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Words from a pastor who tested positive for COVID-19

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SCHOFIELD, Wis. (WAOW) -- Pastor Walter Davidson gave his final sermon to an in-person congregation at St Peter Lutheran Church in Schofield on Sunday, July 26.

In the few days that followed, he started to run a fever.

On Wednesday, July 29, he and his family were tested for COVID-19. The next day, the tests came back positive.

The Church canceled in-person services set for Thursday night and the rest of the weekend.

"I can't really get much rest. I sleep for a few hours and I wake up and I can't really get back to sleep," said Pastor Davidson.

In an interview with News 9, the pastor said he is excited to start feeling better, knowing God is guiding home.

"It is critical to have something so solidly spiritual to place this pandemic in," he said. "Just look to Jesus and he will be the one to help you. And he will. Because he promises he will."

The church will remain closed through August 9, with live-streams available.

The congregational president said in-person services will reconvene soon after church staff talk with members.

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