Things are settled. That is what my heart keeps telling me. Seven months into this uncertainty, we are finding a groove. While restrictions came off quickly our first time around; they have "stuck" much longer this time. Friends I watch in Kenya, Honduras, and the like have been much more confined than we are, so we find ourselves thankful.
At the same time things have opened up; the government still refuses to allow church meetings greater than 13 persons. There have been multiple arrests, mostly of pastors. Nathanael had to prayerfully consider what this meant for us. Our numbers don't usually increase over this amount since COVID. It is a frustrating place to be in when casino's, bars and busses can be open but God's house can't.
As a leadership team, (Jeimmy, Nathanael, Elizanie, Elmer and I) have been feeling a greater pull to fast and pray. Specifically last weekend we were fasting for marriages in the Deaf community. Thanks so much for those who prayed with us. We broke fast as a team last Saturday evening.
Next week, (November 27) Elizani and Elmer will be in charge for our monthly time of "getting away so that leadership can be trained". This time Jeimmy will travel with us to visit some friends in Spanish Lookout. Please pray that this would be a time of learning and growth for all! We are excited about what is doing in Elizanie and Elmer as a couple and as leaders.
Individual discipleship and visiting continue to happen. Two weeks ago Nathanael, Selah and Jeimmy met with a woman who has now tested COVID positive. While we believe we are out of danger, she is struggling with fear. Nathanael was able to provide assurance to her over Facebook messenger.