Cars are been lined up by Churches at Hampton Roads area of Virginia in preaching the message of Easter with members on face mask and maintaining social distance.
An emphatic Andre Chambers of Hampton Roads said “In the middle of this pandemic there is hope, that there’s strength, and that we will make it through this because He has risen – so will we.”
Angela Breitkreutz said, “I think with as much desperation and anxiety going on the world at this time, people are looking for hope and it’s a great opportunity for us to get out there and love our neighbors and share the love of Jesus.”
“If we as a people will humble ourselves, and the scripture says in 2nd Chronicles 7 verse 14, there is nothing that God cannot do for His people, He loves us,” said Cheryl Butler.
Members encouraged people not to lose heart as God is in control over the pandemic outbreak with 100 death and 4,000 confirmed cases recorded in Virginia.
“God is with us, that same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is with us in this really terrible time,” said Bethany Coyle.
The event was orgainsed by a local Hampton Roads area pastor, Bob Fox in order to encourage congregations to reach to the world in the hard season.
“This is an opportunity for us to go forward, not just to be passive and just sort of wait it out, but to really listen to the Lord, the Lord wants to use this time to take the church to new levels of expressing the gospel,” Fox, associate pastor of Global Outreach Church in Virginia Beach, told CBN News.
And it’s happening. Research shows a huge spike in online searches relating to faith, God and the Bible since the viral outbreak started.
Pastor Fox says while this event is a symbolic gesture of unity, “It’s also just to get out and take the gospel outside the walls since we can’t get in the walls, we have to take it outside of the walls.”