Glory, glory, hallelujah…His truth is marching on!
I am tempted to begin this blog post apologizing for not writing recently…but I won’t! 😆 (Even though, technically I just did)
God has been so very good to us these last few days. Things have been a little crazy, due to the COVID-19, but we are hanging in there! 😃
I have read countless blog posts and news articles written about the Coronavirus, and I know everybody has their opinions about it. There are people who go to extremes to avoid it and isolate themselves completely to avoid people and air (and anything else that carries the virus 😂 ). The other extreme of people are those who deny the virus’ existence and go around without being safe and taking the measures of hygiene that are recommended; those who seem to be daring the Coronavirus to get them. 😁
I think we need to be moderate. 🤷♀️ I know Who holds tomorrow, and I am not afraid.
Take care of yourself and those around you. Don’t panic and cause others to, as well. Wash your hands, cough and sneeze into your elbow. If you have symptoms, wear a face mask (if you can find one 😂), and keep a bottle of hand sanitizer with you at all times (again, if you can find one 😂). Always take your vitamins….that means every day. (Even if they’re nasty. 🤢) I saw a sign at a pharmacy down here that it is recommended not to greet anybody with a kiss right now. I tried to explain to my parents why that was best for now, but they brushed me off…don’t say I didn’t warn you! 😂🤦♀️
My whole family tries to avoid talking too much about the Coronavirus and mentioning it in our conversations, although it is a little hard sometimes. Right now, both Allana and Nathaniel are
stuck in California, and we’re not sure when they will be able to come back home. Honduras is in a lock-down mode right now. All Honduras has an absolute curfew. It started out being three days of nobody being able to leave their houses, but it is now indefinite. God is very good to us, and we were able to stock up on many things (including toilet paper, which we have a tower of in my parents’ room😂). However, others weren’t as fortunate as us.
Today they opened up pharmacies, banks, gas stations, and grocery stores from 7am to 4pm, and there were crazy long lines everywhere, as people were trying to get into the stores and buy what they needed. There was a limit of items per person, and also a limit to the amount of time they could be in the store. Only one person was allowed per vehicle and only people from ages 16-59. The staff was assigned at the doors to take people’s temperature as they came in, and if it was over 100 degrees, they took them immediately to the hospital for quarantine for 14 days. Thankfully, we didn’t need anything from town today, except for a withdraw (which my dad was about to get in about an hour).
People are going crazy all over the place, but the Church continues to march on! Church services were prohibited (as they have been in the States, for the most part), so we were unable to meet in the sanctuary tonight. Thankfully, the whole church was able to connect to an online service (#zoomcloudmeeting) and we felt God’s presence in such a special way. Even though we were dispersed, we know that God is with each and every one of us. It was bittersweet for all of us to hear each other’s voices without actually seeing them face to face. Bro. Adan, Allana, Nathaniel, and my Grandparents (on the Schreckhise side) were able to be in service with us tonight.
I will be the first to admit that I want this to be over with really soon (like before my birthday, preferably!), but it also excites me to see what God is going to do in the midst of this situation. It reminds me of the apostles in the New Testament who had church in the different saints’ houses. Yet, despite all the things going against them, they had incredible revival!! I can’t wait to experience (and testify about) the great things God will do in Honduras in the midst of all this.
I am thankful to be a part of the Church of the living God, the only Church that isn’t held back by the crisis of this world. Jesus is still in control in every situation!
There are some really good things that have come out of this world situation, and I’m sure there will be time to tell about each one as it unfolds.
Today is also Honduran Father’s Day, so shoutout to my daddy! Thanks for being so great, Dad. I love you, and you inspire me every day to become more like Jesus in all that I do. Your patience leaves me with my mouth hanging open most of the time. I’ve heard that I am going to marry a guy like you someday, so I guess God is preparing me! 😆 xo 😆 Love you bunches, Papi! ❤ Hope you liked your coconut cream meringue pie! 😃
Thanks for reading, and I hope to write more soon!
Have a blessed