|"Tie your shoes and pray for the Hughes"|
Our last prayer letter began with the following sentence: “We are pleased to report that we were able to resume or begin each of the ministries we mentioned in our last prayer letter!” Since then a high number of Covid-19 cases has changed or paused every ministry. For five weeks we have not been able to have our Bible club at the children’s center. There is a possibility that we can resume it on Tuesday, April 6. We moved our English classes online for the time being. We’ve had some technical difficulties with that switch but it has allowed us to continue instead of having to take another break.
We had completed five lessons of a chronological Bible study in Bulboci before several cases were found in the village. About the time we thought we could get back there, our region in general and several locations in particular (including our city and that village) were placed in Code Red, meaning tighter restrictions for the rest of the month. Lord-willing, we will get back there this week.
Please continue to pray for “V,” the older man I mentioned in our last letter. As we were talking to him last time, the person with whom he is staying spoke out against the way we were leading the conversation. We need God’s wisdom to know how to present truth to this man and his caregiver and we need the Holy Spirit to open their understanding. We are due to visit him again soon.
Many of the decisions the government has put out concerning the virus have not addressed religious meetings. Because of that, we’ve had to try to interpret what is both the letter and spirit of the law. Thankfully, the most recent decision specifically addressed religious gatherings (the first to do so in nearly nine months) and helped answer some questions. It was not my intention to fill this letter with more Covid news (I’m sure you get enough of that already), but it has affected our ministries more so in the last month than it had in awhile. The Lord is helping us through it and it seems we are about to dig in and get back to work.
In His service,
Jacob and Viola Hughes
1. Discernment in understanding and following restrictions
2. A young family in Soroca that has been visiting services
3. Witnessing to “V” with David
1. Health and continued spiritual interest of our people here
2. Return of a believer after staying with family several months
3. More work accomplished on our house