The crisis of the COVID-19, and now racial killings among other underlying concerns has perpetuated much on the hearts of America’s leaders in our nation.

Churches, workplaces, communities, and families today are wrestling with how to contend with the disheartening times we are living in.

Rising concerns for social justice following Ahmaud Arbery’s murder have impacted the nation recently, adding new pressure to an already tumultuous time in our country’s history.

Especially with the ongoing escalation of firearm sales, domestic violence, suicide, and mental health now at an all-time high, only God and the people of God can bring help and healing to the land.

We here at Grace and Truth Leadership are prayerful and actively engaged in the events of this season.

We are being a voice for these issues and place of communication for those who have a need.

Our ultimate purpose is to care for people and be there for them in a time of crisis and need.

The issue of race may be one of the most relevant and complicated concerns in our country and nation in our contemporary leadership and church culture.

We still believe God has the potential to provide some of the solution steps needed toward uniting people when hurt and misunderstanding are rampant.

We can turn to God in corporate prayer and join our community of brothers and sisters in their pain ( II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV).

We can challenge the racial tensions that still exist, and offer our pain and mourning to God about the continued pain of injustice, divisions, and racism.

Corporately we can seek God for healing and reconciliation in humankind. Yes, it’s been that time for a long time now, but now is that time for real.

Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. said it best “To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it”

We must stand up for racial unity now; we must live and love as Jesus demonstrated in scripture.

He is our example of social justice (Matthew 25:40 NKJV). We love you all great people and let’s persevere, during this crisis time.

Resources that you may find of value:

  • Remember to practice social distancing and encourage your family and friends to do likewise. We are still in a crisis!
  • Work remotely as much as you can, for safety and emotional health.
  • Talk to your children and teens about COVID-19 candidly, and the racial crisis of our time so they understand this time of urgency.
  • Covid-19 Emotional support hotline (844) 863-9314
  • National Domestic Violence hotline (800) 799-7234
  • Suicide prevention (800) 273-8255
  • Addiction Center for support and help (888) 839-8056
  • You can call Grace and Truth Leadership for Prayer @ (919) 928-0404
  • Remember to wear a mask and gloves and encourage family and friends to do likewise. Although we see and hear of reopening’s of business around the country proceed with caution.
  • Consider purchasing my book “The journey of self-care from the inside out” Go to our website click here scroll down the home page to purchase.

Pastor James Baker, Jr. and our leadership team are especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of May 2020, by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Ms. Cynthia Waiters-Artis, Ms. Annette Straker, Mr. David Straker, Mr. Kenneth Washington, Ms. Darlene Simmons,  Ms. Mable Bazemore, Ms. Evelyn Rosado, Ms. Itholear Abbott,  Mrs. Barbara Mason,  Ms. Theresa Lewis, Ms. Ashley Baker, Ms. Judith Battle, Ms. Angela Battle, Ms. Evonne Bazemore, Ms. Chisa Tolliver, Mrs. Lola Moore, Ms. Angie Scraders-Murphy, Mr. Calvin Jackson, Mrs. Robin Baker, Ms. Sylvia Sumpter, and Ms. Gertrude Scott.

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Kingdom Blessings,


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