Relief Work

From pews to patients – churches have long served as hospitals, particularly in times of crisis

"...in Alaska, a church’s pastor preached from the parking lot during a drive-in Easter service, while the interior of the church was being used as an alternate hospital site to manage the overflow of COVID-19 patients. The last time churches in the U.S. were turned into temporary hospitals was during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.

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"I want Southern Baptists to know that the radiation scare is a lot worse in the States than it is here now."

“ ‘Look! I’ve been wearing this ever since I arrived in Japan and it hasn’t registered any radiation exposure levels yet,’ Hayes says, noting that all Southern Baptist workers and their children were issued a card to measure their exposure to radiation, allowing them to return to their ministries and homes.

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