|With the continuing spread of the Coronavirus worldwide, as we think of ourselves, families, churches and communities, we are thankful for the work of partners in other parts of the world who continue to support their community, including the Amity Foundation. We are also aware of areas of the world including Italy, and Israel and Palestine where measures have been put in place to stop movement of people. We particularly think of our partner churches and organisations in these areas, including our Mission Partners, the McCullough family in Bethlehem, Kate McDonald in Tiberius, and Fiona Kendall in Italy, who are affected by the quarantine rules. Please remember them in your prayers at this time.
We have also received a letter from the Waldensian Church in Italy which can be found here. They remind us that going to church is an integral part of our faith and even when it is portrayed as a place of fear and contagion, the church leaders are still there to support and encourage their parishioners by other means – telephone, social media, and more.