Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength a very present help in time of trouble…“
God doesn’t do social distancing and I am so glad about that. The whole world is willing to recognize that we are in very different times than ever before. We are all willing to recognize these are very troubled times yet still I find too few who are willing to recognize the truths found in Psalm 46. I would encourage you today to read through Psalm 46, to understand that the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Let me share with you a brief summary of the last three months. I would invite and enjoy it if you would connect with me for a more in-depth personal discussion. Since February when this most bizarre pandemic hit our world, our/my God has shown me that He doesn’t do social distancing. Every step of the way, every new twist God has been there. For many, this has been a time to be able to slow down but for myself and the rest of the pastoral staff here at Saving Grace World Missions, things got kicked into high gear. Technology has become a vital tool for me, all be it a very frustrating one due to not understanding it well, but it has still been very valuable. Personal contact has always been so important to me. Whether it’s face-to-face or telephone, but during this time I have been able to connect with our missionaries around the world on the various video chat platforms. In this season I have found myself able to care for missionaries around the world more than ever.
One thing’s for sure, broken lives, confused and lost individuals, fear, uncertainty, anger, frustration, and anxiety have not been on lockdown due to COVID-19. As a matter of fact, the scattered and shut down ministries have only exasperated this. People are still in need of lots of counsel, hope, and comfort that is only found in the word of God. By the grace of God and your partnership, I am grateful that I have been in a position to offer that.
COVID-19 can’t stop The Gospel and it can’t stop us. Jenn is still ministering at full speed as well, leaving the house every day with a great attitude, facing ministry with women who already make unhealthy life choices and are at high risk of exposure. She told me one morning when leaving that she has to go, how else would these ladies hear the word of God and receive the tools they need to stay sober.
Again I would love to speak with you in person because there is just too much to put in one update. I would love to share about unique Sunday services teaching morning devotionals, couples devotionals, Bible college teachings in south Asia and so much more the Lord has allowed us to be a part of in the midst of a world-wide pandemic.
It’s crazy to think of unless you realize how big our God is.
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All for His Glory,
Tim and Jenn Pappas