Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
With the current pandemic of the COVID-19 throughout the world, we often ask some broad spiritual questions.
Such questions include: Why do such viruses occur? Why does God allow such harmful things?
The Christian tradition traces all evil, disease, and suffering to the original fall of our first parents. When Adam and Eve rebelled against the goodness and benevolence of God, our human nature and creation lost their harmony. The interior balance within the human person was thrown into disarray. The tranquility of creation was disrupted and no longer in the order ordained by God. As a result, disorders of the body and soul – such as threatening viruses – emerged and reemerge throughout history. The human family suffers from these evils.
As we process everything going on around us, SBCV Disaster Relief (DR) chaplains and pastors of local SBCV churches stand ready to help you through these difficult days.
If you would like someone to talk to, work through the daily challenges with, or to pray with or for you, please fill out the form below. All information will be treated confidentially and shared only with the DR chaplain and local pastor concerned.