An Open Letter
To the members and followers of KRST Universal Temple:
I am reaching out because as you are aware, we are in the mist of a global health crisis (Pandemic). As pastor of KRST Universal Temple I want you to know that YOU are not alone. We will get through this TOGETHER!
Because of the severity and possible length of this crisis, I am concerned with the mental health as well as the spiritual health of our community. It is in that spirit that I asked for the assistance of one of our members who is a mental health professional. She will share some coping strategies for those who may be experiencing fear, anxiety and depression or just need some suggestions to get through this crisis. I want to thank Lydia C. Bailey-Padgett for sharing her experience and expertise with us.
She has outlined some very simple, easy and doable things we can follow as adults and for parents to share with children/teens. I urge each of you to follow her recommendations as outlined.
During this period of overwhelming incertitude and disease let us remain Calm, Cool, and Collected. As we have done in the past, try to remain true and devoted to the spiritual forces that have guided, encouraged, inspired, provided for, and protected us.
May the God we first met at the foothills of the mountains of the moon be with us and may our great Afrikan ancestors guide us, inspire us, and encourage us, as we move through this time of incertitude and dis-ease. Ase!!!
Baba Derrick Jackson, Pastor KRST Universal Temple
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