From March on, Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill. Countries were in lock-down. Airports, museums, churches, and other public places were being closed. And people needed to stay at home. Covid-19 has an impact on all of us. On this page, we would like to tell you a little more about the current situation in the Netherlands and in our ministry. If you are interested in volunteering abroad with covid-19 circumstances, continue reading!
Volunteering abroad with covid-19: the situation in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the Covid-19 situation seems under control right now. So in May, we were able to reopen the Shelter Jordan. We had a relative good summer, but when the end of August multiple countries in Europe gave a negative travelling advise to the Netherlands, we had almost no tourists left. We tried for months to keep the Shelter Jordan open and hosted a dozen homeless people next to some other guests.
Unfortunately, from the 1st of December we closed the Jordan again since almost no ministry is possible.
We don't know how the future will look like, but we need to trust God that He will lead us.
Contact us if you want to volunteer with us!
So, volunteering in our ministry is quite different than it was before. A different way of working. A different way of ministry. But we have guests, to reach out to, to talk with, to love and to serve and to share the gospel with. We find even more time to do so in this quiet season. God is working in beautiful ways!
If you feel called to volunteer with us during these covid-19 circumstances, feel free to contact us. We will give you an actual update of what is happening in our ministry and whether we are able to receive more volunteers. We hope and pray that the Lord will speak to your heart, and that you can find peace in His presence whatever the outcome may be. May He give you his guidance, wisdom and insight in all steps in your life and the joy to live for Him, wherever He may lead you.