Impact of Russia-Ukraine War affecting our TITHES collection – Pentecost Church


    The Russia-Ukraine war and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not only becoming an excuse of the government but that of the church as well, GhanaNewsPage.Com can report.

    A report to the Ofaakor Area of the Church of Pentecost which has been circulating on social media indicate that the church, which is one of the biggeest in the country, admits that the war is having negative impact on the finances of its members.

    This, they state has led to a dwindling in the amount of tithes that are paid by members of the church.

    In a letter, signed by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, it’s Assemblies in the Down Town Ofaakor Area which is in the Central Region did not meet the target set for them for the first half of the year.

    “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,” the opening sentence of a letter addressed to the Area Head read.

    The letter continued that the area only reported GHC 2,780,527 out of a target of GHC 3,188,529 which was set for the area during the first half of 2022.

    This was a ‘variance of GHC407,992 representing 12.80%’.

    The letter which was copied to the General Secretary, COP HQ, Accra; the IMD, COP HQ and FAD, COP HQ urged the Area Head to encourage the various District Pastors and Presiding Elders under him to work hard to achieve achieving their annual target which was not stated.

    “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 achieving our annual budget as we also pray with you,” the letter stated.

    Source: GhanaNewsPage.Com