North Central Region,
During this time of the global pandemic, we wanted to reach out to you with a word of encouragement. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” There is a lot of reason for worry, doubt, and fear right now. We are taking each day as it comes and we have no idea what tomorrow might hold. There is fear over our health and well-being. We have doubts about the economy and the effects of social distance and isolation. As believers, we have a great promise: we can hand our anxiety over to God.
Maybe we are in lockdown for several months, maybe our economy tanks, maybe the virus spreads worse than the projections, but we will still have a God who loves and cares for us. Paul tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. What more could we need than that? So as we move in the days, weeks and months ahead, our prayer is that you rest and trust in the love of God. A love that can never be taken away, but a love that will sustain you day by day.
As your Regional Leadership Team, please reach out with any needs or questions you may have. We want to be a source of encouragement and resource during this time of crisis. Please keep us updated on what is happening in the life of your congregations and how we can help.
Finally, be sure to check the National Office’s website periodically for articles and resources in how your congregation can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.brethrenchurch.org/articles and our regional website as well https://www.brethrenchurch.org/north-central-region
In His Grace and Peace,
The North Central Regional Leadership Team