IC Week Three Title

By Dan Etheridge

Week three: Lack…

We’ve all experienced ‘lack’ in one way or another recently. It may be that you are missing or feeling the lack of your youth group/church. Maybe it’s the lack of time with your mates, maybe it’s some food, maybe even loo roll?

We want to encourage you with stories from our persecuted brothers and sisters across the world who are – through lack – holding onto Jesus, praying big things and instead of stockpiling stuff, are generously giving.

So, for the next 20 minutes or so (see the note on the below if you’re not a big reader), take some time to focus in on God, a source of comfort, hope and friendship in these times of enforced isolation and social distancing.

We also know that during this global crisis our church family around the world are in need. Where we may lack packets of pasta or we may miss hanging out with mates, many Christians are facing incredible difficulties. In India, many Christians come from poorer communities. Being on lock-down means they can’t work, which means no money for rent or food. They are facing serious lack. And this is where we can help with what we have. Please check out the new coronavirus crisis appeal here, share the link and help your church family around the world. Thank you!

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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