A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Greetings from Polish Christian Ministries!
I hope you and your families are well and safe.
In seeking to be obedient to God’s Word and in light of the Covid-19 crisis, PCM is complying with the restrictions set in place by our governing authorities, both in the United States and in Poland. We have received questions and feedback from our Polish partners and U.S. supporters in regards to PCM’s ministry involvement. Due to the uncertainty of how long the restrictions will be in place, PCM is proactively taking the following measures:
- The salaries for 52 Polish pastors and ministry workers will remain our top priority;
- Providing financial funding for building/renovation projects will continue as long as there are designated funds to send (e.g., from “3 for 3 in 3”) and building projects are allowed to continue in Poland;
- Ministry initiatives with Polish churches (e.g., teaching English at Plock) and at Ostroda Camp have been canceled or postponed through August 31, 2021;
- Ministry operations will continue with PCM staff and partners working from home;
- Mail, donor gifts, and expenses will be taken care of in a normal fashion;
- Communication with US churches and individuals will continue, although all travel is suspended;
- PCM’s Executive Committee will continue to monitor the developments and will adjust ministry operations accordingly.
During this time of uncertainty and challenge I want to encourage you to not lose heart but actually be strengthened in faith and devotion to our Sovereign God. This is an opportunity to spend more time in prayer and in God’s Word. These restrictions and lockdowns can be seen as gifts from God to help us “reset” our lives and our priorities. Let us go about our work diligently and faithfully, entrusting ourselves to God’s mighty hand. Thank you for your prayers and continued support.
Forever in Christ,
PCM Executive Director
Praise God for…
- … Piotr Karel and Andrzej Ostrowski as they retire this month as pastors of the church in Kolobrzeg. Piotr has been the pastor since the church was first registered in 1978.
- … each of our Polish partners who dream big for God.
- … healing several of our Polish partners who have been sick with Covid-19.
- … all of our U.S. supporting churches and individuals, including …
- First Christian Church, Belleville, Illinois
- College Park Christian Church, Normal, Illinois
- Christian Church of Holiday, New Port Richey, Florida
- Snellville Christian Church, Snellville, Georgia
- Cumberland Christian Church, Cumberland, Indiana
- Zeandale Community Church, Manhattan, Kansas
- Western Hills Christian Church, Tranquility, New Jersey
- Oakland Drive Church of Christ, Portage, Michigan
- Pleasant View Church of Christ, Cassopolis, Michigan
- New Testament Christian Church, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
- Grove Church of Christ, Gambier, Ohio
- First Christian Church, Carmi, Illinois
- Slavic Church of Christ, Baltimore, Maryland
- West Waynesboro Church of Christ, Waynesboro, Virginia
- Poplar Chapel Church of Christ, Jamesville, North Carolina
Please pray for..
- … the annual pastors/church leaders conference that will take place June 3-4 in Zakosciele. Pray for a spirit of unity and encouragement among them. As part of the conference they will be celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Churches of Christ in Poland.
- … our Polish partners to have good health and strength to serve.
- … a worship leader for the church in Sandomierz.
- … the churches in Lidzbark Welski and Radom as they are in need of pastors.
- … Dave and Sandy as they share a PCM update with the Concord Christian Church (Concord, IL) on Sunday, June 6.