COVID-19 Update

April 3, 2020, 2:31 PM PST

The impact of this COVID-19 virus has reached just about everyone…you, me, and the families served by Forward Edge programs around the world. Before you watch my latest video update on how it’s affecting Forward Edge (above), I want you to know that you are in our prayers. You are part of the Forward Edge family, and we care deeply about your well-being, just as much as the children we’re serving together. 

We pray for your health and safety, for your livelihood, and for your faith to remain strong in our all-powerful Heavenly Father during this season of change. We find peace in Him because we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose, (Romans 8:28). 

I will be uploading new video messages to this page periodically so feel free to check back in weekly to hear the latest. 

In the meantime, here’s how you can help:

  • Pray with us for quick containment of this virus everywhere and that its negative impact will be minimized.
  • Please also consider giving a generous gift today to help provide vital hygiene kits and portable meals to the children and families in our programs. 

Your support for the most vulnerable during this global time of crisis is a testament to God’s goodness and your faith in His provision. Thank you in advance for helping the children and families in our programs stay fed and healthy. 

In Him, 

Joseph Anfuso 
Founder and President 
Forward Edge International 

PS You can make an immediate impact with a one-time or monthly gift to our Child in Need Fund today to help the children in our programs stay fed and healthy during this time of crisis. Thank you! 

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A PERSONAL NOTE:

One thing you’ve probably heard me say before is how I believe God’s will is often revealed through something I call “serendestiny.” Serendestiny is the phenomenon of discovering one’s destiny by responding with faith and obedience to God-ordained circumstances not anticipated or sought for.

I believe the way this virus is impacting so many lives is a time of serendestiny for us. What does responding with faith and obedience to this crisis look like for you? Through it, will God redirect your life in a major way? Maybe, maybe not. It’s likely too early to tell. But what I do know is that inside this larger experience there will be many serendestiny moments. Maybe it will look like loving a stranger at the grocery store, bringing food to a quarantined elderly person, or giving a courageous gift to someone in a tougher situation than yours.

I can’t tell you what your serendestiny moments will be, but I can tell you there will be some because God won’t let suffering darken a season without providing opportunities for His love and hope to shine through. And He loves to use us, His children, to reflect that love.

So take heart in your Savior Jesus who has overcome this world, and in your Heavenly Father who will always take care of you. Join Him in whatever serendestiny moments He provides for you because there’s no greater blessing than being used for His grand purposes in this world.

It’s an honor to serve with you,

Joseph