When Covid hit, none of us could have imagined how far reaching its effects would be, nor for how long we would be grappling with the various issues raised by its influence in our lives. Toronto Send Relief Ministry Centre Director and church planter’s wife Kimberley McGibbon shares how Covid forever changed her life and ministry. She explains how God used Covid to return her identity to Christ, pushed her to reach out to others amidst isolation, and opened her eyes to the new opportunities for discipleship within her city.
- Isolation is deadly. Humble yourself and be willing to be welcomed by other ministry wives for much needed love and support.
- Allow yourself to grieve when people leave, but take that grief to Jesus. He knows better than anyone what it’s like to be left.
- Covid has made unchurched people question life like never before. The harvest is ripe for the church to minister in their cities!
“In the past 20 years, lots of times people have left for different reasons. Some of them have really hurt and it is hard to still keep living open handed, but I think we have to go to Jesus with those things. He above everybody else knows what it’s like to have people leave you in the middle of a very terrible time. His friends left him on the cross, Peter denied him. If anyone is going to understand it’s going to be Jesus.”
“There are losses behind us, and those years were hard years, but if anything, they refined us. They refined our faith, they refined our focus in ministry, and if we have eyes to see it, there are a whole lot of opportunities before us. And we may be doing it a little bit differently than we were doing it before, but maybe that’s good.”
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