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!!!!!!


  1. Bro. Mike, While I have been praying for you, I certainly was not aware of all you have been through. My prayers for you will be much more earnest and specific in the days ahead. I love you Bro.

  2. Watching, waiting, and praying…we lose sight of your struggles because we had only to push a button and Bethel Church was there…Satan seems to be attacking us all in some way or the other…when all we can do is pray it seem so little, but pray we are…Turning to the Word and reading and listening to the Psalms…So sorry for in house Bethel’s struggles…So will continue to Pray.

    Did you know Job has a chapter 33? Sure miss Church activities. ‘

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  3. Praying for you brother, your wife, that she heals fast and others in the church who have been hit with these maladies. Remember, our faith is constantly tried, to strengthen said faith.

    (Hebrews 11:17-19) “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, {18} Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: {19} Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.”

    (1 Peter 1:7-9) “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: {8} Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: {9} Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”

  4. I don’t know how to reply to the main post, but I only wanted to say I’m praying for PM, and Bethel, Lisa, all of us. this is so hard, this is my world. You have no ideal what you all mean to me. I love you and I look forward to us being together, in the clouds, and thereafter. Yes, I still want to kill me some lizards; always thought Jael was quite a gal, but that’s just me. God bless you saints. Ariel

  5. Thanks for the update— continued prayers for you, yours, and ours— tis better to take things as God leads ,than to try to rush out on our own. Love you and your family, and all the church ! Take time to fully recover— blessings on ya !


  6. PM, so and easy does it, please. Thank you for the PMOs, and the Great Reset, Parts 1 and 2. Really convicting for me; hopefully with God’s grace I will be making some changes. I spend way too much time on the internet. God bless you and Bethel, and family.

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