Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined that we would find ourselves in a situation like we are facing now. In the blink of an eye, our reality changed, and our way of life was uprooted. Things like personal contact with our family and friends, going to work every day, going to the store without a care in the world, sending our kids off to school, all became things we didn’t even know we were taking for granted.
With such a sudden change, it can be easy to give in to the worry. We worry if we can pay our bills, we worry for our health, we worry for our future. We turn our focus to survival and taking care of our families as best we can. While we are all trying to come to terms with this new reality, and balance our lives during this pandemic, it can be easy to get lost in social media and news reports, trying to decipher between truth and misinformation.
It is disheartening to see the division this situation is causing in our community and our country and and we may feel, at times that we are being attacked or judged for our understanding of and reaction to what is happening around us. It wasn’t until I sat back and remembered that God is in control that I was able to let go of the anxiety. I encourage each of you to refocus your eyes and your thoughts on Him during this time. He is so faithful. He knows the outcome and His plan perfect and for our good!
We have been truly blessed at Pathways, even through this crisis. Your support has allowed us to implement a digital version of the Earn While You Learn program, Bright Course, as well as Hope Sync, a digital resource that allows us to text information, resources, and videos to our clients. With these resources in place, we have continued to serve our clients with social services while maintaining the Stay Home Stay Safe recommendations.
Our Medical Director, David Paik, provided us with guidelines for meeting with clients in the clinic, allowing us to continue to provide pregnancy testing and ultrasound exams, as well as car-side service for emergency supplies of diapers and formula. Never doubt that Pathways provides essential services for our clients and community. There is no more essential cause than protecting LIFE!
We are truly grateful to have the ability to continue to serve during this time. God is so good. Even in the darkest of times, you can see His hand at work and find the blessings within the storm.
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