As you are already aware, COVID-19 is having a massive worldwide impact. At Global Scholars, we are monitoring the outbreak to assist our fellows teaching around the world. We are also taking steps to ensure the safety of our operations staff in the US and abroad.
We do not believe fear-mongering or panic is the correct response in this kind of situation. But we do believe it is important to be good neighbors – and to do our best to avoid the further spread of the virus. We are taking steps at our administrative offices to be proactive. We are asking employees to work from home for a period of time. We also have professors serving in some of the most affected countries. We are contacting them and continue to offer resources and support.
While we are taking proper precautions, God reminds us that we do not live in fear. Rather, we have a great hope and peace that does not disappoint us, even in the midst of sufferings or calamity. This is ours because of Christ’s great love poured out on us (Romans 5:1-5).
Next week, during our quarterly day of prayer, we will be praying for those affected by the virus around the world. Would you join us in praying as well?
Some specific prayer concerns include:
1)    Comfort, peace, and encouragement for those who have been living in prolonged quarantine, including some of our professors.
2)    Wisdom for medical professionals and world leaders to make good decisions about the containment of the virus.
3)    Opportunities for Christians both abroad and in the U.S. to share their faith and ultimate hope during this time of stress and uncertainty.
We will also be praying for you and your families – that you “may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (III John 1:2)