Happy New Year! We are praying for the Lord’s guidance as we tentatively plan summer mission opportunities. We know that with COVID-19 there will be adjustments in how we plan, but we would like to encourage you to pray with us and consider joining a team to serve overseas or domestically this summer. For more information on opportunities to go, click HERE or contact email@example.com.
Among many cancellations that happened in the past couple of weeks, we announced last week that Cedarville Global Outreach trips are canceled for this coming summer. This of course was difficult news for GO staff as well as the faculty, staff, and students who had been praying, planning, and fundraising. I was planning on leading a trip this summer myself so I was feeling the weight of disappointment on that level as well.
However, in the midst of confusion and disappointment, in the middle of the wondering, God speaks to us from His Word. The morning the announcement was made, I was reading Psalm 46. I came across the very well known and often quoted phrase in verse 10, “Be still and know that I am God”.
But how perfectly paired with that phrase is the next one, “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” God knows exactly what He is doing. He can work without our help! Be still, and watch Him. He will be exalted among the nations. Nothing can stop Him.
Let’s watch and pray. Pray for the missionaries you were supposed to be serving with this summer. Pray for the people you were supposed to be ministering to. Pray for God’s glory to be known!
We in Global Outreach are so grateful for many of you who were willing to bring gospel hope to a different part of the world. Lord willing you’ll have opportunity in the future to see that desire fulfilled. Let’s trust that in the waiting, that in the quiet, while the world is “on hold” we can be still and know that He will be exalted.
–Keith Holcomb, Global Outreach Staff