An update from St. John the Baptist Lutheran Church in Syktyvkar, Republic of Komi.
We’ve been holding burial services for those who died from the coronavirus, following them to the cemetery. They’re our brothers and sisters. Christ will make answer for each one.
We sent a roll of nonwoven fabric to the worst affected area to make gowns for medics. May the Lord bless them! Our dears, each of you is in our prayers!
Our senior minister is hanging in there. He is at morgue, hospital, cemetery, and babysits church members’ kids at home. May God give him strength!
Please keep Deacon Sergei Yelfimov, senior minister of the ELCIR congregation in Syktyvkar, in your prayers.