"Do Not Worry" | Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Dear Friend of our Ministry,
As I write to you this month, the world is in uncertain times while trying to deal with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our daily lives have changed—for many, financial situations have changed, however, we feel our ministry’s mission to provide Audio Bibles to anyone with a print disability is as important as ever. We’ve talked with many that are being isolated in order to keep themselves safe from the virus and having the Bible to listen to is bringing them much needed peace and comfort in these difficult times.
Let us all be extra careful and personally responsible not only for our own health, but also for the health of others, and let’s also pray that God will give us the strength to walk by faith and not by fear. Let us remember that worrying is sin as it is a clear disregarding and disobeying the command given by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matt. 6:25-34.
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?; Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” (Matthew 6:25, 31)
We want to be wise, and we want to keep our minds and hearts firmly fixed on the realities of the sovereign goodness and care of our God, Who sits upon His throne and reigns from heaven and does all that He pleases (Psalm 115:1-30).
As we navigate these unfamiliar waters we continue to trust wholeheartedly our sovereign Lord and His infinite love for us, His children, which was demonstrated at the cross. His care and His love for us is infinite, complete and eternal. We are sure of His continual presence in our lives, and especially in the most difficult, dangerous and unexpected times and occurrences in our life, as He promised in His Word:
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)
He makes us feel His presence and protection because He loves us with infinite love!
And His mercies and compassion are new every morning as we face a new day and new challenges, and as we “hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” as we read in Lamentations 3: 22-26.
As we read in Psalm 91, since we, His children, abide in the presence of our Abba-Father, we “will say of the Lord “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and the perilous pestilence.” (vv.2-3).
I suggest each one of you to listen [or read] and prayerfully meditate on the whole Psalm 91: you will receive a great comfort, a tremendous assurance and a powerful strength in facing the present and future circumstances as you confidently know that you “dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Let us all be extra careful and responsible, and let’s also pray that God will give us the strength to walk by faith, and not driven by fear.
Many blind and print-handicapped people also need to hear these words—God's comforting Words but are unable to because they don’t yet have access to the Bible in audio. We need to make sure all that needs to hear receive an Audio Bible.
We are already seeing the ripple effects of this disease and we’ve reached a critical moment in our ministry due to the increased costs for supplies to make Audio Bibles and a decrease in monthly financial support. Right now, we’re receiving more requests for Audio Bibles than we’re able to fill and it would break my heart to make anyone wait to hear because we didn’t raise enough funding to accomplish our mission—God’s mission (Matthew 28:16-20).
We don’t want anyone to feel obligated to give, especially during these difficult times, but if you agree with us and the importance of making God’s Word available to anyone unable to hold or read a printed Bible, please, send in your gift today.