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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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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1118335

Reported Deaths: 17712
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Marion1455892240
Lake724831254
Allen67063882
Hamilton51060487
St. Joseph49820649
Elkhart40268546
Vanderburgh34714497
Tippecanoe30808276
Johnson27696467
Hendricks26313385
Porter25657386
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Howard16770314
Delaware16761303
Monroe16628220
Kosciusko14293167
Hancock13113186
Bartholomew12983190
Warrick12210190
Wayne12090269
Floyd12011226
Grant11998245
Morgan10409192
Boone9869124
Noble9316122
Henry9177169
Marshall9152147
Dearborn8970100
Dubois8835140
Shelby8281130
Cass8167128
Lawrence8057185
DeKalb7817109
Jackson770793
Huntington7661115
Gibson7102118
Montgomery7101123
Harrison6954100
Knox6915116
Steuben669089
Whitley659660
Miami6595113
Putnam645085
Clinton627179
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Jefferson5856105
Ripley557294
Adams542281
Daviess5076117
Scott491580
Wells4836105
White478469
Greene4701101
Clay464662
Decatur4611110
Fayette452496
Jennings452067
LaGrange427491
Posey410044
Randolph3944107
Washington390956
Fountain375964
Fulton364874
Spencer362247
Starke355574
Owen353577
Sullivan348555
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Perry290553
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Tipton251167
Parke250130
Pike248644
Blackford222144
Pulaski210359
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Martin152120
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