Paul Van Noy, senior pastor at Candlelight Church in Coeur d’Alene, has spent two weeks inside the hospital with a Covid-19 evaluation, ministry coordinator Eric Reade confirmed to CNN. 5 completely different church workers had been contaminated with coronavirus, too, nonetheless they’ve all recovered, he talked about.
“At present I actually really feel OK nonetheless nonetheless need pretty just a little little bit of oxygen help — notably if and after I try to stand up out of the mattress,” he talked about in an announcement by the church.
Candlelight Church shut its doorways briefly in March nonetheless reopened for in-person suppliers in early May. Van Noy’s church doesn’t require parishioners to placed on masks, though they’re welcome to, Reade suggested CNN.
“May we maintain our heads at a time like this,” Van Noy wrote. “And, might we defend our freedoms lest they shortly disappear. We will not be going to close down our church, we will not be going to stop singing praises to the Lord, and we will not be going to be required to placed on masks or refrain from allowing those who need to placed on one the possibility.”