LAFAYETTE LA -- As we face our fourth surge of covid-19, pastors are using their faith to overcome obstacles to keep members inside these four walls of the church here in Acadiana.
Many churches are still trying to adjust to this forth surge that is now surfacing in the area.
“If we just shut the church down, well where do we go? You have to give the people hope. You have to give them some hope. if they are not going to church well what do we do here?.” Charles Banks Said.
The struggle to handle the covid-19 crisis has been a challenge for several pastors in Acadiana.
“It's impacted churches and businesses so now we have to get the people. We just now got them back.. All of a sudden now it’s another slap in the face and some people just give up ya know and so my thing is I just have to keep preaching.” Charles Banks Said.
Despite the increase in high covid cases, many pastors are using their faith to keep moving forward.
“All of a sudden you can’t gather as the body of Christ , it made our faith something that we really had to analyze and rethink. How can you be the church when you can’t gather in one space and how can people connect when they are at their homes.?” Sonya Lars Said.
During the whole month of July Northwood United Methodist Church will be collecting basic school supplies for those children in public schools who need it the most during the pandemic.