A year on and the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every part of our lives, particularly for those of us who spend most of our ministry time with people. Some countries have sadly been very much affected by Covid, while other lands are only slightly restricted, yet in almost all parts there is a different attitude towards joining crowds to listen to a message like the gospel. But we have found ways to keep on reaching out!
This Saturday, 20th March, we commemorate the 129th anniversary of our very first Open Air meeting, in Sydney Australia. Over all these years we have spread to all corners of the globe, with ministry continuing inside and out, in southern summer weather and northern winter. We are reaching young and old, in the usual informal settings of the street, or in more formal settings, like schools. So, while we have not chosen this year to hold special meetings or activities in most countries, nevertheless, we invite you to remember us in prayer.
Here you can see a number of photos from activities and announcements which some of our branches have posted on Facebook during the last three weeks.
And finally, an example of how we are coping with the restrictions, using the advantages of modern technology to get where we would otherwise not be permitted. This is a school ‘collective worship’ message for schools in Wales, Great Britain. And the Lord is using such tools in wonderful ways to enable many to hear the good news of Jesus.