BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — United We Stand Bakersfield is known for hosting community prayer services throughout Bakersfield. The services are always held outside of hospitals to honor healthcare workers.
On Sunday the group held the latest one at Adventist Health hospital.
Albert and Joyce Vaughn are two of the dozen people to make their way to Adventist Health, for United We Stand Bakersfield's community prayer.
The organization began offering these social distancing prayer services back in April.
The Vaughns at one point had COVID-19 and hospitalized.
Albert spent 54 days at Adventist Hospital and says he felt called to come back and offer prayer.
"The sprit was just working here tonight for all of those in need of prayer," said Albert.
This is the eighth prayer service the group has put on during the covid pandemic. Organizer Jospeh Castro of United We Stand Bakersfield, says this prayer service is essential to all.
He added that this particular gathering of worship means more to him after he,too, tested positive for COVID-19.
"It's imperative that we come back and, and start praying for these hospitals again. This is our first one as a group back, since I've had covid," said Castro. "After experiencing [it], we're going to look at it from a different point of view and continue to pray."
The parking lot of Adventist Health for nearly 30 minutes was filled with cars, Christian music, prayer, and signs showing thanks to the many men and women fighting covid.