“…that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” (Romans 1.12)
In addition to the two WhatsApp groups already set-up (for those in health/social care and education, click here for more) we’re also setting up two others:
We are aware that there are many people from Bethel who are facing some sort of extended leave of absence from work, or those whose work-life pattern has been heavily disrupted by this current situation. If you find yourself in this strange place and would simply appreciate being part of a WhatsApp group to offer ideas, inspiration, support and prayers to each other, please let me know.
There are others who are now discovering the joys and challenges of home schooling their own children. The responsibility of teaching is an entirely new relationship, and many of us are finding we are having to do a lot of learning alongside a lot of teaching! If you would value joining with others in a WhatsApp group to share the journey together, please let me know. Given the different needs of the different age ranges we may well need to create several groups.
Again though, please hear me when I say there is no pressure to be part of any of these groups – you may already have some type of support group or simply find that you are being bombarded by messages and groups already. For some of us, the challenges we are facing might fall into multiple categories and so you may decide you only want to join one group, or equally you might begin by joining any and all that apply, and then later decide to leave a group if it’s too much. Please simply feel free to access the support you might find helpful and we won’t be offended/judgmental if you choose to decline the rest.
“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ.
From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work!” (Ephesians 4.15-16)