Greetings Hope Road family. I pray you are all well.

I know by now, we have all been impacted in some way by the spread of the coronavirus across the globe. The warnings from the medical experts, coupled with the experiences of other countries have indicated to us that the virus is something that should be taken seriously, and as a country, community and family, we should make the necessary adjustments.

However, adjusting in no way means we need to allow fear or anxiety to consume us. As I encouraged you last week, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your path” Proverbs 3:5-6. This means that we,

  1. Have the Right Perspective: Trust God’s Will
  2. Have the Right Posture: Trust God’s Word
  3. Engage in the Right Practices: Trust God’s Ways

These three points are timeless and can guide use in any crises.

As we are expected to adjust in our personal lives, we are also expected to adjust as a community of faith. By now, all, if not most of you may know Barbados is now in Phase 2 of our response to COVID-19. This means there are now restrictions on gatherings of more than 25. As a result, we are cancelling our service tomorrow, March 22, 2020.

Instead you will receive a video encouragement from me tomorrow. We will follow up with you during the week to outline the plan for our time in isolation.

God bless you. Keep safe.

– Rev. D. Richards