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"As the cases kept getting higher and higher..."

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"As the cases kept getting higher and higher..."
Religion 101 Oral History #38, 2020/04

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"As the cases kept getting higher and higher, I felt more inclined to press into the God and press into the Lord um even as my anxiety and stress went higher and higher because of the fact that I kept thinking I might have it I might have it but I did not have it at all really."

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Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

05/12/2020

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07/24/2020
10/22/2020
01/13/2021
05/20/2021
07/02/2021

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English

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0h:04m:58s

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Speaker 1 0:19
So, the first question is, how has COVID-19 affected your faith and beliefs?

Speaker 2 0:24
The way it affected my faith, and my beliefs is think I- far as that first the pandemic to me at first what that was like it could have been minimized a bit for is like with kind of restrictions in place but, I realized that like as the cases kept going higher and higher, I felt more inclined to press- to press into God and press into the Lord. Even my- my anxiety and stress growing higher and higher because of the fact that I kept thinking I have it, I have it but I did not have it, at all really.

Speaker 1 1:04
Like, was that just randomly, you were like, oh, might have it, or something?

Speaker 2 1:07
I had a cold, and I had a cold when I got back from New York and I was waiting for it, the symptoms get worse, but it didn't get worse. It turned into just like a cough, a haggling cough and I had congestion up here. And that was it. So, I had a cold and but I felt that overwhelmed as far as just my-, my parents with be older to. And that so and also, I adopted a dog for the weekend. That experience kind of press me into the lord, press me to my faith, like I'll deal with stress and anxiety felt overwhelmed by what's going on around the world. And so, it kind of led me to kind of press into God and even like more like, this experiences like more pressed me to like build an eye toward more and more and more and be more like more invested compared to when I was just thinking everyday go everyday life is more just like wake up, take a shower, pray in the bathroom and not really consider spending time in the word whatsoever.

Speaker 1 2:15
Yeah, I was gonna ask you what do you- what did you mean by like, pressing in, I guess.

Speaker 2 2:19
Spend time in the word and just kind of redevelop the habit and press into the word. Just more like as far as like press into the word and just like going through and like reading the Bible spend time in the Bible.

Speaker 1 2:34
Okay, the Bible. All right. Second question. So, is your religious community still gathering currently? And like how has- if so how is COVID-19? Well, it how has COVID-19 affected participation in all your religious community?

Speaker 2 2:55
We are gathering but it's more than they do online, through Zoom calls. We're gathering still, but like, we're meeting through Zoom calls. And like far it's just like, the we're gathering person would be like, had dinner chat and just like having a question and just kind of chat and delegate into worship and the message, but now it's just like, we don't have dinner anymore. You makes you have-

Speaker 1 3:19
BYOD

Speaker 2 3:00
Pretty much. So, I miss like the family aspect far as like coming together, but we're still meeting through online in zoom that's been helpful, just to see their faces and to talk to them, virtually compared to just not talking to them at all.

Speaker 1 3:35
Yeah.

Speaker 2 3:00
It has been very helpful. And we still gather, but like the way he's talking about so far, it's just like, it's forced us all to be more virtual.

Speaker 1 3:44
Okay. Cool, cool. So, this religion, the religious community that you're part of, are you guys engaged in any kind of community service and trying to help alleviate like, you know, the issues during pandemic? And if so, what are those efforts?

Speaker 2 4:03
Um, I'm sure people are I just don't know, but not worry about it. You know, just not too aware of that they are helping out or not. people in the community do different things. And so I'm sure they are be trying to be helpful, but same time. Be more health, mindful, health, conscious, be mindful of the health or might have kids to far as homeschooling, and help them out with their homework and assignments.

Speaker 1 4:40
Cool.

Speaker 2 4:41
Yeah.

Speaker 1 4:42
Well, yeah, that was it man. There was three questions.

Speaker 2 4:45
Oh, I thought there was four.

Speaker 1 4:47
No, there was three.

Speaker 2 4:48
Okay.

Speaker 1 4:49
Yeah, three.

Speaker 2 4:49
Three questions.


Speaker 1 4:50
Yeah. Yeah, that was it.

Speaker 2 4:52
Okay.

Speaker 1 4:53
Appreciate it man.

Speaker 2 4:54
You're welcome man. You are welcome.

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