Friends in Christ,
We have been consumed by Covid-19 for almost 8 months. We have seen many die in our country and many lose jobs or suffer cuts in pay. We have seen unrest in our country and divisions that seem to run deep.
At the Amigos Center our lines are getting longer. While the pandemic seems to have quieted down, we have opened our clothing bank very, very slowly, with a maximum capacity of two people at a time.
We have started church services again and look forward to starting in-person Bible studies once more.It has been a long road from March. Covid-19 swept through, and at one point it was just Tulisha and I distributing food on Tuesdays. Now we are back with all the volunteers well, and none too soon as we continue serving more people.
Like you, we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We don’t what will come when the workers return. But we stand firm in faith. Faith that God, Jesus Lord of all will be with us.
Romans 8:18-25: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Be patient, for we have hope in Christ. Amen