The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, has called on churches in the state during the COVID-19 lockdown to open Food Bank for privileged members to contribute food items to be shared to members in need.
The state chairman of CAN, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, in a statement he issued in Kaduna on Thursday said this is in obedience to the scripture in Acts 4:32-35,
where all the believers then were one in heart and mind, having everything in common and bringing from their blessings to the churchâs food bank so that there would be no one that is hungry.
The CAN state chairman said, âWhile we remain obedient to constituted authority, we strongly employ us all to truly be our brothersâ keepers at this trying moment when many in our midst hardly have something to eat or feed their families.
I, therefore, call on our churches to please open Food Bank so that privileged members can bring food there to be shared to those who do not have so that they too will have something to eat.â
He added, âThis call is in obedience to the scripture in Acts 4:32-35 where all the believers then were one in heart and mind, having everything in common and bringing from their blessings to the church food bank so that there should be no one that is hungry.
âThis spirit should be seen practically demonstrated in our lives, both in churches and community at this critical time.
Touching the lives of others no matter how little should not be neglected among us,
but we should help each other materially so that while praying and trusting God Almighty for divine healing and a permanent solution to mitigating this pandemic, our faith should be seen moving along with our works just as the Bible says Faith without works is death.
It is selfish and ungodly to tell a hungry man to just pray without helping to care for his stomach.â