오는 9월 21일 (월)부터 25일 (금)까지 5일 간 서울에서 진행하려고 했던 남북사랑학교 제1회 원어민 영어캠프가 코로나바이러스감염증 (COVID-19)의 전 지구적 확산으로 취소되었다. 이 캠프를 주선하였던 미국 TEAM 선교회 측은 오늘 남북사랑학교로 보내온 이메일을 통하여 캠프의 연내 개최가 불가능하게 되었다는 사실을 알리면서, 내년 혹은 가까운 장래에 이 캠프를 열 수 있게 되기를 희망한다고 밝혔다. 다음은 미국 TEAM 선교회 측이 보내온 이메일 전문이다:


Dear Eugene*,

I trust you are doing well in spite of the unusual situation in our world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We rest in the assurance that God is sovereign and is never taken by surprise, nor unable to act in accordance with his divine will.

I am writing in regard to the English Camp that the Chinese Gospel Church in Toronto had hoped to carry out in September 2020. I just received news this week from their missions pastor stating that the will be unable to come this year due to global travel restrictions and health concerns. Having been in dialogue with Sam Hwang, I was hopeful that the situation would be resolved in advance of the September date. However, the church does not deem it prudent at this time and I am in agreement. They expressed interest in coming sometime in a future year, however since I have assured them that the opportunity at NambukSarang School is really outstanding and that you and Principal Shim, along with Sam & Grace Hwang are well prepared to work with a team from North America. They did not promise to come in 2021, but we will encourage that if the situation improves in sufficient time to plan for this.

I am sorry that there will be no team coming from North America this year. We will continue to pray for conditions to become favorable once again.

By His grace,

Jim

* Eugene: 추유진 남북사랑학교 교감