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COVID-19 Response - Faith in Action

Join the Journey is moving out of faith to mobilize its members to serve its neighbors in this time of need. As always, Christians ought to be open to opportunities to help those in need, and that is no less true during this time. Many are hurting from the impact of social distancing and quarantines, and even more are struggling in the economic aftermath.

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

  • Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.

  • Some patients have pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death.

How You can help

With the rapid development of Coronavirus, volunteering has become even more crucial to our communities. It will be more challenging to offer assistance with the social distancing and isolation rules in place, but when the opportunity presents itself we encourage you here at Join the Journey, do not hesitate to help.

Give Compassion
Buy a bag of groceries, a meal, or a 'pick me up' item for a neighbor or someone in need.
Connect
Make a phone call or write a personal note - tell someone you love them.
Serve
Find a way to give your time to local organizations who are on the front lines while following COVID-19 safety protocols.
Pray
Take time to pray for those who are sick and hurting as a result of COVID-19.

Testimonies of Service

Serving in Janjui, Peru

Our partner in Peru Benjamin Gomex was able to do hand out groceries for his neighbors

In his words:

“It is sad to see the condition of many as they break down in these times. But we look to Christ, the sovereign one, and try to help them also look to Christ. It is sure we are living critical moments where the faith of many is being tested and many will return to Christ as we are seeing the attitudes of many that are beginning to look to God for help, humans, that is who don’t have Christ, fear death, so let us be a light as much as we can to a world that is seeking for hope.”

How COVID-19 Is Spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How You can Protect Yourself

People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

What if You are Sick?

If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.