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Impact of COVID-19

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”

As I write this, I am sitting in my home office trying my best to help minimize the impact of this virus. This crisis in our world is like nothing we have ever seen. The impact COVID-19 is having on our own lives is incredible and is unprecedented on our ministry.

In the last few days, we have had to make decisions that would help ensure the health and safety of our staff, ministry leaders and students. That is a top priority for our ministry right now. It has been difficult to have our normal opportunities to minister to kids taken from us. However, in spite of these new limits, our staff and leaders are continuing to minister to kids; whether it’s a message on social media, an encouraging text, or helping local organizations deliver food to hungry kids. We are still bringing hope to kids in every way we are able.

This is a time of great uncertainty and great unknown. So many questions and potential fears can flood our mind as we adjust to this new reality. We know that everyone is being impacted, challenged and stretched in some way by this terrible virus and the call to respond by isolating ourselves. Many of us are fearful for our health, our income, our loved ones, our uncertain future as individuals and as a nation. As I think of this reality I am reminded of this Corrie Ten Boom quote, “there are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety – let us pray that we may always know it!”

In the midst of this we are being forced to slow down. Our day to day has changed and our schedules are different. Our hope is that as we slow down, we are brought to our knees in prayer. Our desire is that we will seek Him even more for the souls of our kids. Our prayer is that we will continue to look to Him for the provision for this ministry. In this desperate hour when we can depend and count on nothing, may we dwell in the shadow of The Almighty and may we seek him for grace, wisdom and hope.

As we are seeking to go to Jesus even more in prayer, please know that we are praying for you. We are praying that each of you would have an overwhelming sense of the peace and presence of the Most High God. We are praying for your health, safety, and a deeper relationship with the Lord. We are so thankful for you and your partnership in this ministry.

-Andy Lightcap