In this week’s #GreatCommission Recap, we offer helpful ways to pray for Iran and all those effected by the Coronavirus and discuss the idea of “calling.”
An Eye on the Nations
The Coronavirus has caused a lot of fear for people all around the world but especially in China, as we might expect. Yesterday, the World Health Organization officially declared the virus outbreak a global emergency.
In a podcast from Christianity Today, microbiologist and believer Eileen Burd shares some helpful ways that we can pray alongside her:
“I find myself in my own prayer life praying for three major things surrounding this outbreak.
One is for the government of China, that they make well informed, evidence-based decisions for their population… That they continue to be or are transparent with people. That they react at an appropriate level.
I pray really hard for the healthcare workers in China. I know they haven’t been well-resourced.
And I pray for the general population in China. The mortality rate is low, which is good, but still, the speed at which people are getting sick is unsettling.
I really pray for those three things. The government, the health care workers, and the population in China.”
To learn more about the impacts of the Coronavirus, check out the following articles:
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As we continue to see Iran take on news headlines, Dr. Scott Hildreth offers three specific ways we can pray the country.
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus shows us that the true neighbor is the one who looks beyond racial and religious distinctions and extends love. Most of us cannot physically care for the people of Iran. But we do serve a God who can bind their wounds, administer the healing balm, place people under his protection, and pay all the expenses.
Professors Greg Mathias, Scott Pace, Scott Hildreth, Ronjour Locke, and Jim Shaddix discuss different aspects of the idea of “calling” as it relates to Gospel ministry during the 2019 Missions Gathering Chapel.
Southeastern 5K 2020
The Southeastern 5K is coming up quickly, and we could still use some help on the day of the race. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can sign up for a specific volunteer position here.
If you’d like to participate in the race and still haven’t signed up, you can do that here.