”20/20 Vision”

CLARITY DURING CRISIS:

PYFA’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis


 

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time in the history of the world as well as the history of the church. This virus is having an impact on everyone in the social fabric  regardless of the social parameters. As we all continue to navigate through these unique and evolving challenges, PYFA wants to assure you that we are in this together.

 

PYFA, as a spiritual and non-profit organization has been working with the churches in the tri-state area for the past 40 years. Over these years as a community we had gone through many crises but God sustained us thus far. As we are facing this particular crisis we want to continue our support for the 40 member churches in the tristate, and the church world wide. 

 

We, the PYFA-2020-21 team, like every other team who served in the past, started with lots of excitement. We fasted,prayed and had conversations with many leaders in our community for getting a vision that will take this organization forward. As a result of that God has given us “20/20 vision” as our vision. “20/20 vision” is about having the ability to see clearly what the Lord has done in the past and what God will do in the future. As an organization we see clearly that God has been faithful through all the crises in the past and with eyes of faith we can clearly see that with God and being together as a community we will overcome this situation. 

 

This page “CLARITY DURING CRISIS!” is the response of PYFA to the COVID-19. In this page you will find resources that will be helpful to navigate through spiritual, emotional and social challenges that the families, churches and communities are facing due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Note for the member churches: Please let us know how as a church you are responding to this which can be added to this page.   

 

  1. A message from PYFA

  2. Ask a teacher

  3. Online  Devotionals 

  4. Navigating through storms.

  5. Useful links related to covid 19

  6. Articles from the youth from our community

  7. Testimonies

 

The fast advancement of COVID-19 throughout the U.S. and the world has interrupted many societal and cultural establishments.  The pandemic has affected many ministries and organizations including PYFA.

 

As disciples following Jesus, we are fervent with empathy and benevolence throughout this time for the communities we treasure. As many institutions go through cessation and transfer to virtual platforms, we are grieved for many believers whose lives are now in chaos. 

 

Our ministry is feeling the repercussions of these disruptions as well. As our organization momentarily suspends physical events and programs, our team is adapting quickly, finding innovative ways to be involved and help during this crisis. 

A Message from PYFA

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE LAUNCH EVENT THAT WAS PLANNED FOR MARCH 14 IS CANCELED DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING CONCERNS AROUND COVID-19.

Adapting to Social Distancing

Online Devotionals

 

One of the ways our ministry has adapted to the change is by focusing more on our social media platforms. On April 6th, we began a devotional video series through our YouTube channel. Every Monday, we will have someone share from the word of God. We will also share any updates related to PYFA at that time.

 

Streaming Events

 

In place of meeting in person, we have begun to offer resources and have shifted some of our events online. On March 23rd, we hosted a Q&A panel about the shift to online and virtual learning. You can find notes from the meeting here.

 

We will be hosting an online event related to ‘mental wellness’ and adapting to the COVID-19 situation on Saturday, April 25th, at 11 am. At this event, you will have the chance to hear from experts in the field of mental health.

Remaining Hopeful.

Even amid turmoil and transition, God is proceeding to work in lives. God only is deserving of honor, glory, and praise. We can defeat every storm, including COVID-19, when He is by our side. We ask God to enter the gloom with His light. Radiate brilliantly over the concern of death, economic struggle, anxiety, and a lengthy quarantine.

 

As we face the difficulties of ministry caused by the coronavirus, please join us in intercession. Ask the Lord to give understanding and adaptability as our transition adjusts to this complicated circumstance. Pray that we will be saturated with assurance in God’s plan. When we look back on this significance in history, we will be overwhelmed with delight as we commemorate the renewal, optimism, and peace that came out of this season.

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Even amid turmoil and transition, God is proceeding to work in lives. God only is deserving of honor, glory, and praise. We can defeat every storm, including COVID-19, when He is by our side. We ask God to enter the gloom with His light. Radiate brilliantly over the concern of death, economic struggle, anxiety, and a lengthy quarantine.

 

As we face the difficulties of ministry caused by the coronavirus, please join us in intercession. Ask the Lord to give understanding and adaptability as our transition adjusts to this complicated circumstance. Pray that we will be saturated with assurance in God’s plan. When we look back on this significance in history, we will be overwhelmed with delight as we commemorate the renewal, optimism, and peace that came out of this season.

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