By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
August 30, 2021
The Christian Action League has temporarily closed its office in Raleigh after the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director, was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Sunday, sending the staff into quarantine.
The Rev. Creech began to feel ill on Saturday and went to an Urgent Care to be tested. His initial symptoms – body aches, fatigue, chills, low-grade fever, chest tightness, a cough and headache – continued Monday, when he lost his sense of taste and smell.
Nonetheless, he said he believes that through God’s mercy he is faring better than many who have endured the virus.
“Moments like this have a way of drawing much of life into perspective. I cannot express what comfort it is to know that if my situation were to worsen, even if at some point I were to face death, it is well with my soul because of my Savior, Jesus Christ,” he wrote on a Facebook post. “How wonderful it is to know that all my sins are forgiven, and I am bound for that promised land. Moreover, I thank God for the incredible people he has put in my life: family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Yes, so many special people, which include what might be deemed political foes. I love them all.”
That love was reflected back to Creech as hundreds of people posted well-wishes on his Facebook page and promised to pray for a speedy recovery. Many shared their own experiences with the virus and suggested various vitamin and medicine regimens, including monoclonal antibodies and ivermectin.
“Get a humidifier now and use it constantly … eat eggs … do not get dehydrated … drink berry smoothies every day,” one poster advised. Another recommended, “Lots of liquids, rest, vitamins D, C and E, zinc and turmeric.”
Message after message offered words of encouragement from those who know firsthand the havoc Covid can wreak.
“Don’t get discouraged, just know it will get better!” one insisted. Another proclaimed, “No virus formed against you shall prosper.”
Perhaps the most inspiring post came from a Facebook friend who has been hospitalized for 20 days with the virus: “… God is good. God is great. God is able. God is love. And he cares for you.”
Beth Eden, Rev. Creech’s assistant, will try to work from home. Anyone who needs to contact the League for any reason should phone her at 919.787.0606. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.