Further to the last update, our workers continue to be fully employed and we are grateful for the opportunities afforded to us at this time. Whilst we would never have wished such restrictions upon us, we remember and take comfort in the fact that God is sovereign. In recent weeks many have engaged with our online evangelistic resources and our workers have been able to take various services and meetings online along with spending additional time in reading, study, prayer and preparation.
In the light of the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday (10th May 2020), we are still not in a position to enable any form of open-air work to restart and must reiterate that all our outside operations remain suspended. This decision will be reviewed at the next Committee meeting. Once clarity for a way forward has been determined, we hope to have an online ‘Staff Conference’ to discuss the implications and ongoing restrictions as we begin to operate once more.
This is a frustrating and challenging period for gospel-hearted workers. We yearn for the time when we can once again proclaim the good news of our Saviour on the streets of our nation. However, in God’s mysterious and providential ways, gospel seed continues to be sown. We look to Him to bring the increase!
May the exhortation the Apostle Paul gave to the Corinthians be our encouragement at this time, ‘Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord’ (1 Corinthians 15:58).