SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony and its Chairman Lee Man-hee hosted an online prayer event gathering together people of faith around the world. Believers together prayed for an end to the global COVID-19 pandemic, for the health of patients and affected families, and for the government and medical personnel working tirelessly to contain the virus.
In its "3rd Global Prayer Service of Religious People", Shincheonji Church encouraged every person of faith with a willing heart to participate. The event was broadcasted live on Shincheonji Church of Jesus' official YouTube channel at 3:00 PM on November 15th with the entire congregation's participation, within Korea and internationally. All people of faith around the world with a desire for COVID-19 to end were encouraged to join the event.
The prayer event took place before Shincheonji's third group plasma donation of 4,000 members who fully recovered from COVID-19, an ongoing effort which has recently been acknowledged in written letters sent by over 70 US Congressional and other government leaders. The event was inspired by its Chairman Lee Man-hee's desire to pray for the quick development of an effective vaccine and for the global pandemic to end. The event is especially meaningful as it transcends different denominations and religions in taking action to overcome this time of crisis.
Chairman Lee proposed the online prayer event stating, "Too many people are suffering because of COVID-19, especially those who were infected in church last February and the further distress caused to the members and the citizens. We should actively put in our effort and pray to God for the country, for the people, and for an end to the pandemic. I urge every person of faith around the world to also gather their hearts and pray so the whole world can come out of the suffering caused by this plague."
Chairman Lee also emphasized, "Even as the church shutdown orders are lifted, the church should not conduct services or meetings with many participants to prevent the members from contracting COVID-19. We must disinfect and care for the members' health by preparing non-contact thermometers and other necessities."
In every online service since February when COVID-19 began to spread, Shincheonji Church of Jesus has been setting aside a prayer time for the pandemic's end and for the health and safety of the government health officials, medical staff, and patients.
A member of Shincheonji Church of Jesus said, "As we prepare for our third group plasma donation, we are praying together for a quick vaccine development and for COVID-19 to end. We will do everything we can and act responsibly until the pandemic ends."
In addition, Shincheonji Church has dedicated itself to international humanitarian efforts by providing support and donations to U.S. firefighters in recent devastating wildfires, hosting blood drives in light of the nation's massive blood donation shortages and assisting with cleanup and food for floods occurring throughout regions in Central and South America.
? Note: Please be advised without misunderstanding that every Shincheonji Church in Korea has been conducting services online remotely since February 18th.
Scott Alwin, Shinchoenji, +1 (562) 344-5016, ScottAlwinSCJ@gmail.com
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