The World Health Organization recently described long-term mental health challenges posed by the pandemic in Europe. Officials said these issues should be addressed as openly as social and economic recovery.
In turn, pandemic uncertainty creates Gospel opportunities. World Missionary Press partners throughout Europe tell Helen Williams, “People are more open to talking about the future, or eternal things. Each of these ministries is finding more receptivity,” she says.
“That is part of what we’ve seen from COVID in so many parts of the world. There is a fear and [a questioning:] What do we believe in? What can we hang on to? What can we hope in?”
WMP prints Scripture booklets in dozens of languages and ships them in bulk to partners throughout Europe. Read the latest updates here.
“It doesn’t do us any good to just print material and put it into boxes. There needs to be those (partners) who are willing to help get it to the field, distributed to individuals,” Williams says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray the increasing openness in Europe will lead to a greater hunger to read God’s Word, and a greater understanding of the true Gospel. Pray that many will find new life in Christ.
- Pray that a 20-foot container, with Scripture booklets in 23 languages, will arrive safely in Denmark and be greatly used by God.
- Pray that God will bless 11,000 Persian New Testaments to be shared with Iranians living in northern Europe.