The hardships brought into the world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic cannot be overemphasized. While business has generally slowed, countless persons have lost their means of employment.
While many continue to grapple with the realities of their situation, one thing that has raised eyebrows especially in the Ghanaian context is how some churches have conducted themselves in the midst of all these unexpected hardships.
While many expected the Churches to do more for their members who have consistently donated out of their pockets to support their church’s various projects, unfortunately, most churches have failed to live up to expectation. Sadly, most churches still chase their suffering members for Tithes and Offerings.
Interestingly, it appears this is not also the case in other jurisdictions. GhanaCelebrities.Com has sighted a letter purportedly from the Headquarters of The Church of Latter-Day Saints which seeks to initiate steps to refund all Tithes paid by its members and former members from 2017 to date in order to cushion them as they face economic hardships brought about by the global pandemic.
The letter which is dated May 3 2020, is addressed to the General Authorities and all Priests in all countries where the Church resides, instructing them to make the said refund to all eligible persons who so request.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often informally known as the LDS Church or Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that considers itself to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States, and has established congregations and built temples worldwide. According to the church, it has over 16 million members and 65,000 full-time volunteer missionaries