Grace Covenant Ministries/Annville Institute
PO Box 340
Annville, KY 40402
May 14, 2020
Dear Prayer Warrior,
“Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8) is reassuring to us as we navigate through these uncertain times. The news this past month about Covid – 19 has been discouraging. For a short time, Jackson County was considered the hot spot for the virus in the state. The nursing home in Annville had 52 cases of the virus confirmed among staff and residents and 12 of the residents have died from the virus. According to the Lexington Herald Leader, the unemployment percentage in Kentucky is the highest in the nation. As the rate of confirmed cases are now starting to drop, we are trying to prepare for the “new normal”.
Our plans for this summer are under revision. Following state guidelines, we will not be offering our normal camp programs and the swimming pool will remain closed. We are trying to work out details on how to offer a virtual VBS camp in July. It does appear that we will be able to reopen our trade stores in June. We are also looking for other opportunities to be of service as we enter the new normal. We do have a couple of opportunities for small volunteer groups (6 – 8 members) to help with some on campus improvement projects. With these projects we will strive to abide by health guidelines and limit the interaction outside of your group. If you are interested in more information about these projects, please contact Tommy at the office number listed above.
We are also grateful for the financial gifts and the donations of used clothing and household items that are coming in during these uncertain times. It is our desire to bring back our furloughed staff as soon as possible. We thank you for your prayer support and partnering with us. You are helping us to make a difference in our community.
Your partner in missions,
Director of Development
Annville Institute/Grace Covenant Ministries