From the Moderator

We know that Scripture tells us that “God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). As Christians, we know that fear is not a proper response to the Coronavirus pandemic but a healthy respect for this international health crisis is very appropriate. We have an opportunity to exercise, “self-control.”

ARPs are intelligent people and I hereby call on us all to exercise all due caution when it comes to public gatherings. Let us resolve to spend additional time in focused prayer both in whatever public forums they feel appropriate to attend and especially in our homes. Local church leaders will, no doubt, choose different strategies for how they will respond in their communities to this pandemic but the one thing in which we can all unite is a strong spirit of looking after each other as much as possible and in our unified prayers that this international health crisis can be resolved quickly with God’s help.

The Lord is with us.
Leslie Holmes
Synod Moderator


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