The COVID-19 virus has created many emotions and concerns. We have all been affected in many ways – creating new challenges as we adjust to a “new” way of life. During this challenging season, we want you to know that God is working in mighty ways and He continues to open doors for ministry. Because of YOU, we can continue to share many examples of how God is using STCH Ministries.

As we begin this week leading up to Easter, we want to thank our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for His continued provisions over our ministry, with the good news that our MINISTRY CONTINUES!

We are continuing to help those who we serve as they deal with life challenges. 
During times like these, our pastors and church leaders need even more prayer and continuous support. Our Pastor Care ministry has been helping churches facilitate digital worship services during the COVID-19 crisis. Tim Williams, Director of Church Relations, has been consulting with several churches and pastors as they prepare their first-ever video worship. He has also participated in leading online sermons for churches without pastors and has been asked to lead an Easter sermon online.
 
We are privileged to offer Pastor Care – especially in times of crisis. 
  “To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” – Ephesians 4:12
     
    STCH Ministries Family Counseling Facebook Group
  We are excited to provide this free resource which will provide ways to cope during this time. This group has been created to provide encouragement and hope through counseling resources. The resources shared will be from multiple sources, and will help with anxiety, depression, family issues and many other topics as it relates to coping with a crisis, such as COVID-19. 
To join the Family Counseling Facebook Group, click here   

  PRAYER
  “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
In all times, we must pray, and pray together. Please know we are praying for you and your families. So many are facing uncertainty with jobs, financial instability, health, isolation, and much more. 

We also ask you for your prayers as well. We specifically need prayers for those in our ministries: Our children and school work. This can be exhausting and challenging. Pray for our houseparents, single moms and staff who are assisting with our children’s schooling needs. Individuals in counseling. Many of us are facing more time with each other and for those which have challenged relationships – this situation can intensify emotions and reactions. Pray for our counselors working through distance video counseling to provide helpful and Biblical guidance.  Our pastors. They are under new challenging circumstances as they navigate this season, and as they prepare for how to deliver their Easter Sunday sermon from a distance as they share the good news: Christ has Risen!
 
Click here for a great resource on ways to pray for your pastor during the COVID-19 crisis.  PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR    

We are here to share hope and heal hearts, and we are grateful for your ongoing support.   
With sincere gratitude,

Kyle Luke
Vice President of Development and Communications
STCH Ministries