A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: Churches spread love

Reader says churches spread love, joy and peace throughout the city

The Editor,

So, the province says churches have to close because we’re the super spreaders.

I’ll tell you what we spread – love, joy and peace throughout the city. We pack hampers full of food and toys at Christmas for the poor and needy.

Over and above that, many churches sponsor an elementary school in their neighbourhood and provide a Christmas gift for each child. Over and above that a number of churches support a ministry called NightShift and provide fresh hot meals every day for the homeless.

The churches pray for anyone who is sick or has a need. We can never stop spreading the good Word of the Gospel because that is our great commission from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Becky Ferguson, Surrey

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