I trust that this letter finds you doing well during these unusual days. Thank you for your faithful giving to missions despite the economic clouds of uncertainty lingering overhead.
As human beings, many things can seem unsure. However, as Christians we can be certain that God is on His throne and that He is still working all things after the counsel of his own will (Ephesians 1:11). Despite the Coronavirus, the Great Commission continues and churches are being established around the world. The Joe Marshall family has been serving in Australia for many years and they give an example of this truth in a recent prayer letter. This is what they wrote:
Since our return to in-person services, we have had three first-time visitors. One man who was saved before the lockdown returned and requested to be baptized. In the next service, he brought a friend to church. After the friend settled his salvation, he requested to be baptized! Then, I received a phone call from a pastor friend who had just led someone to the Lord who lives in our area. We met with him, and he is now attending the church. Despite difficult times and restrictions placed upon us, it is great to know that nothing can stop the work of God!
I am thankful that God is still at work and I am grateful that you have chosen to be used by Him to help accomplish the Great Commission. Thank you for your generous giving. Missionaries continue to work worldwide and they continue to need your faithful support—perhaps more now than ever before. May the LORD richly bless you!
David H. Snyder
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