Several people have called our office and have been asking about what has happened with our church and myself.
I recovered from the Covid virus on or about October 7th. That was the day that I got most of my taste smell back. Just 2 days later, we laid to rest our dear friend and brother Wayne Shirk. I was still very weak when I performed his funeral. However, the most moving part of the funeral was when the young marine knelt down on his knees and said “On behalf of the President of the United States, and our Country, we present this flag to you in honor of your husband.” I was in tears. Wayne loved President Trump and he loved his country. What an honor! I was also blessed as Sister Jan, his wife, read a letter from Wayne’s daughter during the funeral ceremony. I don’t believe I would have the strength to do such a thing, so I believe it must have been Jesus who comforted her and gave her strength.
I thought that by the next week, October 12-16, I would be ready to get back to my normal schedule. My body said “NO”. I have been so weak during these last few weeks, carrying on even until this day. Covid is a terrible disease.
Currently we have most of our office staff not able to work. One of my daughters currently has Covid along with her husband, another of my daughters is having lung problems brought about by Covid, my niece is in quarantine but has no issues or symptoms, our secretary had surgery to remove some kidney stones, but she is still in a lot of pain and very weak as a result, my wife had her fourth cancer reconstruction surgery on Tuesday the 20th, and I right now am at home taking care of her, and resting during the day. We also still have several people in our church who are like me, they are forced to take time to recover from Covid. Another person in our church tested positive on Monday the 19th, and our Chief Elder and Deacon Brother Sterling Leonard, my father-in-law, is still in a hospital step down unit, trying to get his lungs to heal enough so he can breath without forced oxygen. He is slowly but surely healing from the effects of Covid. Again, this is a TERRIBLE DISEASE.
To say that Satan has hit our church is an understatement. It may take months for us to get back to normal. However, I did consult with brother Sterling, and a few other men, and we are hoping to get back to a normal weekly schedule of a Sunday School time, Main Sunday Service, a Sunday afternoon service, a Wednesday night service, as well as getting back to Pastor Mike Online, and the Watchman Video Broadcast. We are looking at Sunday, November 8th, to start this. Please pray that God will enable us to do this.
Today, I plan to release a recorded Pastor Mike Online from home, as well as hoping to have a new Watchman Video Broadcast – BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS! Pray that God will bless me with strength.
Thank you to all of you who have continued to pray for us at Bethel. May God truly bless all of you, and may you NEVER CATCH COVID!!!!!!