As the COVID-19
pandemic continues to spread within new regions of the United States and across
the globe, the ELCA has decided to cancel
sending Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) volunteers for the 2020-21
program year. The program was scheduled to begin in August.
Facing an increase of
coronavirus cases in East Jerusalem, Augusta
Victoria Hospital and other East Jerusalem health systems are in critical need
of financial resources to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
Responding to the wide-ranging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the ELCA Church Council approved a special fundraising appeal during a teleconference meeting that convened April 8.