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Praying for Missionaries During the Coronavirus

“This is a unique time in history. Many of our people are hunkering down around the world,” said Todd Lafferty of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mr. Lafferty was describing life for missionaries during the time of the coronavirus. He was talking to Todd Nettleton at VOM Radio.

“Our folks in India are now seeing 100,000 cases a day across the country,” Mr. Lafferty continued. “Some of them were locked up for months in their places. With little kids, that’s hard. So pray for those [missionary] families around the world who are struggling, being locked down and just living through a screen to the outside world. That gets hard.

“Many of our people have had to leave their country because of a lack of medical care in that place. Some have had to come here [to the U.S.] and are on temporary assignments. Pray for families who have been uprooted this year. It wasn’t their plan when they started 2020, and it has totally thrown them for a loop. Pray for them, and pray that the Lord would continue to send out laborers into His harvest field.

(Source: VOM Radio. Edited for length, clarity, and age-appropriateness.)

To Talk About
What does it mean to send out laborers into the harvest field? (Read Matthew 9:37-38.)