We are living through challenging times that are impacting many people across the whole globe, if not all of us.
Nothing could have prepared us for the events that we now face and none of us can predict how long this situation will last or what life will look like at the end of it. Yet we are certain of God’s sovereignty and certain that he knows what will happen and we trust in him.
Our overriding priority at this time is the welfare of our mission partners, both long and short term, most of whom are serving overseas. We are in regular contact with all of them to ensure they have the support they need and to assess whether or not they should remain in situ. Some have been recalled home to the UK for the time being and we are keeping everyone else under constant review.
We have fully supported anyone who wanted to return to the UK and are still trying to secure safe passage for a few others. All of these mission partners plan to return to their overseas ministries as soon as it is safe to do so. Those who remain in country and those currently in the UK are equally committed to continuing their ministries as best they can in these strange times. Using whatever means they can, they continue to serve their church families and reach out to others with the certainty of the gospel.
Please pray for all our mission partners as they continue to minister in difficult circumstances. Pray for the Crosslinks office teams, who are settling into new ways of working. Pray for the Crosslinks Leadership Team who are searching for the right balance of faith and wisdom on a daily basis. Proverbs 3:5-6 says 'Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.'
Pray that we would learn more what it means to trust with all our hearts and acknowledge him in all our ways – all not some
Above all, join us in praying that the Lord Jesus Christ would reign over the nations and use us in our weakness and vulnerability, so that all glory would go to him.