Paul’s words to a discouraged church speak to many of us who faced disappointment in 2021, hoping for the challenges of the pandemic to be over. He writes, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Cor. 4:7-9).
Like you, Multiply has experienced challenges and setbacks, yet, by God’s amazing grace and compassion, we too can say, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed.” In the midst of a pandemic, new opportunities for witness emerged. In an increasingly closed world, exciting new doors opened. With some long-term workers retiring or moving on, new workers have responded to God’s call.