The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid? I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Psalm 27:1,13-14 (NIV)
Food banks are looking for ways to distribute food around the state into communities in a safe and practical manner. There is a wonderful Christian food bank organization called Blessings of Hope, located in Lancaster, PA. They are ready to distribute meals all over the state. Please consider working with them. Here is a link to learn more about being a food distribution site.
It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted. We have robust data from the outbreaks in China and Italy, that shows the backside of the mortality curve declines slowly, with deaths persisting for months. Assuming we have just crested in deaths at 70k, it is possible that we lose another 70,000 people over the next 6 weeks as we come off that peak. That’s what’s going to happen with a lockdown.
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In a time of uncertainty and social distancing, we want to offer you a selection of resources that MCC has prepared over the years for congregations, families and individuals. From prayers to recipes and cooking videos, from coloring pages to videos that give you a glimpse of life across the world, we hope we are able to offer something that may encourage or nourish you in an extraordinary time.