Europe (MNN) — The World Health Organization recently described long-term mental health challenges posed by the pandemic in Europe. Officials said these issues should be addressed as openly as social and economic recovery.
In turn, pandemic uncertainty creates Gospel opportunities. World Missionary Press partners throughout Europe tell Helen Williams, “People are more open to talking about the future, or eternal things. Each of these ministries is finding more receptivity,” she says.
“That is part of what we’ve seen from COVID in so many parts of the world. There is a fear and [a questioning:] What do we believe in? What can we hang on to? What can we hope in?”
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“It doesn’t do us any good to just print material and put it into boxes. There needs to be those (partners) who are willing to help get it to the field, distributed to individuals,” Williams says.
Distribution partners and churches play a critical role in “following up with individuals; counsel, give testimony, all of those things are important,” she adds.
Some partners use the booklets in local ministry. Others use them to reach refugees with God’s Word. Whatever the approach, responses look the same – people are hungry for the hope of Christ. Help WMP put Scripture in their hands.
“Pray for us, and pray for the literature as it goes out of here. We send material all over the world every week,” Williams says.
“We particularly ask for prayer for prepared hearts and for the network that we use, and for a harvest of souls.”
Praise God for Gospel opportunities in Europe. It’s an “exciting” time, Williams says.
“Be encouraged that God is working and moving. We may not see it right now. But in His timing, the doors will open.”
Header image depicts WMP partners distributing Scripture booklets in Bulgaria. (Photo courtesy of World Missionary Press)