We enter Lent reflecting on the magnitude of God’s love and sacrifice in our personal lives and for the whole world (John 3:16) as we await the joy of Easter morning.
Spending more time at home this past year has provided time for us to reflect on our lives and the losses caused by the pandemic. Our routines and gatherings have been disrupted. For the 400,000+ American lives lost and their loved ones, it has been devastating. How can we respond and help? We commit to safety precautions. We pray. We provide help to others where we can.
With that in mind, the Deacons have chosen Doctors Without Borders as the recipient of FRCB’s Lenten Special Offering. Since 1971, their mission has been to provide medical aid where it is needed most. They are sending aid to the countries hit hardest by Covid-19 and strengthening infection controls in their already established programs as well as maintaining existing help in the 70+ countries they regularly assist.
We are fortunate here in the USA to have access to information, medical professionals, scientists, and resources but this is not the case in far-reaching places in our world. Covid-19 is a global crisis. We can reach out to the world by supporting the work of Doctors Without Borders and continue to pray for an end to this pandemic.
Thank you for your generous past giving. We wish all of you a meaningful Lenten Season.
Blessings from Your Deacons,