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October 27, 2020

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Missionaries Around the World Respond to Challenges of COVID-19

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“It was weird to hear about the sudden mass exodus of global workers who left our city due to the virus. Many won’t be able to return because of visa issues. There are only a handful of families left now, including one of our teammates. “
Holy Scripture - Timothy

Ruth Schenk | The Southeast Outlook | Friday, May 15, 2020

Threat of COVID-19 creates a different world for everyone. But fear, social distancing, worry and uncertainty are even harder far from home.

Southeast supports 100 global missionaries around the world.

In the last 60 days, flights have been cancelled and many countries closed. Some mission partners have received instructions from the American embassy to secure seats on the last flight out of the country they serve. Knowing there is no escape if conditions worsen is a stark reality.

Some have left the field to protect their families. Most have chosen to stay.

Getting safe food can be an issue. So can getting products to disinfect hands and surfaces. Can you imagine the challenge of setting up hand-washing stations in your community? Of knowing not everyone has the resources to properly disinfect?

Social distancing means finding creative ways to encourage seekers and new believers still learning about faith.

Dan and Robin Been are members of Southeast Christian Church living in Portugal. They’ve been through evacuation plans due to political upheaval and danger while serving in other countries.  They lived through a coup, severe illness with two sons, armed conflict between two political parties, being trapped because of poor infrastructure, worked with starving people and lived in a home targeted by 15 armed men trying to break in.

Getting safe food can be an issue. So can getting products to disinfect hands and surfaces. Can you imagine the challenge of setting up hand-washing stations in your community? Of knowing not everyone has the resources to properly disinfect?

Social distancing means finding creative ways to encourage seekers and new believers still learning about faith.

Dan and Robin Been are members of Southeast Christian Church living in Portugal. They’ve been through evacuation plans due to political upheaval and danger while serving in other countries.  They lived through a coup, severe illness with two sons, armed conflict between two political parties, being trapped because of poor infrastructure, worked with starving people and lived in a home targeted by 15 armed men trying to break in.  …

 

 

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