COVID-19 Impact on Master Plan Ministries
The Master Plan Ministries Administrative Team is monitoring the impact of the Corona virus on our staff, students, and ministry events. All three of the college campuses that we work on have been impacted, and will have classes either cancelled or online after Spring Break which just started on Monday, March 16. Our prayers are with our government leaders as they try to make good decisions based on limited information.
We have several ministry events that are being monitored in light of government regulations that are emerging each day regarding limiting the gathering of people to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. None of them have been cancelled yet.
We pray that God will use this pandemic to help draw people close to himself, and if they don't know Jesus Christ, to consider their need for the Gospel. We are confident that he is in control of all world events, and will be glorified in the result of this time of uncertainty.
In 1527, when the bubonic plague hit Wittenberg, Martin Luther refused calls to flee the city and protect himself. Rather, he stayed and ministered. Luther left us wise words to consider:
“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.” - Luther
We will update this story and our response to Coronavirus as details emerge.