COVID-19 Impact on CVM - Christian Veterinary Mission

COVID-19 Impact on CVM

Last Updated: March 24, 2020

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, yes and forever.” Heb 13:8

This verse comes to mind as I think of these changing times. The daily updates of the impact of COVID 19 on our lives are very real and so we by nature turn to find stability.

We turn to our faith, to favorite passages from His word. Maybe it is a hymn or worship song. We have the promise and charge of our theme verse this year.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9

Each day brings uncertainty, but we know that none of this taken Him by surprise, He is at work and His redemptive purpose will prevail. CVM is standing with you, Be Strong and Courageous!


Dr. Kit Flowers
Executive Director
Christian Veterinary Mission

Updates

For CVM we are seeking to live in that faith and trust and to be strong and courageous. We at the same time have sought to step into the changing world to seek how God would have us respond. Let me give you some updates so that you can be praying for and with us.

Long-Term Missions

With the tightening restrictions on air travel, we encouraged staff to prayerfully consider his direction in coming home for a season or staying the course for a yet undetermined amount of time. We have trusted the Lord ‘s leading for each. A few have returned home on available flights, a couple have attempted but not been able to find a flight and a larger number have felt the Lord’s leading to remain. All will have challenges and will need His wisdom on how to join the work He is doing in the places they are at.

Short-Term Missions

As we approach the busiest time of the year for short-term mission trips, increasingly tight global travel restrictions have led to many trip cancellations. We continue to engage in dialogue and prayer with the disappointed hosts, trip leaders, and participants on what new options and future trips might be. Pray for this group as they listen for His voice amidst change and find new places to bring the light of Christ into the areas where they live.

  • If you’re concerned about the status of a future trip, please check with your trip leader for any updates.
  • If your trip has been cancelled or your individual travel plans have changed due to COVID-19, please notify the STM office regarding appropriate follow up and paid trip costs.
  • If you have donors inquiring after the status of their donations in light of a trip cancellation, please have them contact the STM office directly.

Student Ministry

With school closures and all the related dynamics, there have been many emotions expressed in seeking the Lord at this time. The CVM US ministry staff has started a dialogue through a webinar-based Bible Study of Psalms 23 to find encouragement and hope. Pray for those who join.

Professional Ministry

This is a quieter time of year for professional meetings; however, some have postponed. We will continue to network and seek ways to engage with CVM members to help them walk through these days and consider what God is doing in their home area.

Fundraising

We are so grateful for those who continue to give faithfully so that we can continue ministry and outreach in these times of change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Join us in prayer and let us know how we can pray for you.