Well, I hope this finds you well. Here I’ve been struggling with my vertigo which has basically incapacitated me, which is why I haven’t posted the last two days.
Yesterday we both slept til noon (!). Guess we needed the rest. Finally today I am able to be up and around, not yet fully normal, but much better. It is so good to know that God has a plan and is working it out. All the events I had to cancel are in his hand, and if he so desires will have those things happen at a later time.
Barbara’s shoulder replacement surgery will be on Tuesday, March 17, so we would appreciate prayer for this to go well, and that she will be able to effectively combat the fears about her operation that assail her from time to time.
Nat and Abby were able to make it to the US from Germany, just squeaking in under the travel ban. They were able to rent a house in the right place for their future ministry.
Thank you for your prayers. Below here is an email Josh wrote to his fellow workers in T. It is good advice for us all. Warmly, Steve.
As I (Josh) was reading the news today, I was struck how the fearful response to the COVID-19 is out of all proportion. It is damaging nations, economies, livelihoods and relationships in unprecedented ways. This leads me to believe that it is a wide-spread spiritual attack. For this reason, I propose we take time to pray daily at 9:19 for 19 minutes. Let us pray:
against the fear that is enshrouding the hearts and minds of people
for healing for the sick
or the spread of the virus to stop
for people to seek God in this time of darkness
for sanity among our leaders
for the silencing of the sensation mongers
for courage and wisdom in how to be witnesses for Christ amidst the panic
Who will join me? Feel free to pass this on to others. The more people we can get praying the better!
Picture: even in darkness a light shines.