12 May April 30, 2020
Dear Community Members,
Since Governor Abbott announced plans to begin reopening the state, you may have wondered how it will affect LIDE. Our Board and Staff feel it is best to use caution and follow the state’s suggestion to “conduct as many activities as possible remotely.” Therefore, we will not resume our in-person services just yet. We plan to take the next 2-3 weeks to discern what will best serve this faith community. Though we are very much looking forward to being together again, our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our people. There are a lot of questions and logistics to work through. We will take this slowly, listening to the guidance of state and county officials, and welcoming input from all of you. We will be together again when we can do so safely. For now, we’ll continue to provide digital experiences with the hope of keeping you connected and encouraged.
Please be praying for our leadership as we discern how to best move forward. We will let you know our collective assessment in a couple weeks once we’ve had the opportunity to observe how everything is developing.
Many Blessings! We miss you so much!
Joel and Rachel Triska