Salvation Army General says church affected by credit crunch

Salvation Army Church President Shaw Clifton says the global economic crunch that has crippled many economies has not spared the church.

General Clifton said last evening during a church sermon at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross that church operations have also been affected by the global crunch in one way or another but urged christians to seek God’s intervention through prayers and obedience to him.

Gen. Clifton called on christians in the country to take advantage of the declaration of Zambia as a christian nation to unite. He further urged christians to involve God in over-coming the challenges Zambia and other countries are passing through due to the economic crunch.

He challenged the Salvation Army church not to relent in their quest to serve the Lord and helping the vulnerable people in society.

Gen. Clifton said this could be achieved though a huge workforce of christian men and women surrendering their lives to Christ.

And speaking earlier, Defense Minister Kalombo Mwansa hailed the Salvation Army for supplementing government efforts in improving the livelihood of people through the education and health sectors.

Dr Mwansa said the Salvation Army Church is looking after 400 vulnerable and orphaned children at Ibbwe Munyama as well as the aged at Mitanda besides its core business of preaching the gospel and evangelism.

The Minister further said the church is assisting government in the fight against HIV/AIDS at Chikankata Mission hospital through home Based Care activities.

Former Finance and National Planning Minister and Chilanga Member of Parliament Ng’andu Magande and Christian Council of Zambia Secretary General Reverend Susan Matale were among the people who attended the church session.

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