The St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kitale has distributed foodstuffs to its members who are faced with dwindling returns occasioned by the effects of the Corona Virus pandemic which has affected the economy.
The initiative which was launched on Friday ahead of the Easter Sunday celebrations will see the faithful from Site and Service, Mitume and Bondeni areas given the foodstuffs to cushion from the being faced with hunger.
“The church has been collecting the foodstuffs from our partners to ensure we reach out to our members during these difficult times because we understand most of them are not economically productive,” said Reverend Meshack Koskei.
Reverend Koskei said the church would ordinarily have a church service on Good Friday but that has not been the case owing to ministry of health guidelines forbidding religious gatherings to achieve the social distancing.
“We are putting to practice the teachings of Jesus Christ about loving our neighbours even as we commemorate his crucifixion and resurrection. We will keep reaching out those in need,” he said.
Meanwhile, the church has called on the government to provide Kenyans with personal protection equipment (PPE) to curb the spread of the Corona Virus saying most can’t afford to purchase them.
“The government should also launch a nationwide mass tasting exercise instead of targeting only those who came in contact with individuals who have tested positive to contain the spread chain,” said Reverend Koskei.
Following a ban on fellowship, the church has resorted to social media to deliver online sermons to its congregation who link up though their smartphones on Sunday to get spiritual nourishment.