The Church of Pentecost has joined the ruling governments and some sections of Ghanaians to have attributed the economic woes to the Russia-Ukraine war and the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Church, the impact of the ongoing war and the deadly disease has affected its tithe collection drastically.
The Church of Pentecost made this admission in a letter, signed by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, in a report to its Assemblies in Down Town Ofaakor Area in the Central Region.
The letter noted that they did not meet the target set for them for the first half of the year.
Out of a target of GHC 3,188,529 which was set for the area during the first half of 2022, an amount of GHC 2,780,527 was accumulated.
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This means the church has failed to acquired a ‘variance of GHC407,992 representing 12.80%’ through its tithe collection.
“According to the tithes and offering analysis from the Finance Department at the Headquarters, it emerged that Down Town Ofaakor Area, for the first part of the year (January to June 2022) was unable to meet its budget,” it said in the letter cited by Mondokayonline.com
Many in their view could have thought the church should have prayed for a manner to fall, but it is rather encouraging members of the church to achieve their annual budget.
“We are aware of the global effect of the war in Ukraine and the hardship that the COVID-19 still imposes on our members.
“But, the above notwithstanding, let us continue to work hard to achieve our annual budget as we also pray with you,” the Church of Pentecost prayed.
Below is the full statement