Grace Covenant Ministries/Annville Institute
April 8, 2020
Dear Prayer Warrior,
The world seems to have stopped, but still moving on. The pace sure has changed. Covid – 19 has curtailed our activities. Most of the events on campus have been cancelled and our trade stores have been closed to abide by suggestions from our elected officials. Staffing has been reduced and utilities shut off in buildings that are temporarily closed. We ask for your prayers for the boys in the Barnabas Home and the women in Lincoln Oaks (the addiction recovery center on campus) which are still operating on our campus. Needs continue and we do look for opportunities to offer a helping hand within our limited resources. The opportunities included distributing some surplus food to local churches to give to needy families. We also were able to help an elderly woman as she had to relocate to a different residence. Our staff is also aiding local congregations with setting up some virtual worship services.
We are still preparing for what we hope will be a busy summer season. There are a lot of unknowns as we do our planning, but we do have the confidence in knowing who controls our tomorrows. Our office is open, and we are available to answer any questions or address any concerns. We are praying that you and your families will stay healthy. It is our desire that all of us will be able to rejoice in knowing that we serve a risen Savior and that He controls our destiny.
We are also very grateful for the financial gifts and the donations of used clothing and household items that are coming in during these uncertain times. We also want to thank you for your prayer support. You are helping us to make a difference in our community. Thank you for partnering with us! We hope you will have a joyous Easter celebration. The church buildings may be empty in America, but we can also rejoice in the fact that the tomb is empty!
Your partner in missions,
Director of Development
Annville Institute/Grace Covenant Ministries