Plans for the annual Great Canadian Adventure, three week-long opportunities to help and encourage church planting efforts in Canada, are still moving ahead, according to a message this morning from Phil Bryant, who helps lead the event. Below is his message in its entirety.
With all the uncertainty regarding travel and COVID-19 related disruption, I wanted to take an opportunity to provide to you an update on the status of the 2020 Great Canadian Adventure.
While we are hopeful that the Coronavirus crisis will be behind us by the summer, this is obviously not something we can know for sure. As of now, it is our intention to proceed with the GCA as planned, but we are holding those plans loosely. We will make a firm decision on the viability of the June events not later than April 22. In the meantime, we ask that you exercise Grace and patience with us until that time.
We recognize that even if travel and group gathering bans have been lifted by June there may be some of you who might be uncomfortable with the prospect of travel and participation in the GCA. We certainly respect your concerns and do not make light of any situation that could potentially put the health of our friends and colleagues at risk. At the same time, we see the current crisis as an incredible opportunity to advance the Gospel at a time when people are experiencing life transition and uncertainty.
While the Good News of Jesus does not make us exempt from physical illness and disease, it does offer a hope and a security that transcends the troubles we experience in this life. We hope that your experience with us this summer, carrying the Gospel into the darkness of Canada, will change lives for eternity and make an impact in your own personal walk with the Lord.