b'What do you think is the big lesson Godstrying to teach you during the pandemic?For me, the big lesson that God is teaching me is to stop and smell the roses. Dont rush through life. Enjoy the people that you have in your life. Appre-ciate your family. My children are grown. Now its just me and my wife. Thats exciting. Were getting to know each other all over again. Be present, and Illustration byexperience it. Laugh a lot and enjoy things.Cameron Ferraro, sixth grade, East Norriton Bulldog BulletinBiographiesthat are wrong. When George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were killed, we got involved in marches.Kevin R. Carter, M.S.W., is the clinical direc-Has your church suffered financially duringtor at the Uplift Center for Grieving Childrenthe pandemic? If so, how? in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.Our church has not really suffered financially.Howard Stevenson, Ph.D., is the Constance People who belong have been very kind. And weClayton Professor of Urban Education and have worked to be a blessing to people. We haveProf essor of Africana Studies at the University helped people to get food and weve helped otherof Pennsylvania. He is executive director of the organizations. We believe as Christians that whenRacial Empowerment Collaborative. you are good to other people, God returns that and is good to you.Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller is the senior pastorof the Enon Tabernacle Baptist ChurchHas the pandemic had any silver linings in Philadelphia.for you and the church?Weve learned to really treasure life and relationships. It has caused us to think about what really matters.39'