During its outreach mission on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Church donated several bags of rice and some assorted food items as well as anti covid-19 materials to the Covid-19 National Response Center at the General Services Agency (GSA) in Monrovia, the Christian Association of Blind (CAB) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The church also provided some cash donation to selected media institutions including the Heritage.
Since its establishment in 1962, the Church of Pentecost currently operates in 105 nations headed by Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists and Senior Pastors throughout the world and about 21,802 local assemblies in 2,381 Districts. In 2018, global membership of the Church stands at 3,257,943, with children constituting about 1,056,062. The Church of Pentecost has 137,862 church officers and 2,492 ordained ministers in 101 nations.
Here in Liberia, the Church of Pentecost has several other local branches across the length and breadth of the country, and is presided over by Bishop Massaboi M. Zuwu.
Speaking during the outreach mission, Bishop Zuwu said the initiative is in response to the virus that has since ravaged the country for the past two months.
He said though the church has been praying for the nation and the world at large in tackling the disease, it was now time to contribute physically to the fight.
“We have been praying for this country and others since the outbreak of the disease, but we thought that it is now time to contribute some material things towards the fight,” said the bishop.
“Beside the spiritual aspect, we needed to donate some material things towards this fight,” he added.
In response, the Deputy Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mr. William Darkel, lauded the Church of Pentecost-Liberia for the landmark donation.
“We truly appreciate you for reaching out to us today. This is a true working of the church in these times of crisis,” he asserted.
Darkel, a former Representative of Montserrado County Electoral District #17, then vowed that the donated items will be used for the intended purposes.
Meanwhile, Mr. Emmanuel M. Weedee-Conway, Senior Reporter of the Heritage newspaper, who received cash donation of L$5,000 on behalf of the institution, thanked the church for the gift.
“On behalf of the management and staff of the Heritage newspaper, I want to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Church of Pentecost-Liberia for its kind gesture. This actually came as a surprise in a sense that we have not had any contact with the church prior to this donation,” Weedee-Conway stated.
“Though it may be seen as little, the issue of giving is the heart, and this church has got that heart. And so I want to once again thank you so much for remembering us in your closet. Having received this, I want to assure you that this money will be used wisely-we will buy fuel and keep the Liberian people informed as part of our commitment to the society,” he added.
scheduled the case for full litigation on Monday, May 18, 2020.