
Marc and Jeanine handle maintenance here at Entrepierres. Marc loves practical work (he used to design and make cars in a Peugeot factory) and Jeanine loves hospitality, gardening and getting everything ready for each missionary family that comes to stay. Their help and their presence are a real gift.
This brings our full-time team to three couples: ourselves, Marc & Jeanine, and Roger & Dominique, who joined us in 2018 to share the counselling load.
Jonathan and Rachel
GBC Prayer Night is shifting to “in-person” gatherings! We plan to meet for prayer on Wednesday’s at GBC (in the side auditorium). Start time – 7pm. Please plan to join us in prayer God’s Kingdom to come, His will to be done, in Guelph as it is in Heaven!
For questions or further details please contact Jacob Ginter– firstname.lastname@example.org or text 519-803-4453
Thought for the day: If you take your fears to God, He will take care of them for you.
Isaiah 35:4 says that those with fearful hearts can feel strong in the face of fear, knowing that God is there and will save you from the fears, delivering sweet vengeance as well. What is meant here is that while it may or may not mean that cancer, job loss, death of a child, or depression goes away immediately, God will take away the fear you might have that things won’t change, bringing you love, hope, and strength to keep going. So, if you’re struggling with fear right now, no matter what it is, be sure to take it to God. He can then help you, through the Holy Spirit, take care of it. There’s no fear too big, or too small, to bring to God!
In His grip,