Ministry Update – Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Dear Friends,

I am sure you have received numerous emails over the past week or so concerning the Coronavirus. From all indications, we now know that all four countries where Christian World Outreach (CWO) has ministries are reporting to have positive cases. I must admit my prayers were somewhat selfish asking God to spare Burkina Faso, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe from being infected. The main reason for this is knowing that the health care in these countries, as it is in many other countries, will not be able to care for many of those who are infected.

Our prayer for each of you is that you and your families are healthy and well. As we are all being affected by the outbreak of this virus, we pray that we will all rely on the hope and peace that only God can give. We pray that we all look for ways to encourage each other and can represent our faith in Christ well. May we all look for ways we can reach out to others in any way we can, even if it cannot be face to face.

The CWO headquarters here in the US is committed to supporting the leadership and staff in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We are, like most of you, working from home and staying in contact with the leadership as they begin to deal with what this means for ministry. The CWO Board is also ready to support the leadership and make decisions as needed.

We are staying in contact with our leadership to know what is needed during this time. Currently, most if not all ministries and programs are restricted to prevent the spread of this virus. Since, Burkina, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe have had minimal cases reported at this time, we are in the planning stages of what is needed if there is a widespread outbreak.

I would like to ask you to let us know if there are any specific ways we can pray for you. We want to join you in lifting up your specific requests before the Lord. Please pray for the CWO leadership as we make decisions and seek ways to minister to our staff and those we minister to in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Thank you for your prayers and for your support in many different ways. We will continue to share the Gospel and meet people’s physical needs however God leads now as we have in the past.
Serving Together,
Greg Yoder
President
Christian World Outreach

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