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Illinois governor issues “stay at home” order

Hello friends,

Today, Friday afternoon, March 20th, the Governor of Illinois issued a “stay at home” order. This order mandates all residents of Illinois stay home until at least April 7th. The governor also stated residents can still go to the grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside, and make pharmacy runs, and go to medical offices, but are otherwise are to stay home.

Earlier this week, Illinois Conference administration took steps to follow the guidelines set out by the Center of Disease and Prevention advising no gatherings of 10 people of more be held. Today, the announcement by the Governor of our state takes this to an even greater level.

Regarding the Illinois Conference, and as stated in the last update, all churches, schools, and the Conference office, will remain closed until further notice.

This is a difficult time, but I want to challenge us to be of good courage, and to not be afraid. Psalm 56:3, 4, says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God, I trust and am not afraid.” I have full confidence in our God, and will continue to pray you remain of good courage and that your faith remain strong!

May the Lord bless you and keep you. Let’s continue to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, and let’s continue to be faithful to the One who has been, and will continue to be, faithful to us.

Ron Aguilera, Illinois Conference