Our church in Prague resumed services in May, with restrictions, such as wearing facemasks. Our entire mission team from throughout the Czech Republic attended one of the first services.
Time for Prayer
So, what can you do when life changes drastically because of a virus? Pray.
How do you continue working with technology when you are unsure about the effectiveness? Pray.
How do you deal with social isolation and loneliness when you can’t leave your home? Pray.
How do you care for loved ones far away infected with COVID-19? Pray.
And how do you try to make sense of all that is happening in the world these days? Take it to the Lord in prayer.
April certainly was a month of prayer, reading Scripture and living life online. Classes that I taught and meetings I attended happened over Zoom. My Czech language classes continued through Skype and Microsoft Teams.
Everybody in Prague had to stay home, and wear facemasks to get groceries, or risk being fined. Borders, schools and businesses closed throughout April.
Though different than previous years, I want to thank so many of you for broadcasting your church services, especially during Holy Week and Easter. I’m glad that I could worship with you, sing along with the hymns, and pray with you.
One of my prayers was that God would spare the lives of so many Czechs who haven’t yet heard the Gospel. Praise to Him for answered prayers.
The farmers’ markets reopened in early May, followed by church services and small gatherings up to 15 people, as well as hair salons and all stores, except malls. We still had to wear facemasks until the end of May; they are no longer required outside.
And now that we are able once again to witness to people face-to-face—to show our neighbors the love of Christ—we continue to pray that hearts will change. All those lives spared here now have the chance to know Jesus Christ as their Savior, and to never fear death again.
This month we remember we are never alone in our journeys:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)