In light of the recommendations from our National and State officials, we want to make sure we are keeping our communities safe and healthy.
Although these are difficult circumstances, we are excited about the opportunity this situation allows for all churches to mobilize throughout homes around the world.
Our plan is to continue having church online through Watch Parties. We do, however, encourage you to follow the guidelines of the CDC and your local authorities concerning group gatherings. Your Watch Party can include you and your family, close friends, or just yourself.
Our entire Hope City staff is praying for you, your loved ones, and all affected by COVID-19. We want to encourage you with Psalm 94:19, “When I worried about many things, your assuring words soothed my soul.” In this time, we cannot understand these circumstances, but we can trust in the One who gives His comfort and peace. We believe that what the enemy meant for evil, God is turning to good.
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In an outbreak like this, the best thing we can do is prepare. Below is a list of items you can grab at the store to prepare if you become quarantined.
Fresh fruits and vegetables will likely spoil over 14 days, so canned foods that have a long storage life and need little or no cooking are recommended. Meat products, fish or beans, soups, broths and stews, fruits and fruit juices, vegetables, canned (or powdered) milk, are among good supply choices recommended by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Disaster Education Network.
Frozen foods are an option, too. Other recommended foods are peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, trail mix, dried fruits, granola bars, bouillon cubes, and staples like sugar, salt, pepper. (Keep in mind you may need to include some special foods for babies and family members on special diets, as well as pet foods.)
You will want to have a 14-day supply of any prescription medications for those in your home. You may also want over-the-counter pain relievers, antacids, cough and cold medicines, and vitamins.
Many homes already have a 14-day supply of most daily items on hand. But make sure you have toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine supplies, diapers, laundry detergent and disinfectant.
Perhaps have some board games, cards, toys books, magazines and other fun items to keep the family occupied.
** Information can be found on USA Today