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Posted on March 25, 2020 COVI-19 and Missions in the Dominican Republic
Madeline Flores-López
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This Pandemic situation has put us in a situation of what missions really is about…is the same with church. Churches had to reinvent their way of being church. Is not the structure, is us! Same with missions, is not the situation is us! We are still missionaries in the field, and the field is still out there…what are we going to do? Serve! How? Find your ways according to your communities…God has given us the tools and He walks with us.  We have to be His hands, feet, eyes and mouth at this time!

Trying to serve in times of pandemia is not easy. You do not want to be contaminated, you want to be able to help and serve others. This is a new time for new ways of doing missions. Call your partners and ask how they are doing? how are the churches, pastors, communities. They know their people, they can tell you the truth, their needs, their struggles. Ask them how they are doing their services on Sundays? Weekdays? Let them know you care for them and their communities. Join their “zoom, whatsapp, Facebook live” services, prayers, Bible studies, etc. Supporting them is doing missions too. Is not only giving but also being there!

Here in the Dominican Republic is not different from other parts of the world…quarantine, desperation, isolation, is part of our life now. We want this to finish soon, so we need to “stay home” and do our part. Keep us in your prayers as we also pray for the world and this critical situation of COVI-19.

Blessings,