What is the Church’s Role During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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I started writing this blog post about a week ago, then everything started to change.  To be honest, it has been difficult to get anything out with all the major changes going on.  Some places are completely devastated due to the coronavirus at the moment.  Shops are closed, schools are closed, travel suspended and churches can no loner meet. 

As I write this, I am in small town Kenya.  So far, none of the coronavirus cases have come to our town, but one can never be to cautious.  In Narok, several people are out of work.  People are wondering how we are going to get essential needs if this last much longer. People are starting to panic.

Which brings me to my next question.  What is the role of the church in this?

“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land, or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

In light of social distancing at the moment, how can we reach people for Christ in light of the current crisis?  How can we continue to be Jesus to our communities?

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