Conny (SU Botswana)
In the face of COVID Crisis, we choose HOPE!
Greetings from Botswana!
We were shaken by the news of the COVID crisis and how this invisible disease had entered Botswana and was impacting the world. God had brought us to a crossroads with our faith. Would we choose to throw in the towel, to give up, or choose a path of growth, a path drawing closer to Jesus?
This was a defining moment for us, a critical decision needed to be made. One path led to shipwreck and the other to transformation. We chose the path of HOPE!
Across the nation, Christians in different platforms, such as National Intercession and Transformation groups, began to pray through WhatsApp groups throughout the day. There was a call to prayer and fasting during this crisis and even though we couldn’t go to church, this movement of mobilizing prayer around the country sustained us and continues to this day.
We pray not only for ourselves, but for the nations during this COVID-19 crisis. In Botswana, the numbers have not sky rocketed and the death toll to this point is low. We accredit this to the intervention of God and not the work of human hands.
At the same time, we give Jesus praise for all who are serving to find a cure and the medical personnel around the world who faithfully care for those infected by this disease. This crisis of 2020 has been a wakeup call for our nation. Many realize they need to seek God and truly live for Him. God is using this hour of decision to allow us to take His word to others so they too can choose HOPE!