Pastor Ejike Nwachukwu of the Rhema Deliverance Mission has donated bags of rice, bottles of vegetable oil and cash to members of his church in Awka, Anambra State.
We gathered that the donations was meant to help mitigate the harsh impact of government’s order to stay at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
The disbursement of the donated food items and cash took place on Friday and extended into Saturday after Pastor Nwachukwu invited the church members his Facebook page.
The pastor said that the reason for the gesture was to ensure that his members stayed well, even as they stayed at home.
“To all the families worshipping at Rhema Deliverance Mission, Awka , you are by this notice invited to come to the Church from 10am tommorow, Friday, 3rd of April, 2020 to collect a small token from the church to support you in this trying period.
“The support will be given in families. We shall observe social distancing and hand sanitizing. Everybody should not come at the same time. May God keep us alive to declare his good works in the land in the land of the living. Amen,” the Facebook post reads.
After the members besieged the church premises for their gift items, we leant that they went home with two bags of 5kg rice, a bottle of vegetable oil and cash gift of N1,000.
Some members of the church members expressed happiness and praised the pastor for his magnanimity. They said that he had proven that the church is not only a place to make donations, but has shown that the church cares for its members too.