After five long months of church closure, Awaken Church has reopened. This decision was not made lightly. Our community is hurting. We have answered countless phone calls, emails, and direct messages from San Diego residents with urgent pastoral care crisis. We have seen the tears and listened to the tragic stories of those who have struggled with relapse into addiction, suffered abuse, and have withered in their mental health. We heard the cries of those who have lost loved ones and lost businesses that may never reopen.
The residents in our city are in great need. We are going to continue to provide our congregation and community with faith, hope, and love. For 2,000 years the church has been on the frontline of ministering to the sick, the down and out, and the hurting. This cannot be done virtually or at a distance.
Our county has demonstrated itself as an influencer among California Counties. We’ve just heard that our county has reopened schools. What an answer to the many prayers from moms and dads all over San Diego. We are incredibly grateful for the support that our county has given our church. We have the utmost confidence that our county will set aside our differences and continue to fight for our rights to open small businesses, salons, and our places of worship.
It is written in the Bible for us to speak the truth of God unflinchingly, without fear of the potential responses of man. We are going to continue to petition heaven, pray for your strength, your wisdom, and compassion. God bless.
August 26, 2020