If you have been reading the headlines the past few days, you may have wondered whether the world is coming to an end:“Stock Market Bloodbath”“Anxiety grips companies across the world as virus spreads”“Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country”“‘We’re past the point of containment’ …”Though they may sound alarming, these headlines are alerting us of a… Continue reading Coronavirus Fears Mount, but Remember Faith’s Role in Face of Uncertainty — Greg Laurie Opinion | Fox News
WILLS POINT, TX – Local, state, and federal governments have mandated the practice of social distancing in hopes of restricting the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Businesses and churches have temporarily closed. Sporting events and concerts have been canceled. We are still getting accustomed to social distancing. It’s not our habit to stay six… Continue reading Coronavirus, Social Distancing Give Us Glimpse into Isolation of People with Leprosy
CHARLOTTE, NC — Amid mounting fears of a global coronavirus pandemic, a leading faith-based communications agency today issued a warning to ministries, churches and other organizations not to “go silent” in a sudden crisis. With our world facing potential pandemic, InChrist Communications draws on the Ebola Crisis experience, saying its crucial to talk openly during… Continue reading Experts Cite Clear Communication as ‘Vital’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Other Crises
TAIWAN – Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Taiwan is rationing surgical masks causing long to become a common occurrence. Recently, rumors of shortages have also led shoppers to stockpile toilet paper and other necessities. In some industries, workers are being put on unpaid leave. With rising social tensions in this part of the world, a… Continue reading Pastors in Taiwan Preach Peace, Patience in Midst of Social Tensions from Coronavirus Epidemic
RIVERSIDE, CA – Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in southern California is calling Americans to pray for an end to the spread of coronavirus and to calm fears over the outbreak. “There’s a lot of panic. In some ways, I think the viral fear about it may be worse than the virus itself,”… Continue reading ‘Replace Fear With Faith’ – Greg Laurie Tells Americans to Pray, Not Panic Over Coronavirus
EASTON, MD — As anxious families in the troubled Middle East and North Africa — and especially Iran — face the coronavirus epidemic, Christian broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) today launched a new campaign to “calm the wave of fear with God’s peace.” With coronavirus — known as COVID-19 — threatening to become a global pandemic, more… Continue reading Faith-Fueled Satellite TV Combats Coronavirus ‘Wave of Fear’
WILLS POINT, TX – The emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated headlines for nearly a month. A Google search on the word “coronavirus” yields a return of over 4.5 billion responses, even though most people were unaware of the virus until early February. There is no cure for coronavirus, nor is… Continue reading How Should Christians Respond to the Coronavirus?
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – The Jerusalem Post has reported that Israeli scientists are “on the cusp” of delivering an effective vaccine to prevent the new coronavirus. The good news comes while the country itself is contending with its first cases of the influenza. The bad news is that the WHO has labeled the risk of the… Continue reading Could Israel Save the World from the Coronavirus?
GENEVE — The World Council of Churches (WCC) is urging people to share accurate information, practice prevention, and pray for people suffering from the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak. The primary source for accurate information about coronavirus is the World Health Organization (WHO), which has the role of directing international health within the United Nations… Continue reading As Coronavirus Affects ‘One Human Family,’ WCC Emphasizes Accurate Information, Practicing Prevention
WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia VP Danny Yohannan encouraged Christians to leverage Lent to pray for the coronavirus crisis, and those suffering from its impact, and to prepare our hearts to help those in need around the world. In a press release featured on Fox News, Yohannan said: “Our world today desperately needs… Continue reading Gospel for Asia, Other NGOs Prep Public for Potential Coronavirus Pandemic
WUHAN – At the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, Christians can be found out on the streets, passing out emergency relief items and sharing the Gospel. Christian humanitarian aid groups have partnered with local Chinese pastors to distribute food and protective masks. Mark Hogsed, vice president of international programs at World Help, told… Continue reading Chinese Stockpiling Food as Virus Fears Increase: ‘We Are Asking People to Pray’