As churches remain closed because of COVID-19, a mega church in Oklahoma, USA, offers practical help and hope at a time when many need it.
The Victory Church in Tulsa has held drive-in services with the pastor preaching from the roof to thousands of people parked in their cars.
In partnership with small businesses in the area, the ministry has also fed more than 50,000 families who have been through difficult times due to the coronavirus crisis.
Pastor Paul Daugherty explained that the community has come together and many people are making sacrifices for the good of their city.
“We have small businesses that are giving up their monthly salary and paychecks so people have food to eat now.” Said.
“And 53,000 hot and edible meals for people who are dismissed from work or reduced in their hours”; Daugherty explained. “They’re saying ‘if you weren’t open, we don’t know where we’d go now.’“
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“Serving those in need is what the church represents”
The pastor told Fox News that serving those in need is what the church stands for.
“The mission of our church and every church is to love God, to love people, and desperate times to require desperate measures”; Said. “We started doing our drive-in services and started watching so many church-free people go to our parking lot with desperation and they’re getting help and hope.”
Daugherty explained that the city of Tulsa is mobilizing around its initiative, even local government officials are supporting the church’s aid efforts.
“I called our mayor, chief of police and governor and said we’re helping thousands of people and I don’t think they want to stop this. They said, ‘They’re absolutely right … you are an essential business and what you are doing for the poor in our city is what our world needs right now.’“ Added.
And Daugherty is even hearing stories of restored hope from people who attended his worship services.
“I spoke to them about the only place where we can put our hope: in the Word of God and in the name of Jesus Christ”; Concluded.