Written by Gwyn Beer
Co-president, Canada West Mission Centre
Canada is suffering with lockdowns that are happening across the country. Covid-19 and the variant Omicron make human contact further down the road.
What does this mean to you? Back to ZOOM church, family only gatherings, in some cases you are double masking and you may know someone who has the virus. When will this end? None of us knows.
Where do you turn when you are feeling alone? Reach out to someone else. Call a church member, call a friend, chances are they are feeling isolated too! Mail a card, thinking about that person even if all you do is put their address on the envelope and sign your name. If you are computer savvy, you can be virtually in touch.
If it helps, yell at God, he will listen! Pray about your situation and those who you wish you could help.
We are still in the first month of 2022 and it might help for you to think about what you want to do in the coming year and plan for it. During Advent, we talked about the Hope that comes from the birth of Jesus Christ. There are events being planned and an opportunity to attend virtually. Look at the things coming up in the Weekly Wire. What appeals to you? Is this a time to start a class on line, both through the church or from your local learning centres?
Plan to be at reunion this year. No promises from me that we will be able to gather at our camp grounds, but if the opportunity to gather happens, be ready! What can you think of that you might be able to bring to reunion for yourself and maybe for everyone? I have a project that I am gathering the supplies for.
As I work on what I want to share, I think of who might be participating with me and I get a smile on my face! The time is now to plan for the future.
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
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