The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and appears to be one of the biggest challenges that the world will face. Since its emergence in Asia late last year, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica, cases are rising daily in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.
In a bid to minimize the devastation, and as part of his commitment to ensure needy citizens during the pandemic are not left to suffer, Chris Oyakhilome initiated with the help of thousands of volunteers, the first-of-its-kind Global Emergency Relief for Pastors and Ministers of the Gospel that were affected by the current global crisis. Our founder encouraged everyone to heed the call and contribute meaningfully to the project as faithful partners in reaching out to the needy.
We are happy to share that with the help of everyone involved in the campaign, over 6,000 Pastors and Ministers have been reached in 16 countries in over 50 locations around the world. In countries like South Africa, India, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and more food packages were distributed for those people in dire need. Also, these relief interventions are in addition to those that the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International has provided to over 300,000 families and households over different countries of the globe.
Chris Oyakhilome has beckoned to everyone to participate actively in the exercise of giving during the hard times. The act of giving to anyone is one of the most comforting things to do in life. As COFI always says, when you give without expecting anything in return, you become an honest person and you win. That’s why we use our hashtag #MakeADifferenceWithCOFI because it’s about doing good things, donating to people you may don’t know, and thinking on how to help others and expecting nothing on return.
There 3 simple ways to take action and participate on the incredible Emergency Food Relief for Pastors and Ministers around the world: