Due to the nature of the COVID-19 virus, we are temporarily suspending volunteers and literature donations to both of our locations. If you were planning to come to either of our warehouses, we will reschedule for a later date. If you have materials to donate, please hold onto them until further notice.
We are not afraid, for the Lord our God is with us. We are, however, choosing to respect the recommendations and orders from our officials in attempt to curb the spread of the virus. It is the best way we know how to protect the weak, serve the brave men and women on the front lines, and honor our God by putting others first.
The Love Packages staff is still working, and we are still committed to our goal of 2,020 tons in 2020. (See below for details.) Because we don’t have the assistance of volunteers, however, we cannot process as much material. That’s why we are asking you to hold literature donations for the time being.
If you want to help us continue to push toward that big goal, please continue to partner with us in prayer and financial support. Both are needed as much as ever.
2020 in 2020: Q1 Update
At the beginning of the year, God laid on our hearts to send 2,020 tons of literature in 2020. Did He know, then, what March would bring? Of course He did.
And so we will “not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Gal 6:9).
Nine more containers went out in March. Even as economies around the world grind to a halt in the wake of this unprecedented crisis, God’s plans and purposes remain on-track.
That brings us to 500 tons shipped so far in 2020!
#17 went to Ghana
#18 went to South Africa
#19 went to South Africa
#20 went to the Philippines
#21 went to India
#22 went to India
#23 went to Tanzania
#24 went to India
#25 went to India
From the Field
We love sharing photos from distributors all over the world! These girls in Zimbabwe got their first bible:
There is a testimony in our March/April newsletter about a cult leader from Zimbabwe who received Christ and requested more materials for his followers. This is him and the distribution of materials to some of his people:
As the first quarter of 2020 closes, we’re overwhelmed with gratitude. God has called all of us to big things this year, knowing the crisis we would all face in this season. Yet the callings of God are without repentance (Romans 11:29). He will complete the work He began at Love Packages, just as He will complete what He began in you (Philippians 1:6).
We are thankful to our Lord, who continues to work miracles in dark days. And we are thankful to you—the Love Packages network all across the country—who continue to pray and partner with us. While so many other things slow down to wait, reset, and stay safe, this work of sending the gospel to the ends of the earth becomes more urgent than ever. It cannot wait. It does not need to reset, and it never was “safe” to begin with. 😉
We pray daily for those whose health is affected or at risk, for the essential workers who still show up every day, and for our healthcare workers on the front lines. And we pray that God will have His way in this storm (Nahum 1:3)—in all of us.