What You Can Do:
OBICIL will continue to heed the counsel of public health authorities and take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of the community. If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected, with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading:
STEP 1: Stay home except to get medical care
You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
STEP 2: Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.
STEP 3: Seek medical care right away: Call ahead before visiting your doctor
Call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
STEP 4: Wear a Face Mask
You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
STEP 5: Cover your coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
STEP 6: Avoid sharing personal household items
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
STEP 7: Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
STEP 8: Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions.
Other Actions to Consider:
Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by the local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19 Coronavirus. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.
Due to the COVID-19 we will not be meeting physically together for men's meeting until further notice. However, for this Fruit Bearers meeting we are assigned to watch John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
All Fruit Bearers are responsible for all of this month (April) to watch Pilgrim's Progress. A link for the movie will be given in the men's WhatsApp chats.
This will prepare us for the 10 lesson Study based off Pilgrim's Progress that we will begin on the following men's meeting in May.
• Each lesson will consist no more than 12 questions going in depth on the different topics from the movie.
• Each lesson(s) will be assigned for Fruit Bearers meeting( which is the first Friday of the month). A Google forms link will be sent out through the men's chats.All Fruit Bearers will have all month to complete the lesson(s).This will begin next month in May.
• We will have a mandatory conference call on the last Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM to discuss the lesson(s).
One Body In Christ In Love Ministries
A letter to the sons and daughters of God at One Body In Christ In Love Ministries,
1. The Process Class is a requirement for all who attend the ministry. The Process Class is not for the purpose of establishing you as a minister but to establish in you the order of God concerning ministry in the Kingdom of God. We are all ministers in the Kingdom. The word minister simply means one who is a servant. Wait on your ministry. Even after leaving One Body In Christ In Love, there is an order in ministry that begins with sitting at the feet. The Process Class teaches the order of how to operate in ministry. There are no exceptions to taking the class. If you need help or any assistance through the class, we will be there to assist you.
2. Street Ministry is a part of One Body In Christ In Love’s development of disciples to evangelize the lost. Evangelism is in Scripture. Concerning women who are pregnant or who have children up to the age of 4 or 5, they are not required to attend Street Ministry if they choose not to attend. If they choose to attend Street Ministry, that is fine ¾ the choice is theirs. The ministry will not make that decision for them. We will not make women feel uncomfortable or as if they are not in right standing with God if they choose to tend to their child(ren) or their pregnancy ¾ that is also Scripture. In the Bible in the time of warfare, the men went out to war while the women and children stayed behind. Street Ministry is warfare. If a woman is single with no young children, she should be at Street Ministry. When a couple is newly married, there is a time of transition where they must attend to their marriage and household. We want to honor their time of transition. Therefore, during that time, they are also not required to attend Street Ministry if they chooses. However, if they decide to attend Street Ministry after becoming newly married, they are welcome to attend ¾ the choice is theirs.
“The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.” ¾ Romans 14:3-4 (NIV)
3. Concerning counseling, the Bible says in Titus 2 that the older men should teach the younger men and the older women should teach the younger women. However, there are times that a man or woman may ask a question or seek counseling from Upper Leadership (Apostle Auberry, Prophet Barber, Pastor Bobby). If a woman seeks counsel from someone in Upper Leadership and the situation is a personal woman’s issue, Upper Leadership should pass it on to the Women’s Ministry Leaders. If the situation is a personal general matter, Upper Leadership can give counsel. However, Upper Leadership should be conscious that we have Women Leaders that they can refer the women to, and let the Women Leaders be conscious that Upper Leadership can give counsel concerning general matters. There is safety in the multitude of counsel (Prov. 11:14). All counsel that is given should line up with the Word of God.
4. When you have an issue with someone in leadership or with a brother/sister in Christ, let us move according to Scripture (Matthew 18). Scripture says to take the person to the side and talk to them about the issue first ¾ do not talk to other people about the issue. If the person does not receive you after speaking with them, then take one or two others with you to address the issue. When you have an issue with someone in the ministry and the person does not receive you after speaking with them one-on-one, if they are a woman, take a woman minister with you and call a meeting with the person. If the person is a man, take a male minister with you and call a meeting with the person. If you are a male minister and the person is also a male minister, call a meeting with Elder Jason Shirley and the person to address the issue. If you are a woman minister and the person is also a woman minister, call a meeting with Minister Michelle Shirley and the person to address the issue. If the person you have the issue with is someone in Upper Leadership (Apostle Auberry, Prophet Barber, Pastor Bobby) and they do not receive you after speaking with them one-on-one, call a meeting with them and another person in Upper Leadership or with Elder Jason Shirley or Minister Michelle Shirley to address the issue.
Let us all be open to hear what God has to say. The issue should not bring us to a place of division. No one should ever put down anyone in leadership or another brother/sister.
“Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.” ¾ Matthew 18:15-17 (NKJV)
5. There is an expectation for those on the Leadership Team (Leaders and Ministers) to attend services. The Leadership Team should be in position to serve at every service. As a minister, if you cannot attend a service, you are required to inform Upper Leadership.
My prayer is that we all humble ourselves to keep the unity of the Spirit and build the Kingdom of God. Let us all examine our hearts and make sure our desire is to please God and not promote our own desires and opinions.
I have sought God regarding these matters, and this is what He has said and told me to release to you. Let us all be in compliance in these areas. I want all of us to come into agreement with what God has said regarding these topics. No one must speak contrary to what this letter is establishing. It is in alignment with the word of God.
May God bless you richly,
Apostle Darryl K. Auberry, Senior Pastor