Local Chattanoogans To Join COVID-19 Global Fast On Good Friday
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Thousands of local Chattanoogans of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will “unite their faith once again” in a worldwide fast in response to COVID-19. President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has invited everyone, members and friends alike, to join together for a second time, to “prayerfully plead for relief from this global pandemic.”
“I invite all, including those not of our faith, to fast and pray on Good Friday, April 10, that the present pandemic may be controlled, caregivers protected, the economy strengthened and life normalized,” President Nelson said. President Nelson also explained that a fast is two meals or a period of 24 hours without food or water.
“But you decide what would constitute a sacrifice for you as you remember the supreme sacrifice the Savior made for you,” he continued.
“Let us unite in pleading for healing throughout the world,” noting that “Good Friday would be the perfect day to have our Heavenly Father and His Son hear us.”
The first fast took place on Sunday, March 29 at which time President Nelson stated: “As a physician and surgeon, I have great admiration for medical professionals, scientists and all who are working around the clock to curb the spread of COVID-19. I am also a man of faith and I know that during these challenging times, we can be strengthened and lifted as we call upon God and His Son, Jesus Christ – the Master Healer.”
Officials said, "COVID-19 has spread to nearly every continent. This is why local Latter-day Saints are also inviting believers across the greater Chattanooga area to join in this worldwide fast for and on behalf of frontline workers and everyone impacted by this disease.”