Hello AGIF Family,
Isn’t it good to have our hope rooted in something outside this world? The past couple weeks have seen fires and hail in Australia, locust swarms in Africa, Earthquakes in the Middle East, the tragic loss of a worldwide known celebrity along with his family and friends, and of course a virus here in China that is impacting our every day. In the midst of all this, AGIF members have continued to share the light and hope found in Christ with both Shanghai and the world. Here are some ways you can stay connected to that hope that is being spread by the church.
- We have our first video sermon posted on our app which can also be accessed on the web at https://subsplash.com/abundantgrace/lb/ms/+t9yp3gc
- Each day this week (Jan 26-Feb 1) we will continue to read through John 3 (Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus) which give context to the most famous words Jesus ever said. Teachings will post at 4pm each day on the APP and on the website above.
- We will continue to worship online together at 4pm February 2nd and 9th as we have been informed the church campus will be closed.
- If you find you need more to focus your mind, we encourage you to find a Right Now Media series or to have your kids find a series to watch on RNM (such as Veggie Tales, What’s in the Bible, or Owlgories). If you do not have your username and password, please email email@example.com
- AGIF members have been praying for the front line medical personal as well the workers constructing hospitals to stay safe and to be able to make wise treatment choices.
- For those of you not in Shanghai, please know the local government is being very proactive to stay ahead of the virus. Please pray that the government continues to show the wisdom they have demonstrated here.
- If you are feeling anxious, lost, or troubled during this time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We have several mission trips just starting and some finishing up at this time as well as a spiritual journey to visit significant locations of Christian heritage. Please pray for the remainder of their trips and their travel home. Stories and pictures of their journeys will be shared soon.
- We are working with other congregations throughout China to find ways of providing help and care for those battling the virus. Opportunities to give in order to impact the work being done and protecting those most at risk will be coming soon.
- As always, we also appreciate your giving to AGIF and you can continue to do so through our website www.agifshanghai.com
May Christ meet you where you are at and use you to bring hope to a scared and hurting world.