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Message of hope; Andrew Guthrie of First Christian Church in Lafayette

News 18 is beginning a new series of reports that we call "Messages of Hope."

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 9:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — News 18 is beginning a new series of reports that we call "Messages of Hope."

Every night at six, 10 and 11 we'll be hearing from faith leaders and others in our community, who'll be giving us some perspective on these times we're living through.

We started Tuesday with a "Message of Hope" from Andrew Guthrie, of First Christian Church in Lafayette.

"We've had a lot of conversations around our community about what we can be doing in this time of social distancing, in which we have canceled most of our in-person gatherings," said Guthrie. "One thing that I have figured out is that just picking up the phone and calling our members and finding out what's going on in their lives does a ton to help ease people's anxiety."

Guthrie added there is no way to pass germs over the phone.

"So if you were wondering what you can do to help during this time to help support all of the people in Lafayette just think about the people that you know who are at home who you think might be worried," said Guthrie. "Maybe they're part of the vulnerable people with a compromised immune system or they're elderly. Just pick up the phone and see how they're doing. It's a great way to make sure everyone in our city is doing well."

Check back to WLFI.com every night to see and read the "Message of Hope."

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