No doubt you are all struggling to understand how to live and manage during these times of global crisis due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Yet every crisis has a silver lining. Certainly, we at Chosen People are trying to figure things out as well. I thought you might appreciate how Chosen People is trying to manage during this period and to encourage you as our ministry partners.

First, our trust is entirely in the Lord. This has not changed. God’s Word has never promised us an easy path. We have, however, been promised the presence and grace of God that is sufficient for any circumstance. In Him, we place our trust. Our “theme” prayer individually and corporately at this time comes from Psalms 67:1-2, “God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us—Selah.” 

“God’s Word has never promised us an easy path. We have, however, been promised the presence and grace of God that is sufficient for any circumstance.”

Our team has been in constant communication on how we can maximize the moment. We don’t want to just survive this current crisis. We desire to thrive during this time by improving our programs, doubling-down where we can, and launching new works. In the words of former US President, John F. Kennedy, “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”

“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”              -John F. Kennedy

Uncertain times, such as the current situation, ought to force us to think creatively and lead us to minister differently. Even in the midst of social distancing, we must seek commonality of purpose with one another. It is all the more important now, during such uncertain times, that we follow the path of compassion, courage, understanding, and love. 

We have suspended all our pastoral training centers through the month of April. This is not an action taken out of fear, but out of care and concern for our staff, students, and for all we come in contact with. It is important as citizens of this world and the next that we do our part to limit the spread of this deadly disease.

“It is all the more important now, during such uncertain times, that we follow the path of compassion, courage, understanding, and love.”

So, what’s our opportunity during this crisis? How can we thrive during such dangerous times? Next week, I’ll be announcing what our ministry operations will look like for the foreseeable future. 

Stay Tuned,

Brett Lamberth, President.