What interesting and concerning times! By now, nearly everyone on the planet is aware of COVID-19. Concerning? Yes, for no one is sure where the spread of this virus will take us or what it will mean. As a ministry with work stretching around the world and dear friends and partners all facing the same health concerns, we have been praying. Not only does serving Jesus matter, we care about the global Network Beyond family. We are committed to a “faith focus,” meaning that we believe trusting God is a better way than fear through this time. God is still God. Teams remain active, especially in Africa and Latin America. Yet we want to be discerning in following God’s leading as this Corona virus story unfolds and make adjustments in travel if necessary.
From Dudley (Director of ITI), "This morning as I was reading Luke 12 in my quiet time, I found myself meditating on these words in verse 32: “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” In this one verse, I saw the references to God as our Father, our Shepherd, our King. In essence, if we are the flock then He is the shepherd. If He is the Father, then we are His children. If He gives us the keys of the Kingdom, then He is the King, and we are His servants or stewards. As I meditated on this verse and these relationships, I thought about the corona virus
and our response. Fear not, dear people, our Father, our Shepherd, our King is here. This does not give us license to be foolish, but hopefully it will remind us in this time of crisis and uncertainty to keep our eyes focused on the God who provides, the God who cares, the God who reigns."
Thanks for your standing with us. We’re all in this together, Jesus and His people. The need for the Gospel and opportunities continue. Our big project for the year is to greatly expand the Network Beyond family so that the ministry continues to thrive. What if we might grow to see 200 global and U.S. leaders working together, 500 people regularly praying, 100 churches, and 1000 financial supporters? Check out the information and response information at www.networkbeyond.org.