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30th March 2020

Dear WSCF 37th General Assembly participants,

Greetings on behalf of the WSCF Executive Committee.

Last March 24, 2020, the WSCF Executive Committee met online to discuss the scenarios of the WSCF General Assembly (GA) and the impact of the pandemic Covid19 this coming June 4 to 12,2020 in Berlin.  The Executive Committee also received the recommendation from the GA Local Host Committee on the situation in Germany and the prospects of our GA in June. We also exchanged information from the different parts of the world on the escalating number of cases and its trajectory.

The Executive Committee are one in hearts and minds that the foremost concern is the safety and protection of lives, the well-being of all at this time of unprecedented global crisis. Thru prayerful discernment, the Executive Committee decided to postpone the WSCF 37th General Assembly this coming June and its related events, the WSCF Executive Committee Meetings and the Senior Friends Gathering. The new dates of the GA next year will be announced in the most opportune time, when all the logistics and preparatory arrangements have been re-adjusted and finalized.

At this time of great need, we invite you to pray with us.

“YAHWE our Father, our Lord, we celebrate, glorify and adore You as the only True and Living God. Through Jesus-Christ our Redeemer, we are coming before the Throne of your Grace and Glory to ask for your forgiveness. We recognized we offended you by our actions, words and wrong doings, we’ve lived like we were the master of the world, ignoring Your existence and you Mighty; That forever you will remain The Lord holding everything in your hands and Master of the creation. We, our nations have rebelled against you (Psalm 32:5); God, our Savior for the glory of your name, deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake (Psalm 79:9).

Today unexpectedly, the world is experiencing the sharp increase of the Covid-19 pandemic causing great concern. Governments are implementing precautionary mechanisms to limit the spread of the virus, but the situation is still alarming.

Lord our Savior, only you can safe the world from this pandemic, we are praying that you grant your wisdom to the medical personnel to find the cure of the virus and may Your powerful Hands stop the spread of the pandemic. We pray God our Healer, that Your abundant Grace and Mercies heal those suffering around the world, family members who are grieving their loved one whose lives was cut short as the result of the pandemic or other causes.

God our Lord, In Your Divine wisdom you prepared us through your Words, in the Bible, about these calamities and the signs of time (Matthew 24: Mark 13), calling us to continue discerning your voice in the world and be your disciple and do your will, We pray that you grant peace and protect your children according to your promise in Psalm 91. O Lord take us away from this sickness and glorified your name in our life as you promised us in (Deuteronomy 7: 15).

As we, and others and world leaders are learning the lessons; as much as many are coming back to you and imploring your mercies, we continue to implore your grace according to your promise in  2 Chronicles 7: 14: if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Lord heal us, heal our lands, and may your words continue to inspire us.

In Jesus mighty Name we pray. Amen

On behalf of the WSCF Executive Committee,

Ms. Georgine Kengne Djeutane, Chairperson (sgd)
Ms. Necta Montes, General Secretary (sgd)

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