As hard as this season is, I am convinced we have an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate a central call of our faith: to love our neighbors. Simple connections and acts of kindness can give hope to the discouraged, create new friendships, and even open the door for life-changing conversations.

“Love… Where You Live” is a simple initiative championed by several churches in Katy and West Houston in the midst of our “Shelter in Place” experience.

Imagine a cul-de-sac of families “socially distanced” in their driveways, but sharing stories about their lives. Imagine children giving concerts at curbside on their instruments from the school band. Imagine a widow who lives alone with the new assurance that she has others walking through this with her. And imagine a community of believers praying for their neighbors every day – by name and by need, because they’ve spent the time to listen.

Pastor Ryan Rush | Senior Pastor, Kingsland Baptist Church

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    Love… Where You Live

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    Prayer Guide

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    Creative Ideas

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    Videos

    Videos

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    COIVD-19 ESSENTIAL GUIDELINES (CDC.GOV)

    It is crucial to follow the CDC instructions at all times when interacting with neighbors. Following these guidelines is the best thing we can do to protect ourselves and the most vulnerable among us.

    Wash your hands with soap often and avoid touching your face.

    Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.

    Avoid having people outside your immediate family into your home.

    Limit touches to hard surfaces that others may have touched and wipe down surfaces when in doubt.

    If you are not feeling healthy, self-quarantine and avoid contact with others.