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Some people who were in more science-oriented jobs, they knew the coronavirus was going to be a big deal, but the average people in the church, they thought it was a bad flu. Houses of worship have sadly been at the center of numerous outbreaks of COVID-19. COVID-19 has disrupted the business of the world and forced billions of people worldwide to step outside of their normal routines. For many, this means that life has slowed down considerably.

Key Takeaways:

  • An Assemblies of God Church in Newcastle, Texas, felt the hand of God upon them as the pandemic surged, affecting the well-being of their rural community.
  • Tori and Austin Burton, pastors of Christian Hope Church, decided to help their community of 570 residents by investing 10,000 in their care, a commitment they made in November and December.
  • The good work began with the church electing to pay the school lunch debt of every resident with a child in kindergarten through 12th grade.

“That proved to be no small step of faith when many in the church faced financial uncertainty. A $10,000 pledge represented 10 percent of the annual budget at Christian Hope, a church of 80 regular attendees. In addition, the average household income in this blue-collar community is around $30,000 below the Texas average.”

Read more: https://news.ag.org/News/A-Step-of-Faith-Amid-a-Pandemic

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