Covid-19

Covid-19:
Learn, Pray, Serve

We are a people of hope. Yes, Covid-19 has disrupted our lives and is creating significant challenges and suffering, but hope in God is greater than any pandemic. With the psalmist we pray: “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33: 20-22

PRAY

Pray for the world:

  • Pray for churches as they struggle with new ways to lead and serve.
  • Pray for those experiencing persecution during this time. For example, Christians in Pakistan are not receiving food aid from the government [www.indcatholicnews.com/news/39277 ]
  • Pray for those who are living “hand to mouth”. With so many unable to work, hunger will be a significant issue.
  • Pray for those in densly populated areas where social distancing is diffiult.

Pray for Set Free:

  • For wisdom as we seek ways to help protect the vulnerable.
  • For God’s provision for finances
  • For health and provision of our leaders – some of whom are suffering significantly.
  • For those SFM leaders who are giving leadership in their communities.
  • For future plans during this time of uncertainty.

Tell us how we can pray for you in the form below.

SERVE

  • Where and when possible, consider contributing to your local food bank.
  • There is an urgent need to provide food and technology to refugees and those in need in the Dearborn, MI area – Donate here.
  • Continue to plug into your faith communities online community-building endeavors.
  • Facetime or video call friends and family to keep yourself and others from isolation.
  • Support small businesses and non-profits who are hurting during this social distancing.
  • Trafficking hasn’t stopped, and neither have we!
  • Do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by listening to your local health advisors and government officials.
  • Check in with your church community for more ways to be a light in the darkness.
  • Consider giving a financial gift to Eden’s Glory, a restoration home offering hope and healing to survivors of human trafficking here.
  • Trafficking hasn’t stopped, and neither have we! Help us continue to protect the vulnerable support SFM – learn how here.
  • Watch for Kevin Austin’s updates regarding our response to COVID-19. See below:

How can we pray for you?

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the Free Methodist Church in the USA. The majority of our work is done through partnerships. Last year, we worked with 100+ agencies in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. We are also members of the Wesleyan Holiness Connection Freedom Network. We believe human trafficking cannot be solved by only one organization or denomination – we’re all in this together!