A pastor in New York was honored with a parade in appreciation for his endless efforts to assist struggling families during COVID-19 crisis.
On May 5, a parade was organized to honor Pastor Francisco Fernandez. They did this in front of Iglesia Sol De Justicia, a small church in the heart of Brooklyn. Apparently, people gathered and paraded their cars together. Then they honked the car horns while passengers applauded Pastor Francisco.
Serving Families In Need Amid Crisis
When the coronavirus outbreak began, it seemed that the pastor worked tirelessly to help families in need. He helped by distributing much-needed food and hygiene products to the people.
“The community’s greatest need right now is food,” he said in a statement. “They’re crying out for food. They’re hungry. This is a time we need to step out of the four walls.”
Pastor Francisco partnered with World Vision, a Christian aid group in the relief efforts. According to CBN News, he worked with them to give families “emergency kits that contain enough food to feed a family of five for one week.”
Sandy Aguila-Rosa, manager of World Vision commended the pastor for his compassion for the community, which has suffered greatly during the pandemic.
“So many people were dying of COVID-19. And he was here working until midnight with his wife and some volunteers, delivering food to the people that wouldn’t come out because they were afraid,” she said. “He knew their need as well.”
Heart For The Homeless
Additionally, the pastor revealed how he could relate to the unlikely circumstance being that he was once homeless.
He said, “I know the need. I know what hunger is.” Then he continued, “I know what it is to go without food, without a place.”
Further, he added, “I always tell everybody, you know…to God be the glory of all things, you know, it’s not about me. It’s all about Him.”
“I’m no hero. I’m just God’s hands and feet where He needs me.”
Source: CBN News