Hard Times: Churches should give not demand offerings from poor followers during coronavirus rage

By IGIHE
On 23 March 2020 at 06:02

Different people continue to give scathing statements against ADPER churches, following a notice they issued calling on its followers to continue giving offerings through remote and digital platforms following the closure of worship places to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

In an ADEPR statement of 20 March 2020, signed by its spokesperson, Rev Karuranga Ephrem, the church outlines new methods to use in the collection of offerings in these difficult times that include; taking offerings to church; bank account and Mobile Money and Airtel Money.

Among those who blamed the move is Bamporoki Edouard, State Minister in the Ministry of youth and culture and a member of the church. He suggested instead of the church demanding offerings from believers in these difficult times, it should instead be giving out something to its poor followers from what Christians have offered over the years.

The Minister of State in the Ministry of foreign affairs and regional cooperation, Olivier Nduhungireye, blamed churches that want to gain from these difficult times.

Another Rwandan, Ndayishimiye Jean Claude supported the Minister. He cited what has been said calling churches business places and not different from businesses hiking prices in these hard times.

Churches should give not demand offerings from poor followers during coronavirus rage
People have scathing statements against ADPER churches, for their calling on its followers to continue giving offerings through remote and digital platforms

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