The BMF was in its second year of supporting a local Church of the Brethren worker who was serving in Asia. This person was in the process of learning the language and teaching English as a second language. A small church was formed, something which had not happened there for a very long time. The spiritual climate there is very difficult. Most people come from a deeply entrenched Buddhist background, and turning to Christ has major consequences. Also, sharing the Gospel is not tolerated by the authorities, and doing so can have you removed from the country. The BMF was supporting this worker at a rate of $2,000 over the next year. However, we recently learned that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this worker was asked to leave the country. This mission worker is now back in the States.