msn.com 18 Sep, 2020 03:45 am

Pastor Who Told Congregation They Didn't Have to Wear Masks Hospitalized in ICU with COVID-19

"Having been in the ICU now for 11 days…and counting, I am really starting to turn the corner—for the better," Paul Van Noy said

People p youtube Paul Van Noy p A pastor in Idaho has been hospitalized with the novel coronavirus after telling members of his congregation that they are not required to wear face masks while attending church services.Paul Van Noy, the senior pastor at Candlelight Christian Fellowship, was admitted to the intensive care unit after he and his wife Brenda contracted COVID-19, according to an update posted to his church's website on Monday."Having been in the ICU now for 11 days…and counting, I am really starting to turn the corner—for the better," Van Noy said in a statement shared by his wife and church staff." Paul Van Noy p "I thank the Lord for all the support I have been shown and especially from Brenda as she too has had a battle with the Covid-19 herself.

I am watching in prayer that there are no new cases and we can all be back together—worshipping together as called—very soon," Van Noy said." Van Noy added in a statement on Thursday that he's been in the ICU for over two weeks, and has "been told it will be a few more days until I even get from the ICU to a regular room.

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