Someday, we will look back on this year and this pandemic, and we will see clearly what we now see only in part. We will see the things we lost. We will remember the trauma we suffered. We will recall the waves of grief.
But we believe that alongside those stories, we will also look back and see stories of invitation. We will remember how our vision and calling were brought into sharp focus. We will see the ways we adapted and even accelerated toward those ends. We will see the goodness of the Lord in working all of these events together for our good, even as he wept with us.
We at Every Home for Christ have been navigating the challenges of this season with open hands and open hearts. We are asking hard questions, and we are reimagining the language and strategies we use to answer those questions. We are seeing our ministry move forward around the world in new and exciting ways. We are praying for new wineskins to hold the new wine pouring out all around us.
We are in the second year of our Oikos Initiative: a once-in-a-generation, 20- year initiative to share the truth and love of Jesus with everyone, everywhere — beginning with the home. And we are more committed to this initiative than ever. COVID-19 has changed our world and stretched our ministry, but we believe this season will allow us to reach our goal more efficiently and more effectively.
As we move forward, we will always place priority on walking out the strategic mandate the Lord has given us. We are about people, and we are about Jesus. You can always count on that.
Today, we invite you to join us in committing to pray for this work. Together, we want to give everyone the chance to respond to the truth and love of Jesus Christ. Your prayers make all the difference — now more than ever.