20/20 Vision in 2020
In view of the currently available information concerning the expected trajectory of the pandemic, which is not expected to end worldwide for at least several months, IM leadership has decided to cancel the World Mission Conference scheduled for July 2020. This was a prayerfully and carefully considered decision, and a very difficult one. For IM, the World Mission Conference is like our Olympics. Leaders, missionaries, aspiring missionaries, and supporters alike look forward to this gathering that brings news, testimonies, and encouragement from all over the globe. It allows our usually dispersed family to break bread and worship together.
IM is currently reviewing options for web-based alternatives that would provide the sense of connectedness that the World Mission Conference brings. In the meantime, please check out the journals of IM missionaries, many of whom are sharing about how COVID-19 has impacted their part of the world.
Finally, like many other non-profit and charitable organizations, IM is concerned about the potential financial effects of COVID-19, because charitable giving is often impacted during times of economic distress. If you were planning to attend the World Mission Conference, would you prayerfully consider giving a portion of the money you would have spent (on travel, lodging, or conference fees) to the General Fund, World Mission Offering or to support IM missionaries? Your generosity now will support IM for difficult days ahead and ensure that the work of God’s mission through IM continues.