“At this time last year, we were unable to come to the sanctuary,” he preached at the Missionary Baptist Church of New Moriah Hill in Detroit. “At this time last year, we dealt with the coronavirus early on. At this time last year, I had to eat Easter alone in the basement.”
Hua himself has Covid-19. His wife Terri Flowers was also infected with the virus in the hospital. But this Sunday resurrection, about a year later, is different-partly because Flowers told his companions to be vaccinated against the virus.
Frost told CNN: “If God can use a doctor to treat heart disease, if God can use a doctor to treat tumors and cancer, then of course God can use a doctor to treat Covid-1
Some political leaders, including President Biden, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Detroit Mayor Mike Dugan, have called on faith leaders, especially in colored communities like “Flowers,” to urge their congregations vaccination.
Terri Flowers said she and her husband told church attendants that vaccination was “painless.”
She told CNN: “However, Covid is not without pain.” “And I have experienced it myself in the hospital…More than 9 days in the same period last year, I can only say to those who have not been vaccinated, please be vaccinated. Yes.”
According to data from the Michigan Department of Health, the state added 8,400 new cases in one day over the holiday weekend, the highest level since December. Health officials in the state called this the “third outbreak” of the virus, and Michigan is also fighting a large number of variants of the coronavirus.
It is not easy for some members of the Flower Association to shoot.
Deacon Harry Mon said that he was initially skeptical of vaccines.
He told CNN: “In the early days, I even hesitated a bit, but I had to look around to understand that people were getting vaccinated.”
“I heard about the sequelae, what do you have, but I have to go beyond that and say, what can I do instead of protecting the people around me?”
Monte, who has now received two doses of the vaccine, said that he is slowly seeing more confidence among his church friends.
He said the change in community attitudes may be the result of the church opening its own vaccine clinic in mid-March.
According to Flowers, the church vaccinated more than 200 people in its clinic. The second dose will be taken in mid-April.
Huahua described many mixed-race children who believed that his guidance was the key reason for vaccinations-including an 85-year-old woman who told him that he did not plan to vaccinate until he heard the recent sermon.
Frost said: “The message resonates.” “Some people told me that I would not be a pastor, but after receiving your letter, I decided to continue the vaccination, so I praise God for that.”
Some members of the community said they believe that progress has been made in getting more people vaccinated and wearing masks to help fight Covid.
Church member Sandra Sloan said: “I think in the community of color, we are moving towards this field.” She said that she encouraged her family to also get the vaccine.
Huahua said that this year’s resurrection Sunday service was less crowded because many compatriots continued to watch the church service online.
But the message of “flowers” to those who go to church in person and virtual is still clear.
Terri Flowers said: “There will always be people who doubt.” “For those people, we can only pray for them. We can only continue to encourage them and serve them there. But, fortunately, we stand On the other side, I can only say and do it.”