We asked three members of SAT-7 UK, all from different teams, how lockdown has affected their work life and personal situation. There is an intriguing pattern in their answers…
Dave Mann, Partnerships Executive
I work from home anyway so lockdown hasn’t been life-changing. I’m also shielding because of past health issues. Although many of our planned conferences, speaking engagements etc., have been cancelled, new opportunities have arisen. I have enjoyed developing creative virtual resources for churches and organisations to use. Personally, I’ve learned to slow down, to listen, and to breathe! Just before lockdown I was ill with stress – so much to deal with in personal and work life. God is graciously taking me on an adventure through the depths of Matthew 11:28-30. John Mark Comer’s book ‘The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry’ has been a wonderful travel companion.
Maria Rose, Admin Support Officer
I work in the admin team, so a lot of organisation had to take place to move our ‘office’ to our homes. I currently work in my caravan on my drive! We are an adaptable team and have re-organised what we do to make it as easy as is possible to continue. Some challenges in the beginning were more from a personal point of view, like adjusting to all working from home. In the lockdown, I have been hugely blessed by having the space to hear the birdsong so clearly in my garden and to have the space to listen to God even more, away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Hugh Seager, Intern
My work life has had to fit within a small bedroom with a rickety side table as a desk. It is amazing how quickly you adapt! A few work trips/events I am involved in were cancelled so my work is now primarily research-based from home. It was disappointing not to travel, yet even in times like these, God is using it for His glory and our benefit. You are suddenly faced with much more free time than usual and God has been showing me how He is the only constant in a world of such fluctuation and change. What an opportunity to seek Him more!
- Our Father,
Thank you for sustaining the SAT-7 UK team throughout this testing and unusual time. Thank you that the team has been able to adapt during the lockdown and has sensed your provision throughout. Thank you also for the ongoing generosity of SAT-7’s supporters.
In particular, please bless Maria, Dave, and Hugh as they go about their daily routines. Shower them with your love and ready them for whatever lies ahead.
In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.