What an amazing time in which we are living! The Coronavirus pandemic swept over the United States in March, and as of this writing (May 11), has not left. According to The New York Times, the curve for the United States has flattened, but there are still a lot of new cases every day. As of May 8, there have been more than 1,000 additional deaths every day since April 2. For people who don’t know anyone who contracted this virus, they may feel like it is largely made up. For those whose lives were impacted directly by being infected or experiencing a loved one being infected by the virus, they know it is a very real issue. Nevertheless, all of our lives have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.
Even though we at Bible Helps do not have walk-in customers during this time, we continue to remain open and respond to the many letters, emails, and phone calls that come in. We are thankful that we are still able to get the gospel messages out to those who ask for them! I would anticipate that once things begin to loosen up, the requests from our tract distributors will begin coming in. We’ve been stocking our shelves in anticipation of this. As of this writing, it looks like things will not open up all at once, but very gradually. We would ask for your prayers for those who wish to get out on the streets and evangelize.
The March 2020 issue of Bible Helps was sent out near the beginning of May. I apologize for the delay. This is a powerful article on the topic of propitiation, and I anticipate a lot of orders from people who want to pass it along to others.
My heart was gripped by the opening illustration. That scene brought new meaning for me to Romans 10:14 which asks, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” While Bible Helps is not a sending organization, we support those who are sent as well as Christian believers of many nationalities who want to spread the Word.
As always, if we can be of any assistance to you by providing our tracts and booklets, be sure to let us know!
Thanks for your support that we may continue providing the literature to others. May God bless you and be with you!
Robert Lehigh, Editor