AS COVID-19 fears restrict church gatherings, Bread of Life overseer Bishop Joe Imakando has called on members to pay their tithe and offerings through Mobile Money.
In a two-minute video addressed to his “beloved” and posted on his Facebook account, Bishop Imakando said “don’t allow the enemy to rob you of your blessings during this time.”
Bishop Imakando said churches were being closed while services being halted but pointed out that it was only buildings that were being shut.
He said “you are the temple of the Holy Spirit, remain open, worship God in the comfort of your home.”
He encouraged members to read the Bible and listen to God while they remained in their homes.
“Worship God with your substance by giving your tithe, your offerings, your seeds and whatever sacrificial givings through the platform we are going to share with you. Don’t allow the enemy to rob you of your blessings during this time. Remember this storm will pass away, this virus will pass away,” he said.
Bread of Life has partnered with Airtel and MTN to make it easy for members to pay tithe and offerings.
Members are also encouraged to utilize ZamPay and Cavmont Bank to sow their seeds.
Government has announced restrictions on public gatherings including churches to curb the spread of the Coronavirus which has infected more 800,000 killed over 35,000 people worldwide.
Zambia has so far recorded 36 COVID-19 cases with Lusaka being declared the country’s epicenter for the Coronavirus.
President Edgar Lungu has declared war the Coronavirus but says it can’t be won without community participation.