Today we were to be together in Grand Rapids. We spent significant time in February planning everything we would do today - from the venue to the menu. Tonight, at 8 pm, we were to be singing and lighting candles in thanksgiving and in sorrow for our earth and this strange and confusing time we inhabit.
If you can, please still light a candle and sing tonight. Or take to the streets with your neighbors, if that is what is called for. Protest is it's own kind of candle and song, lighting the way for others to follow. And these times call for more celebration of joy and sorrow alike in every form, not less.
We now expect the trial to be held August 25-28. To be honest, though, there was skepticism expressed from the judge if it will be able to happen in person or over video conference. And so we wonder - will it be possible to be together? Or is it wiser and more urgent that we move with this current, to be together in our application to the work that we are called to do wherever we are present?
Once again, I ask you to keep us in prayer as we discern and work with the reality that is present to us. Your questions are also welcome as we consider how to connect and communicate with you, our supporters, in this time. Message our facebook page (@FourNecessity) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org