Global Covid-19 Outbreak
During this period of global concern about the COVID-19 virus, we want to let you know that at present, none of our FMWM missionary team or national leaders are known to have contracted the virus. FMWM staff and Area Directors receive a daily briefing via email provided by safety and security experts to help us stay informed of concerns that could impact FM personnel. We’re not looking to engage in the “safest” ministry, but to go where the Holy Spirit is leading. As we go into more and more difficult places, we believe it’s prudent to mitigate risks wisely, but not fearfully.
With the current COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve temporarily relocated some of our Asia personnel who would otherwise be housebound and unable to engage in their usual ministry. Some of our other missionaries have experienced significant travel disruptions or have been temporarily quarantined because their flights have taken them to airports in countries deemed high risk for COVID-19. Some annual conferences in Asia have been postponed. In consultation with the FMC-USA Board of Bishops and FMWM Leadership it has been decided that all short-term ministry trips are to be postponed at this time. Our goal is to resume sending volunteers again beginning June 1, 2020, however, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates should the situation change. For more specific information about short term trips click here.
Please continue to pray for:
- An end to the spread of the virus
- The health of our FMWM team and national leaders
- Those who must navigate travel during this time
- The healing touch of the Father on those who have become ill
- Believers to see and use each opportunity to share hope among those who are fearful