Keeping Bi-Vocational Pastors Serving in Lockdown
Global pandemics and different economic hardship among God's people are not a new thing, and in fact this is exactly the situation that Paul addresses in his second letter to the Corinthians:
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.” (2 Cor. 8:12–15, ESV)
It's with this in mind that we want to let you know about a growing need in Spain, one of the countries being hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic. Spain suffered immensely in the 2008 recession, and up until this year, had never really fully recovered. Now as the pandemic is forcing the country into total lockdown, pastors and evangelists who work full-time to support their families are finding themselves and their ministries in desperate straits, as they lose their means of income while continuing to labor in comforting their people and reaching out to their neighbors in this critical time.
If you feel led to contribute to the needs of God's people in Spain during this time, follow the links below. And please continue to pray for our partners in Spain and around the world during this time!