September saw things starting to pick up again in the Call Center, with a 75% increase in call volume and needs expressed.
As you’ll note in the video, we’re excited about how God has been at work through the Call Center ministry since the start of COVID, but recognize we’ve still got lots of work to do!
While it is not reflected in the graph or video, we have been working with several women facing domestic violence trauma over the last few weeks. Domestic violence is up substantially as a result of pandemic and lockdown stress. As you are moved, please join us in praying especially for them:
Almighty God, your Son took the afflictions of your people upon himself. We pray that you would regard with your tender compassion all those who are suffering in domestic violence situations, and enduring the trauma and the challenges associated with being a survivor. Bear their sorrows and their cares, supply all their needs, help them to put their trust and confidence in you, and restore them to strength of mind and confidence of spirit. Empower your Church to love and care for them wisely and well. Give them grace and favor in the eyes of all to whom they are turning for help, show your mercies and your kindness to them through our collective efforts of care, and let your name be glorified in bringing them to a place of healing, wholeness, and safety, through Jesus Christ our Lord.