Covid Care

Cvoid Care–Persepctives and Resources
(updated December 2020)

1. Perspectives
Pandemics, like many crises, bring out the best and the worst in us–our selfless and our selfish qualities. The reality of the uncertainties and anxieties of life, and indeed survival–existential risk–is heavy upon the world. Positively, the current COVID-19 pandemic certainly provides plenty of opportunities for us all, individually through internationally, to reflect on the types of people we want to be, the types of societies we need to build, and the types of changes we have to make.

We join together in solidarity with the world community’s efforts, locally through globally, on behalf of covid-care and in hopes to stir up the heroic in all of us. We also note that the many overlapping, problems in our world continue unabated–shadow pandemics–even as this covid pandemic dominates the center stage globally: multi-dimensional poverty, protracted violence, human rights violations, gross inequalities, racism, mental ill health, environmental degradation, etc. This is the ongoing, cascading context–full of challenges and opportunities–in which member care resources need to be provided and developed for workers and their sending groups around the world. And from our faith-based perspective, as co-workers with God engaged in the many areas of “humanity care,” we live and work for God’s glory.

Our recent Updates below are compiled for helping ourselves and others with covid care. Examples of issues/resources: anxiety, trauma, depression, confinement, loneliness, loss, grief, relationship strains, coping for children, work insecurities, spiritual struggles, uncertainty/concerns about what is going on, etc. Have a look!

2. COVID-19 Resources:
Grieving Well–Healing Well
Resources for growing through loss
Global Integration UpdateNovember 2020

Tough Times. Tougher People.
Being our best selves–Uniting for a better world
Global Integration Update, October 2020

Uniting for COVID-Care: Real Life Heroes
Be strong in Jesus’ grace
Member Care Update, September 2020

Doing Good: Positive Stories in the Pandemic
Do not grow weary in doing good
Member Care Update, August 2020

Staying the Course in Global Member Care
Protracted pandemics–pervasive problems…and beyond
Member Care Update
, July 2020

Managing Stress and COVID-Distress
Faith-based and faith-sensitive resources
Member Care Update, June 2020

Staying Sane during COVID-19
Mental health resources for ourselves, others, and the world
Global Integration Update, May 2020

Confronting COVID-19: “Don’t be afraid”
Resources: updates, guidance, coping
Member Care Update, April 2020