Dear Pastor and the Alliance leader,
As I have been regularly communicating with you and hearing from you, I cannot help but thank God for His mercy and faithfulness in your life. I hear your challenges and struggles especially during this ongoing pandemic worldwide. Let us continue to cry out to our God to meet our needs in every turn. Please keep taking care of yourself and others whom God has given to your care. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken, as Ecclesiastes 4:12 affirms.
Do pray with me about our international retreat of the leaders. The third wave of Covid surge has recently put people here in the Philippines as well as most other parts of the world under a stricter lockdown. Currently, no one can enter the Philippines by government law. I also read in the news that things are also getting worse with Covid in Kenya, Malawi, and China as well. I invite you to watch the situation and keep praying for the Lord’s guidance and wisdom on this matter. I wholeheartedly believe it is high time for the EAPTC national leaders to come together for international fellowship and strategic planning, yet I would not put our people in danger by pushing against the international health protocol.
The Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) sent us some useful information. If you serve with EAPTC in Africa, let me introduce you to a special website that was newly established to benefit the African churches. How to use their website is well explained here.
I'd not forget to share with you a monthly teaching article for this month. During the ongoing lockdown posed by the Covid pandemic, many leaders lose hope and are in need of their soul care. This article may help you. See if you can apply the teaching in your own life. You can click here to view it.
Jesus is risen. He is risen indeed. And he lives among us and with us even while we go through challenging times.
Dr. Paul Lee