As the coronavirus pandemic and the social restrictions it has brought about continue to impact all of us, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you again this week.
Like you, we are watching the situation very closely. As faithful members of FCPO and valued friends of our law enforcement community, we pray for your safety and well-being and encourage you to do all that you can to stay safe and healthy during this time. Likewise, we ask you to please keep the ministry of FCPO and its leadership in your prayers.
Below are a few updates we wanted to make you aware of:
- The National Office is open. We have a small staff but are doing our best to maintain normal operating hours. Although we discourage in-person visits at present, we are taking extra measures to keep our office clean and safe for those working here. We’re responding as best we can to a rapidly changing situation, so if you are unable to reach us by phone, please send us an email at [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible.
- Additional video resources are currently available. For our non-member supporters, RightNow Media, "the Netflix of Video Bible Studies", is currently offering free access to a limited library of select video series covering a wide range of topics. Visit their website to learn more. Active FCPO members, of course, receive unlimited 24/7 access to RightNow Media's complete library of more than 20,000 videos. Membership is only $5 monthly and you don’t have to be a law enforcement officer to join. You can learn more about membership here.
- We want to hear from you. Are you and/or your fellow FCPO chapter members helping those around you who are most at risk in the coronavirus pandemic? If so, please share your stories and photos with us. Learning how God is using FCPO to bless others in communities around the nation is always a great source of encouragement to our members, chapters, and supporters. We would like to share your stories in upcoming editions of The FCPO Dispatch, our digital newsletter.
Most importantly, I urge you take advantage of this downtime and spend time in prayer to our Heavenly Father. During these times of uncertainty, we can be at peace knowing our God is faithful and unchanging. “Be not anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
May God bless you.
Paul Lee (Retired Captain, Chattanooga Police Department)
Executive Director, Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA