October 16, 2020 COVID & HURRICANES

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Yucatan Peninsula Mission COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends and Family of YPM,
Wilian and Erly have shared with us, the board, the following update on the situation in the Yucatan and the steps YPM Institute is taking to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep all of them in your prayers. 

Greetings to All:

Today in the midst of this pandemic, it touches us to experience the love of God that heals, restores, and pardons.

Today, when in the comfort of our limited buildings where we thought we had everything, God reduces us to our homes with our families or alone, in order to show us that our family is our first church.

Today, as part of the body of Christ, it touches us to speak of his love for us, that even though we are sinners, he loves us and sent his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Psalms 62:5-8.

There is an infinity of lessons to learn for those of us who believe that God is in control and that our peace comes from knowing who He is and what he wants from us.

I encourage you so that we might walk through this stretch (of time) with much expectation of what He is going to do, which without a doubt will be for good.

My family is good. We have been together for a week. Willy and Andre´s schools have sent them home for a month without classes. We are happy to be together and are trying to enjoy it in many ways without leaving the house.

At YPM University, we decided that all students would take classes online, and this Saturday we will give training to the teachers to teach them how to use the platform.

The churches that I minister to (Tres Reyes, Kilometro 80, and Solferino) have canceled any type of gathering or group activity for a month, and we created groups on Whatś App for the church in order to send them devotionals every day and on Sundays they will receive an audio of my sermon so that together with their families they can have a time of prayer and teaching from the Word.

The construction of the building continues. Last Thursday we poured half of the roof. The construction looks beautiful.

And for you who are familiar with Leona Vicario and its people, I want to tell you that this situation is going to affect all those who work in tourism, hotels, restaurants, stores, companies, etc. They are laying off their staff or reducing salaries to 50%, and if this does not get back to normal soon, the people will lose hope and security will be affected.

I know that you, like us, are waiting to see what will be the end result of this and how calm will be returned. But as I said at the beginning of this message, all we can do is to pray and to trust in God and to keep working while observing the recommendations they are giving us to avoid getting sick.

We pray for each of you and your families, and please carry our greetings to your churches and pastors.

With much love,
Wilian, Erly, Willy, and Andre