World health officials have identified several viruses that are progressing towards becoming a pandemic. Many expect a pandemic will happen in the next few years that could affect the entire worlds population. If a pandemic such as the one that occurred in 1918 were to take place, the healthcare system would be overwhelmed, and many people will die without the basics of life's care essentials.
The Pandemic Flu Plan for the Church provides in depth information on circulating viruses and where they are today. An important section provides information for the Church to prepare individually and as a body to be set up as an alternative care facility in order to come beside the healthcare community. In addition, there are sections on learning the proper precautions and how to care for the sick. Such preparation would allow the Church to not fall victim but stand ready to provide care and minister to our neighbors and communities, thus allowing Her to bring the gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ into the crisis situation.