Christian worshipers sing outside house of pastor who died from COVID-19 (video)
- The worshipers came from Memphis, US and could not let their pastor go without giving him a befitting sendoff
- Knowing too well they could not physically comfort the wife of the deceased, the church members decided to line themselves up in the neighbourhood's parking lot
- They then held their hymn books and sang sweetly to the bereaved wife as she watched them and fought back tears
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A group of church members from Memphis US decided to honour the loss of their pastor in the most thoughtful way while still observing social distancing.
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In a video that has since gone viral on Facebook, the group was spotted creating their own version of a final goodbye without having to physically comfort each other.
The singers lost their pastor to COVID-19 and felt the need to check on his wife and family but at the back of their minds, they knew they could not go into the house.
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So they posted themselves up in the parking lot and maintained a distance between each other as they faced the home.
Then in unison and with angelic voices, the worshipers started serenading the deceased’s wife with popular mourning song It Is Well With My Soul.
The late pastor’s wife started smiling but soon after she broke into tears as she watched her husband’s friend and Christian family give their all just to give her some comfort.
The group stood with her and calmed the wife down with the heartwarming song for a couple of minutes.
People in social media were touched and could not find the perfect words to describe what the gesture of love did to their hearts.
All they could do was congratulate the faithfuls and thank them for being friends who were there through thick and thin.
Netizens extended their condolences to the grieving family and noted that though they did not know the fallen pastor, it was evident he was a kind man who had a lot of friends.
This is definitely one of the kindest gestures of love the internet has seen in the past few months.
In other news, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has lauded three Ghanaians who invented handwashing devices amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed five lives.
The remarkable innovations of these students were featured in earlier reports by YEN.com.gh.
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