March 18, 2020
Please pray for our missionaries around the world as they find creative ways to connect with and serve people in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tony and Agi Frei  in Hungary are using Facebook to connect with house church leaders and members.  Voicu and Ana Marian  in Romania   are taking advantage of closed schools to invite local children to their home to watch the  Overcomer  movie. David and Cindy Aufrance  in Hong Kong are meeting with smaller groups of believers and connecting with others through the internet.  
We extend our love and sympathy to Pastor Greg and Dana Compton (Penn Friends Community Church) with the passing of Dana's mother on March 10, 2020. You can access the obituary here.
Credentialing: The information about credentialing applications has been sent out. The deadline to submit applications for Ministry Certificates, Ministry Licenses, and Pastor's Licenses is April 17. Information about applications is available here. Recorded pastors who complete and submit all 10 Equipping Units by April 17 will receive a $10 gift card. The deadline to submit Equipping Units is July 31.
Elias Alejandro was born Monday (3/16/20) morning to Pastor Selvin and Gleidy DeLeon (New Philadelphia Iglesia Evangelica Amigos de Santidad).
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .

* Pray New England POSTPONED . Find out more here .
* April 27-28 - Church Health Team and Leadership Development Team meetings at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters.
* April 29-30 - Multiplication Team meetings at the EF HQ.
* May 1 - Finance and Administration Team meeting at the EF HQ.
* May 8 - Malone University Baccalaureate in Canton, OH. Information available here.
* May 9 - Malone University Graduation in Canton, OH. More information here.
* May 13-14 - Oversight Board meeting at the EF HQ.
* July 17-20 - Yearly Meeting 2020 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH.
Quote for the Week

"Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in HIs steadfast love, that He may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you." - Psalm 33: 20-22 (ESV)

You can download a prayer guide for Psalm 33 from Daniel Henderson here .