I hope this email find you all well and happy. I just wanted to send out a quick reminder about Stake Conference this weekend, beginning today. As announced the past few weeks in Sacrament Meeting:
Saturday, June 5th, 2021 Ward and Stake Council Leadership Meeting: 4:30 – 6:00 pm at FW TX North Stake Center
All Bishoprics, Elder’s Quorum Presidencies and Secretaries, Stake and Ward Relief Society Presidencies and Secretaries, Stake and Ward Young Men’s Presidencies and Secretaries, Stake and Ward Young Women’s Presidencies and Secretaries, Stake and Ward Sunday School Presidencies and Secretaries, Stake and Ward Primary Presidencies and Secretaries, Ward Mission Leaders, Stake and Ward Executive Secretaries, Stake and Ward Clerks and Assistant Clerks, Members of the Stake High Council, Stake Patriarch and others who may regularly attend Ward Council are invited to attend.
Saturday Evening Session: 7:00-9:00 pm at FW TX North Stake Center
All adult members are invited to attend.
Sunday, June 6th, 2021 General Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at FW TX North Stake Center
All stake members, friends, and neighbors are invited to attend. Please pay special attention to extend a personal invitation to members to whom you minister. Members of the Arcadia Park Ward, Fossil Ridge Ward, Park Glen 1st Ward, and Park Glen 2nd Ward will attend at the FW TX North Stake Center. Additionally, Sunday morning’s session will also be made available via webcast for those who prefer to view remotely. Because of limited parking, especially at the stake center, we encourage members to carpool and minimize the number of vehicles individual families use to attend conference.
For those who would like to view the general session broadcast remotely, please use this link:
Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you at Stake Conference!
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Due to the looming winter storm that is being forecasted as historic, we are cancelling church for tomorrow, February 14th. As of right now, the storm is set to begin in the early hours of Sunday morning and drop several inches of snow, in addition to having very low temperatures and life-threatening wind chills well below zero. With the icy conditions they are forecasting, please stay off the roads and be safe and warm at home.
Since church is cancelled, there will be no broadcast. Please spend time with your family and hold a home church as we did in the early days of covid. The sacrament is authorized to be done at home tomorrow as well.
Stay home, be safe, warm and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy New Year!
We wanted to let you know that our meeting times will change to the following:
- Sunday Worship Meetings: 9:00 am to 9:45 am for Sacrament Meeting
- Young Women & Young Men Activities (for youth turning 12 in 2021 through the age of 18): Every Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:15pm
- Girls & Boys Primary Activities (for children turning 8 in 2021 through the age of 11): Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:15pm
All meetings will be held in the Stake Center (7600 N Beach Street). We also encourage you to visit https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/ for a calendar of other Ward and Stake activities.
For those who do not feel comfortable coming to church due to current covid conditions or other things, our Sacrament Meetings are being broadcast and can be viewed online using this link: Org Events which takes you to http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/fortworthtexasnorthstake.
We also wanted to let you know that there are also multiple ways to connect, collaborate, and communicate with members of the ward:
- Our ward uses Circles on the Gospel Living app. The Circles feature connects you with family, classes, quorums, and others who serve with you in the Church. Please be sure to download this app and log in with your church account to be connected to the ward: Android – iPhone
- Our ward uses Remind to send important updates and information. Our remind code is @frward. There are two ways to join our group and get notifications:
- Open your web browser and go to rmd.at/frward
- To get text notifications, text the message @frward to the number 81010. if you are having trouble with 81010, try texting @frward to (760) 759-1099.
- And our ward uses a closed Facebook group named Friends of Fossil Ridge Ward to share information. Feel free to post anything related to the ward. All postings are only seen by members of the group since it is a closed group.
We hope you had very Merry Christmas and wish you a prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2021 at our new meeting times.
Timothy M. Cox, Bishop
Paul D. Moody, 1st Counselor
Matthew B. Marsh, 2nd Counselor
Please see the message below from Bro. Miles regarding the Fossil Ridge Building Cleaning Schedule for January:
According to our church leaders, the primary purpose of member participation in keeping our ward building clean is to bless all by providing opportunities to serve. It also reinforces and deepens respect for the Lord’s House of worship. Our ward has been assigned this year (2021) to clean the church in the month of January, May and September every Saturday. **This is a change from previous years. We know that we just cleaned in December. One of the Bishopric, Elders Quorum Presidency or someone assigned to be in charge will be there to open the church. There will be a reminder email sent out to the families assigned for that week. If you are unable to help clean on the day that you are assigned, please try to switch with another family. If you are not assigned this month but would still like to serve, please feel free to come when you are available. Please let Brother Miles know if you have any questions. (580-230-9807) Thank you for your service!
January 2nd—7:30 a.m.
Person in charge—Brother/Sister Marsh
- Houghton Family
- Ashton Family
- Bryner Family
- Barnhart Family
- Hickenlooper Family
- Marsh Family
- Winward Family
January 9th—9 a.m.
Person in charge—Brother Lambson
- Rasmussen Family
- Winzenz Family
- Davidson Family
- Elliott Family
- Lambson Family
- Camp Family
January 16th—9 a.m.
Person in charge—President Grajeda
- Prince Family
- Dixon Family
- Grajeda Family
- Farmer Family
- Bowman Family
- Killion Family
January 23rd—9:00 a.m.
Person in charge—Brother/Sister Torres
- Torres Family
- Witt Family
- Deb Pointer
- Perkins Family
- Sagers Family
- Scroggin Family
January 30th—8:30 a.m **January 30th will be a deep cleaning day of the building for our ward.
Person in charge—Bishop Cox
- Poff Family
- Johnson Family
- Moody Family
- Cox Family
- Everett Family
- Jeff Jensen Family
- McIntyre Family
- Crosby Family
- Fox Family
If your family wasn’t assigned this time, you’ll have other opportunities to serve in May or September when it’s our time to clean the church again.
Please let Brother Miles know if you have any questions.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope all is well with you and your family. We have been working diligently in putting together our Ward Emergency Response Plan over the past several months. As we prepare to move forward with our next steps, we need your help. Bro. Lambson, in conjunction with Bro. Poff, has prepared a wonderful survey to help us with understanding the tools, equipment and special needs that we have in our Ward. Please take the time to complete this survey: https://forms.gle/fvfyhW9GvjgZTSM19
Your help and support will be critical for the success of the response plan in our time of need. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe, healthy, and spiritually vigilant.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are excited to announce plans for smaller Sacrament Meetings beginning Sunday, June 28th and continuing on the 4th Sunday of each month. Until that time (and during any other Sunday – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 5th Sunday), please continue with any authorization that was previously given to conduct home Sacrament. However, due to size restrictions, we will need to meet in separate groups. Families with last names from “A” through “Co” will meet from 9:00 to 9:30 AM, “Cr” through “H” will meet from 10:30 to 11:00 AM, “I” through “Pe” will meet from 12:00 to 12:30 PM, and “Pi” through “Z” will meet from 1:30 to 2:00 PM. To maintain proper numbers due to the restrictions, please plan on attending only during your assigned time.
These smaller Sacrament Meetings at the chapel will add another option for those who are comfortable attending church in groups. Please stay home and participate in home sacrament if you feel uncomfortable coming to church or if you, or a household member, are in a high-risk category. Administering the Sacrament at home may continue for high-risk individuals, or those who are not comfortable meeting in groups even if they are not high-risk, as well as for all households during off weeks (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sundays). Households with symptoms of illness (fever, cough, fatigue, etc.), over the 14 days prior to the Ward Sacrament Meeting, should not come to church, but worship at home. We trust you to make the best decision for yourself and those around you as we cautiously begin attending church again in accordance with guidance from the Church and government leaders.
We realize that these circumstances are not perfect or ideal. The stake presidency and bishoprics in our stake have spent a substantial amount of time to get to this point. We ask for your support and patience as we make the best of the situation we’ve been handed. Attending limited sacrament meetings with unusual restrictions is substantially better than what has been happening over the last 2 and a half months. We sincerely look forward to being with you again soon.
Thank you for your faith and patience as we move forward with this plan. Our goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment for all those who participate. Below is a FAQ section to provide additional details on several important items. If you have any specific questions or concerns about this plan (or anything else we can help with), please contact a member of the bishopric.
I look forward to meeting with you in person again soon. Stay safe, healthy, and spiritually vigilant.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What if there are different last names within our household?
- We want all households to attend the same Sacrament Meeting session. Please let a member of the Bishopric know and we can make adjustments to allow households to attend together.
- Will other meetings be held?
- Only Sacrament Meeting will be held. (no Sunday school, priesthood, relief society or youth meetings).
- What safety precautions are being taken in terms of cleaning and sanitation?
- Before each Sacrament Meeting there will be a period of cleaning/disinfecting session to clean and wipe down all benches, hard surfaces, doorknobs, bathrooms, pulpit, etc. We will have signage reminding people to practice social distancing. Ushers will have hand sanitizer for members as they enter the chapel as well as sanitizer at the Sacrament table for those administering the Sacrament. We understand we haven’t seen each other for a while, but please refrain from shaking hands or hugging.
- Are masks required?
- Priesthood brethren who will be preparing, blessing and passing the sacrament will be wearing masks. Government leaders and the Church have encouraged others to wear masks. For those who are able, members are encouraged to bring their own masks and wear them during the service. They may certainly be removed to partake of the Sacrament or while at the pulpit (the pulpit and microphone will be cleaned regularly).
- How will social distancing fit into this process?
- Households will sit together and be separated by 6 feet (front to back, side to side) from other households. Certain benches will be left empty to allow for social distancing and also to allow the Priesthood additional room to pass the Sacrament to the congregation. For more information please see the information and pictures here: First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities
- What can we expect on the Sunday when we attend Sacrament Meeting?
- Entrances – All doors will be locked except for the double doors by the foyer near the Fossil Ridge Bishop and Clerk’s Offices of the building. Signs will be posted to direct everyone to the correct doors. This will help limit necessary cleaning, assist the ushers as they seat people, and allow wheelchair access.
- Hymns – The Church hymns play a fundamental role in our worship services. To avoid spreading germs or singing while wearing a restrictive mask, our organist will provide a musical number for prelude/postlude music as well as a sacrament hymn. Instead of singing, we invite the congregation to remember and ponder the words to the hymns. Hymn books have been stored and written programs will be discontinued for the time being to avoid contact.
- Sacrament – The Priesthood will be extra cautious to wash/sanitize their hands immediately prior to administering the Sacrament. They will also use more trays with less bread/water to help limit contact. The priesthood will use empty rows of benches to pass the trays directly to each member to avoid trays being passed down the rows and handled multiple times. A second tray will be carried to discard used sacrament cups. Parents should take bread and water from the tray to give to small children.
- Restrooms and water fountains – They will be available for use, however it is encouraged to take care of your needs at home.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope this email finds you all healthy and happy. I am sure by now many of you have seen the announcement made this week regarding the phased approach to going back to meeting together for church. As was noted in the announcement, the information specific to stakes and wards will be passed down. There is a meeting this weekend for the coordinating council and the Stake Presidents, so more information specific to our stake will be sent out next week.
Another happy note is the partial reopening of the temples. Thankfully, our Dallas Texas temple, was reopened this past Monday. While it is only in the first phase for specific living ordinances, and will probably be a while before it goes through phase 4 and full reopening for all, I am excited to see this step towards getting back to normal.
Brothers and Sisters, I am sure you are like me and have missed being able to attend the temple regularly. With everything going on during this challenging time the absence of the peace and the spirit that comes with attending the temple has also been noticeable. I am excited about the announcement of the gradual reopening of the temples and look forward to our monthly Ward temple sessions again. In preparation for that great day, please take the time to check your current temple recommend and make sure it has not yet expired. If it has expired or will be expiring in the next couple of months, please reach out to Bro. Rasmussen to set up a time to meet with me or one of my counselors to start the renewal process. We are still meeting for interviews virtually or in person while maintaining social distancing.
Regardless of whether we have access to the temple currently or not, please remember that being worthy of and holding a current temple recommend is a standing testimony to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, of how you are doing with living Their commandments. If you have not had a current temple recommend for some time, please set up a time to meet with me.
I look forward to being able to meet with you all again not only in church, but in the temple. Stay safe, healthy, and spiritually vigilant.
My dear brothers and sisters,
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I wanted to let you know that with further discussions with the Stake Presidency, bishops have been given authorization to approve the sacrament in individual homes every week while until we can meet again. We are having continuing discussions at intervals, but that is the direction for now.
We will follow the same guidelines for administering as we have done in the past. For those without priesthood holders in the home who are able to administer this ordinance, please make arrangements with your ministering brethren, or reach out to President Buis at firstname.lastname@example.org so arrangements can be made. If you are a ministering brothers who will be travelling to administer the sacrament, please reach out to President Buis for a copy of the authorization letter.
Enjoy your Sabbath and Fast Sunday today. May God continue to bless us as we put our faith in Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. Continue to look for the good things despite all the challenges around us. Stay safe, healthy, and spiritually vigilant.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I wanted to let you know that with further discussions with the Stake Presidency, bishops have been given authorization to approve the sacrament to be administered in individual homes every week for the rest of April. Between now and then we will reassess the situation and provide more information related to the sacrament in future months.
We will follow the same guidelines for administering the sacrament this month as we did in March. For those without priesthood holders in the home who are able to administer this ordinance, please make arrangements with your ministering brethren, or reach out to President Buis at email@example.com so arrangements can be made. If you are a ministering brother who will be travelling to administer the sacrament, please reach out to President Buis for a copy of the authorization letter.
I hope you had a wonderful week celebrating Easter and the last week of the Savior’s life. As noted in my last email, I have enjoyed reading the messages and watching the videos put out daily by the church. This has helped me to reflect each day on the gift of the atonement and the impact it has on my life. As Elder Bruce R. McConkie noted “The most transcendent event in his eternal existence, the most glorious single happening from creation’s dawn to eternity’s endless continuance, the crowning work of his infinite goodness – such took place in a garden called Gethsemane.” (McConkie, Promised Messiah, 2)
Brothers and Sisters, as you prepare for Easter tomorrow, I encourage you to take some time to offer thanks to our Savior and Redeemer for all that He did for us. All that He went through for us that made it possible to return to our Heavenly Father. As Elder Tad R. Callister said in his book The Infinite Atonement, “The appointed hour was at hand. The Son of God stood alone in all of his majestic power against all the artillery of the Evil One. Here was divine love in its consummate expression battling diabolic evil in its cruelest proportions. This was the place and the time for the atonement of Jesus Christ.”
May God continue to bless us as we put our faith in Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. Continue to look on for the good things despite all the chaos around us. Stay safe, healthy, and spiritually vigilant.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope that you enjoyed conference as much as I did. What a wonderful opportunity to hear messages from our Prophet and the Apostles as well as other Church leaders. The messages of the Restoration and the testimonies that were shared truly helped me to feel the spirit and to strengthen my testimony. I encourage you to watch and review the messages with your families as their guidance is so important at this time.
This week we celebrate the last week of the Saviors life, beginning yesterday with Palm Sunday. If you have not already done so, please Invite Jesus Christ’s influence into your life with text notifications featuring inspiring messages about how you can #HearHim for each day of Holy Week.
Text EASTER to 71234
My family and I have enjoyed reading the captions and then watching the short videos that help to depict the events of the Savior during his last week. What a great way to spend each day thinking of our Redeemer and what He has done for each of us.
Brothers and Sisters, I have enjoyed kneeling down with my family each night at 7 PM to participate in our Ward Family Prayer. I have felt of the love and support of our ward as we gather together to turn our thoughts, hearts, and words to plead with our Heavenly Father on behalf of those that have been impacted by Covid 19. I hope you have felt of the special spirit that surrounds those Ward prayers as well.
Please also join with me this Friday as we unite our faith once again in a worldwide fast on Good Friday, April 10th as encouraged by our Prophet, President Russell M. Nelson. To review his invitation, please see the following link.
It is my prayer that God will continue to bless us as we put our faith in Him and His Son, Jesus Christ during this special Easter week. Stay safe, healthy, and spiritually vigilant.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope this email finds you all healthy and happy. I am sure you are like my family and getting a little stir crazy, but I would encourage you to follow the direction of our government leaders with the Shelter in Place Executive Order. There have been some concerns and questions posed about what impact that has on being able to have the sacrament, particularly in homes where others need to visit to provide the Priesthood to perform that ordinance. Let me assure you this can still happen, even while the executive order is in place.
Paragraph 15.e.vi “Essential Travel” of the Executive Order allows for “travel by church staff or clergy for the purpose of production of remote delivery of religious services and other ministries requiring travel.”
To further help in this situation, there is a letter that has been drafted which the brethren who are traveling to provide the sacrament will need to carry with them. In the letter it states “The local Clergy and/or Ministering Brother carrying this letter has been given authority by the Church’s Ecclesiastical Leadership to perform the Sacrament religious service is Church member’s homes, which religious service is allowed by the Executive Order for Essential Travel.”
The letter is on the Stake letterhead and has my signature as well as that of President Furniss. If you are a ministering brother who will be travelling to provide this ordinance to an individual or a family, please reach out to President Buis via his email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy.
Brothers and sisters, I am grateful for all those that have joined with me at 7 PM each night for our Ward Family Prayer and encourage you to continue to do so. With tomorrow being Fast Sunday, I encourage you to join me in fasting and providing a generous fast offering to help assist those that have been impacted financially at this time. President Nelson shared a message with the world calling for tomorrow to be a special fast day. Please review that message that was send out in an email on Thursday night, or can be viewed using this link: Prophet Invites All to Fast and Pray for Relief from COVID-19
I pray that we will all remain healthy and that our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, will continue to bless us through these hard times. Stay safe, healthy, and spiritually vigilant.
Love, Bishop Cox
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your sabbath. What a wonderful blessing it is to have a special day set aside for worship, and even more wonderful to have been able to take the sacrament today. It was great to gather as family to study Come Follow Me and the scriptures. My daughter Katie gave a wonderful lesson on the Prophet Joseph Smith. I hope your Sabbath was just as good.
I have been thinking a lot about our ward family. I have been praying for you and hope you are all doing well despite what is going on in the world around us. This week I was reviewing how Covid-19 has been impacting other countries and how people are dealing with the quarantines and other things around the world. I am sure many of you have seen the video that was posted on social media about the man in Italy playing his trumpet out on his balcony so all those around could listen. In doing more research, I found out that this is not an isolated incident in Italy, but one of the ways they are coping with being shut in their apartments and homes. Every night they gather on their balconies and play instruments, sing songs, even if its just banging on pots and pans with spoons, as a live concert across Italy. This is their way of showing unification and lifting their spirits as a country in these troubled times.
Brothers and Sisters, I was moved by these videos as I reflected on how we are doing with staying unified amid the turmoil and uncertainty waging around us. I thought what a great opportunity we have to do something similar. While I am not suggesting we go out each night and sing or play instruments in our backyards (although that may be entertaining), but something similar which will unite us as a ward family. I would invite each of you to join me each night in prayer at 7 PM. In this way, while we may be separated physically, each night at 7 PM we would be linked spiritually as we offer a prayer in our individual homes on behalf of all our ward family and others that are impacted. The prayers may be short or they may be long, but the length does not matter. I think what matters is knowing that we are gathering each night as a ward family offering up prayers at the same time.
May the Lord continue to pour out His blessings upon us as we move forward in this challenging time. I know that as we put our trust in Our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ, we will make it through.
My dear brothers and sisters,
In further discussions with the Stake Presidency today, bishops have been given authorization to approve the sacrament to be administered in individual homes. This approval is for both next Sunday and the following, March 22nd and 29th, respectively. The Sunday after that will be the beginning of April and we will be enjoying General Conference, so no sacrament as normal for General Conference. Between now and then we will reassess the situation and provide more information related to the sacrament in April.
We know there are some of you that do not have priesthood holders in your home who are able to administer this ordinance. Between now and Thursday night, ministering brothers will be reaching out to their families to determine needs and to make arrangements for the sacrament so everyone has the opportunity to partake as desired. If your ministering brothers do not reach out to you by Thursday evening, please email email@example.com so that we can make other arrangements.
At this time the recommendations by both our local city and county health officials as well as our local and regional church leaders is to limit gathering as groups. To this end we discourage families from getting together with other families to partake of the sacrament.
Brothers and sisters, even though we were not together, I hope your individual family meetings went well. My family and I watched Elder Bednar’s general conference talk including his parable of the cheetahs and topi, recognizing the subtle ways Satan tries to mess up our lives as well as the importance of constant vigilance to stay on the covenant path. We also studied the current Come Follow Me lesson. Both of these provided opportunities for family discussion and feeling the spirit. Following the end of our time gathered as a family, we separated and took some personal time to study and reflect, work on indexing and family history, and enjoy worshiping on this sacred day. I hope you had similar spiritual experiences.
I look forward to being able to gather together as a ward family again, but I take comfort in knowing that despite our location and the amount of people gathered, we can still feel of the spirit as we keep the commandments and observe the Sabbath day.
If you have not already viewed the message of hope sent out from President Nelson last night, I encourage you to do so. It can be found on the church website or by using this link:
It only takes a few minutes and provides a wonderful message of comfort and peace.
May the Lord continue to bless us all as we go forward in faith is my prayer. Take care of each other and keep looking for opportunities to serve.
My dear Brothers and Sisters,
I have received questions regarding administration of the sacrament tomorrow (Sunday, March 15th) and have received further direction from President Furniss. In addition to all meetings being canceled, as a stake we will NOT be administering the sacrament tomorrow. At this point it is NOT authorized for the sacrament to be administered in homes. As this direction changes, I will send out further information.
While the sacrament is an essential part of our regular worship we have had two opportunities in the month of March to receive this ordinance. It’s important that we’re following guidance received and following appropriate precautions at this time.
Although we cannot gather together as a ward family tomorrow, please make sure to use this time to study the scriptures, share testimonies, pray, study Come Follow Me, work on your family history, and grow closer as a family.“The most important of the Lord’s work that you will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home.”—President Harold B. Lee, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee (2000), 134
My dear brothers and sisters,
Many of you have read the announcement made earlier today by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding the suspension of meetings. I have a short excerpt below, but you may follow this link to read the full version: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/gatherings-worldwide-temporarily-suspended#
Beginning immediately, all public gatherings of Church members are being temporarily suspended worldwide until further notice. This includes:
- Stake conferences, leadership conferences and other large gatherings
- All public worship services, including sacrament meetings
- Branch, ward and stake activities
Where possible, leaders should conduct any essential leadership meetings via technology. Specific questions may be referred to local priesthood leaders. Further direction related to other matters will be provided.
Bishops should counsel with their stake president to determine how to make the sacrament available to members at least once a month.
We encourage members in their ministering efforts to care for one another. We should follow the Savior’s example to bless and lift others.
Brothers and Sisters, while we may not be able to gather together for a period of time, continue following the Come Follow Me program as individuals and families, ministering to those around you, and taking the time to worship in your homes on Sundays. Hold fast to your testimonies and continue strengthening them by making sure to study the scriptures and pray. Our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ will bless us as we go through this challenging time.
As I receive more information I will share. At this point I have not yet received any direction regarding authorizing the sacrament in individual homes, but I anticipate receiving more information tomorrow.
I look forward to the time when we will be able to gather together again, but until then stand firm in your faith and look for those opportunities to serve others. Reach out to your ministering families and take care of each other.
During this time of uncertainty, we can stand firm with the knowledge of our Heavenly Father’s Plan of Happiness. He is in charge and knows what is in store for us. Whether this lasts a few weeks or a few months, or longer, we can put our trust in Him and know that things will work out according to His will. While there is reason to take precautions, there is no need to panic. Seek comfort and guidance from our Heavenly Father and He will comfort you.