March 19, 2020

Dear Beloved Members of Bethel Baptist Church,

Over the past several days, we’ve seen school and businesses close their doors and send everyone home to ride out the COVID-19 situation. I’m thankful for the authorities God has put in place in our state and our town and it’s a pleasure to obey them. Our testimony increases as we do our part to honor our authorities and minimize the spread of this virus.

In light of our governor’s request that we don’t gather in groups over 10, and because we have members in the high-risk category, we will not be having church services for at least the next 2 weeks (this Sunday, March 22, and next Sunday, March 29). We will reassess after that time.

I will still preach a sermon that will be recorded and put on our church website. You can listen to sermons right here: http://betheltorrington.com/category/sermons/

Many people want to know what they can do in this unique time. I love the heart of our church and how we long to serve one another, so here are a few ideas: 

First and foremost, pray. Pray for one another, pray for our government leaders, and pray for our medical professionals and first responders.

Second, if you’re financially able, you can still give. Our church still has expenses, there is staff to pay, and our missionaries depend on our support. Ruth, our treasurer, has requested you mail checks to the church (2980 E D St, Torrington, WY 82240). 

And third, check in with each other (using proper social distancing, of course). Call, text, email, or send a card. Many of us will be in total isolation for a time so reaching out will mean the world.

Last, my family has the ability to get necessities if you are running out. If you truly need something, please let us know! You can call or text Carlee at 760-834-1897 or me at 760-834-1896. We are happy to help you if we can!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah”
(Psalm 46:1–3, ESV)

I’m praying for you daily,
Pastor Daniel 

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