Arkansas Evangelist Church underestimated coronavirus and 34 parishioners became infected
While the US government declares a national emergency and takes thousands of additional police and soldiers to the streets to keep Americans in their homes, churches across the country continue to hold meetings, putting their lives in danger.
Another 34 people were victims of the COVID-19 epidemic due to the carelessness and startling neglect of the church. The First Assemblies of God Church in Greers Ferry Pastor Mark Palenske and his wife made a Facebook post after they realized that underestimating the virus had dire consequences.
When the symptoms of the Palenske family began to worsen, they realized that prayers were useless.
“I would love to have you take this medical threat more seriously. Maybe you assumed that it couldn’t happen to you, just like I did. Please adhere to the social instructions that you are receiving locally and nationally. We must keep the affected population to as low a number as possible. Our singular act of stubborn independence can have far-reaching effects on someone else’s life,” The Facebook post says.
The exact date of the mass event is not known, but according to information found on the Internet, the children’s event was held on March 6 in the church.
“31 infected people are members or staffers, two are visiting evangelists, one is a child, several others are awaiting their own test results,” reports The Friendly Atheist.