Missionary Updates COVID-19
People around the world are dealing with the effects of COVID-19.
Click below to see updates and prayer requests from our AFLC Missionaries and ministry partners.
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
By the grace of our Lord we are all doing good during the outbreak of Corona pandemic disease. And we hope and pray that the same with you all in our AFLC family there in US.
It is our continues prayer that our Lord would take control over this pandemic virus and protect His people all over the world.
In India the lock down is continuing for some more days. However, the AFLC congregations in some parts of A.P are now meeting for worship with small gatherings on Sundays during early morning. But we are waiting for government instructions how to open churches in town areas and in villages. After those instructions I think our pastors will begin church ministry without any trouble.
We thank you for your prayerful support during this difficult time.
Dear friends in Jesus,
Thanks for your prayers for us down here south of the border. In our state of Zacatecas, churches have had to close since the last week or so of March.
We are in the peak of our infections in Mexico and in an effort to cut down on the number of people in the downtown area here, they are limiting the number of days you can drive. The days we can drive depends on the last number of our license plate. Each vehicle is only allowed to drive on two days each week, and then alternating Sundays depending on whether our plates end with even or odd numbers. They also closed the nearest airport to us at the beginning of May. Many are growing impatient with the isolation and many are also in very difficult circumstances not being able to work.
(translated via Google Translate)
Dear Brothers & Sisters,
May the Grace and Peace of Christ be with you!
We are living atypical days, closed churches, no services, all kinds of banned meetings. We coordinate all evangelism work, our choir is doing the rehearsals via online, we also stop our profession group of faith and we are meeting by video conference. I have recorded the sermons.
In our house we are all back to health. Thank you for your prayers!
We count on your prayers and hoping that the Lord will shorten these days. PEACE!
Uganda News Report: (new information is underlined)
- Day 74 of virus in-country
- This week we went from 253 to 507 cases of virus in-country. Still no deaths. 82 have recovered.
- Suspended: Border crossing.
- Closed: Educational, Religious, and Political gatherings
- Prohibited: Gatherings of more than 5, movement between 7:00 pm and 6:30 am, (motorcycles by 5 pm), communal prayer even under 5, outdoor exercise.
- Reopened: Use of private vehicles, businesses, public transport at half capacity, most merchandise and service inustries.
- Mandatory use of cloth masks in public.
Uganda Missionary News Report:
- Ambassador Institute remains suspended.
- The Raans are spending June visiting churches in North Dakota.
- The Bergers continue self-quarantine.
- The Jores have made their first trip into town since private transport reopened. Nate continues his discipleship of the leaders of the church in Nabukosi.
- Michael Rokenbrodt has turned the Raan household over to a family of friends in need. He is rejoining his landlord, Wycliffe, at his old place this week. Video editing is taking most of his time.
Uganda Prayer Requests:
- General: Pray for our latest increase in cases, that we continue to maintain zero virus-related deaths, and that authorities can prevent a mass outbreak.
- Michael asks for continued prayer for Lutheran Island Camp in Henning, MN and other camp ministries. (Michael has worked with this ministry for 14 years.) The camp has decided to close their summer season of youth programs for 2020. Michael is in the recording stage of an online theatre project where campers can act from home. They are also meeting for online devotions.
- From the Bergers: We got word that the people who's house we're renting part of, will be moving out of their home the end of next month (the tenants that were meant to move in in November have problems at their current home and asked if they could move in earlier). So we'll be moving for the third time just this calendar year (and the 15th time in 5 years time (not counting moving around during furlough)). Please pray for God to give us the physical and emotional capacity we need to move again. And please pray for us to find a good home soon.
- From the Jores: Praise God for the successful delivery of the child of Ibula's wife last week. Mother and child are doing well.
- There is much malaria during this time of year and we have been affected too. Today it was Julia who fell sick. We are thankful for relatively quick recoveries and for the joy of the Lord.