Plague, Fire and Flood: This Bronx church triumphs over them all
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The Promised Land Covenant Church in the Bronx has been plagued with tribulations since the pandemic began. Their congregation of 200 lost 15 people to COVID-19, including a child. Then the church building was ravaged by a fire in January and flooded by Hurricane Ida’s downpour in September. Despite it all, the church community has remained resilient and steadfast. They’ve continued to meet and worship in backyards, basements and over Zoom.
ReligionUnplugged interns Bethany Johnson and Sofia Kioko visited the church to report their story — and where they’re headed in the future.
“I feel like that one word [love] says it all,” Pastor Donald Carrow said. “Everything we do week to week in this community is about love. We love each other, and this family is a gift to each other. The church is a family, is what keeps us connected.”
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