A message from Entrust’s president on COVID-19
Greetings Entrust friends and ministry partners,
“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
It is my hope and prayer that you are experiencing God’s grace and peace in new ways while living in these challenging and often painful days.
Most of our Entrust staff, like many of you, find ourselves now living and working under “stay-at-home” orders. I find great encouragement from the letters written by the apostle Paul who so often wrote letters to churches while under house arrest or imprisonment. Paul, like us, often did not know how long it would be before he could be reunited with the people he loved and with whom he longed to continue in shared ministry. So, he wrote letters to the churches, encouraging them in the Lord and urging them to continue to live lives worthy of their calling. I send this letter with the hope and prayer that we will, like the people from those churches, be comforted by God’s word to us, remembering to hope in Christ and continuing to look for ways to encourage and help each other.
We at Entrust are prayerfully seeking the Lord’s guidance on the best ways to serve and to multiply leaders during the pandemic. We have resources on our website to provide encouragement and practical help for leaders during these challenging days. You can access these resources here: https://www.entrust4.org/covid-19-resources.
As Entrust staff work and serve primarily remotely now, we are praying and meeting on Zoom calls, sending emails, providing online training, and discussing how and when to reschedule the many trainings and conferences that needed to be postponed. We appreciate prayers for God’s direction in these decisions. Please also pray that God will work through our ministry while we are working remotely to multiply and develop leaders.
We are praying for you, our ministry partners. We would love for you to reach out to us to let us know specific ways that we can pray for you and your families. Also, if you have a relationship with specific Entrust staff, it would be an encouragement to our staff if you would send a message to let them know you are praying for them, too.
We are always grateful for the generous gifts of our financial supporters, and we are aware that in this uncertain climate, each gift is particularly sacrificial. We are praying for God’s provision for each of you and would appreciate your prayers for God’s continued provision for Entrust’s staff and ministry projects. Your continued financial support and gifts as you are able are greatly appreciated.
As we approach a much quieter-than-usual celebration of the resurrection, may we all find great hope and deep joy in our risen Savior!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Eph. 3:20-21)
God bless you,
Chris W. Goree