COVID-19 Update: Letter From Richard
To you – our QUEST family,
The spiritual and physical health and well-being of our FTS family—Questers, staff, and partners—is our highest priority. This is personal on a number of levels, and therefore I wanted to reach out to express to you that we are vigilantly monitoring the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19.
We know first-hand how important it is to have trusted and spirit-filled leaders. You rely on us to provide safe places for encounters with Father, and we take this responsibility seriously. We, in turn, are being guided by recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local health officials, our board of directors and most importantly The Holy Spirit.
We have been watching and listening to the ongoing and ever-changing recommendations and strategies put forth by local and state officials regarding best practices as related to COVID-19.
Based the information available, the March and April Quest US events and UK events are being rescheduled for later in the year.
In addition, the Fellowship of the Sword offices will be closed, and our staff will be working from home. We will be proactive in rescheduling the May events on an event-by-event basis as we continue to stay apprised of the current health climate. We want to be wise and fluid at the same time.
To accommodate all who have registered we plan to host the same number of events in 2020, but those events will occur with greater frequency and later in the year. Registration remains open for all Quests. Because our focus is on people more than events, we will work with participants individually as the need arises.
Thank you for your concern, your love for the Lord, the freedom He gives and the vision of FTS, and your continued relationship through prayer and investment. Many of you have reached out in love with encouragement that has strengthened us and kept us from feeling as isolated as the current times would seem to mandate.
We are moving forward – as we would encourage you to do. For right now, moving forward will look more like pause and reposition.
As change comes, we will act and communicate quickly.
The FTS family is, well, just that — a family. Our relationship with you is why a letter like this is so important to write during ambiguous times. We’re a family, and we’re committed to serving you in ways that lead to safe places to find continued freedom.
We close with a word from the Word:
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39, NLT)
Thank you for your trust in us and for allowing FTS to be a part of your life.
Go with God
Founder, Fellowship Of The Sword / The Quest Life