The local church conducts a prayer meeting for patients and staff at Baptist Nassau. fight against COVID


FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA. – Members of a local church held morning prayers outside the Baptist Medical Center in Nassau county on Friday as hospital staff grapple with a surge in COVID-19 cases that leaves frontline workers “overwhelmed” .

Journey Church organized prayer with members holding signs to encourage staff and one another.

They prayed for those battling COVID-19, their families and the hospital staff.

Just last week, state coronavirus numbers showed that more than 10,000 positive cases had been reported in Nassau County.

Baptist Health is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with 569 positive cases at its facilities on Thursday, according to Health Systems CEO Mike Mayo. According to Mayo, the mean age of these patients is under 51 and 98% of them are not vaccinated.

As of June 21, Mayo said 119 patients have died in Baptist’s five hospitals. One of them was a 16 year old.


Journey Church said it wanted to surround those working and suffering with COVID at Nassau Hospital with prayer.

“We just wanted to come out and give our support to our frontline workers and the people who are fighting for their lives there and just support the families at home who are praying and just waiting for their family members to hopefully come home,” said Catie Harless of Journey Church.

In the Church’s call to prayer over the hospital, she urged everyone “to put our differences aside and come together to show our love and support.”

“If there has ever been an opportunity to come together for a purpose, this is it,” the Church said.

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