COVID-19 Reflections

During this time of uncertainty and disruption, it’s vital for us to lift our eyes to our Father, to pray, reflect and act. Despite all that’s going on, the mission of God continues and we can still play our part.

Read some of the reflections below; may they be a source of inspiration, comfort and encouragement.

BLOG: Re-discovering the power of prayer part 2

By Chris B, Church Development Co-ordinator  ‘Jesus never taught his disciples how to preach, only how to pray.’ South African pastor, Andrew Murray. In the first part of this series, we explored two aspects of prayer that can help us re-discover its power. But even if we re-discover the power of prayer, that doesn’t mean...

BLOG: Re-discovering the power of prayer part 1

By Chris B, Church Development Co-ordinator  ‘Jesus never taught his disciples how to preach, only how to pray.’ South African pastor, Andrew Murray. We know that prayer is essential. Scripture tells us that the early church ‘devoted themselves... to prayer’ (Acts 2:42). But although I know how important prayer is in theory, if I’m honest,...

BLOG: Retreat to advance

By Hannah W Recently I found myself sitting on the floor in my living room crying out to God. I was grieving the loss of a faithful man who had devoted his life to God, but had sadly passed away because of COVID-19. The weight of this loss lay heavily on my heart. And I...

COVID-19: Learning from Arab believers

By Lynn, mission mobiliser When we come to Christ, we are united with Him and His body. But sometimes we have very little understanding of what life is like for some members of that body. As COVID-19 brings many changes to our lives, let’s take some time to look at how this season can teach...

COVID-19: A time to stop and pray

By Patrick*, a Pioneers mobiliser in Europe In days of uncertainty and change, it is always good to be reminded of unchanging truths. As followers of Jesus, we are encouraged to cry out to our God, knowing that He is near, never leaving nor forsaking us. This promise still holds despite COVID-19. Ground to a...

COVID-19: My mission trip is cancelled, what now?

By Charlotte, mission mobiliser It can be so frustrating when we make plans and they don’t work out! For most of us the coronavirus pandemic has meant our normal routines have been disrupted: from the usual weekly activities of church, sports clubs, and meeting friends for coffee, to having to cancel holidays, weddings, and family...

COVID-19: The Spirit is not self-isolating

By Jessica*, a Pioneers worker in the UK God has called me to serve among refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, but I have found myself asking, 'how do I live out this calling during this lockdown?' Plans have had to change Normally my day-to-day involves running English classes, spending time with friends in...