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COVID-19, Long-Term Missions, And The One Tool That Can’t Be Taken

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the earth, the unknown complexity on society poses new questions about its effect on long-term missions, particularly for those already on the field and those eager to go. Missionaries across the globe find themselves in self-quarantine, wishing they could enjoy the in-person fellowship of local believers or longing to do quarantine with more than their six kid...

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SIM Learning Cafe Lecture via Zoom on COVID-19: Suggestions on Protection of Healthcare Workers

SIM recently hosted a Learning Cafe via Zoom in which a lecture was given for mission hospitals about how to protect their healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic using locally sourced materials. This link makes the lecture to anyone who wishes to watch it.

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How Do You Handle Fear And News In Light Of A Pandemic?

Depending on which news source and which day, it may appear as if the world is ending. Amidst this crisis (or the next one), how do we respond internally to what is going on around us? What should be our response as those who follow Christ? As a medical professional, you know the facts. And although there is plenty of guidance out there on the handling of this pandemic, one area we wanted...

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Practical Ways To Help Seniors During The Isolation Of COVID-19

It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of COVID-19. It’s the danger of exposure, isolation, social distancing, fear, and uncertainty. It’s easy to hunker down and feel there’s nothing we can do. That would be wrong. At times like this, the church—God’s people—shine brightest. They respond in crisis. The Chinese use two brush strokes to write th...

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The Christian Healthcare Mission And COVID-19

The love and compassion of the Gospel is different from the sounds of fear and anxiety created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The love of Christ can be heard above the sounds of worry and gives hope that transcends our understanding of a worldly view. It can be as simple as a whisper of loving-kindness that drowns out the noise of despair, isolation, and hopelessness. The storm that we are facing...

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Maintaining Good Mental Health Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

Jesus warned us of what was to come when he said, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33). But he did not stop there. He continued, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.” Jesus offers peace amidst the storm, peace when COVID-19 moves from an outbreak to an epidemic to a pandemic plaguing almost every continent. In the midst of our ...

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Lament And Hope In Times Of Shifting Foundations

I’ve recently been struck by the thought that all ministry can be summed up with one goal: to bring people to Jesus. During this time of uncertainty, it gives me great peace to know that I don’t need to have all of the answers or even have the capacity to carry another’s anxiety. I just want to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, encouraging others to have their gaze on Him as well. ...

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How COVID-19 Presents Unique Opportunities To Share The Gospel

Between the moment of our salvation and the moment we graduate to glory, Christians interact with people from two worlds: unbelievers (2 Cor. 6:4) and believers in Jesus (John 3:18), or Christians (Acts 11:26). The Bible teaches that our activities with believers include fellowship and worship, while all of our activities with unbelievers fall under the life-style of evangelism. Jesus is Sen...

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How Do I Love My Neighbor Through Social Distancing?

By Kacie Chase and Caleb Brooks We rarely think of service to others in terms of things we don’t do. For most of us, service is a verb, and when we consider acts of service they are just that: active. In this rare moment, however, we are presented with an opportunity to reframe our Christian duties to one another in ways that may seem counterintuitive. What we are referring to is socia...

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Simple explanation of why Covid-19 is so Dangerous

This is a simple explanation as to how Covid-19 became such a dangerous highly contagious pandemic. This explains why, as an emergency medicine physician, we emphasize the importance of social distancing while medical protocols are developed. COVID-19 This is a post from a respected Infectious disease doctor that gives a nice simple explanation of why COVID-19 is so contagious. Please...

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