Christian ministers worldwide are facing destitution and even starvation as COVID 19 has destroyed their source of income.
As churches around the world have been forced to close by the virus, tithes and other giving from churchgoers have dried up for ministers, says Christian charity Open Doors UK & Ireland.
“Normally, when Christians suffer the church is where they turn to for help,” said Open Doors’ Asia Communications Director Jan Vermeer.
“But with Covid-19, the church pastors can barely look after their own families never mind the streams of people who come knocking on their doors for help.
“Everywhere we turn we’re seeing the same dire situation. Pastors whose income is based solely on giving
from members of the church don’t have anything to eat.”
Pastor Joel*, from India, is one of many who have seen their earnings disappear.
He said: “The church has had to be closed, leaving us with no support.
“As a family we cried unto God for his help and provision.”
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SOURCE: Assist News Service