JAMBIDAILY – Amid the coronavirus crisis which causes about 500,000 confirmed cases and 8,000 deaths per day worldwide, 200,000 domestic and foreign members of Shincheonji Church gathered to pray together through online platform for the end of COVID-19 on November 15th. Amongst such, about 56,000 people from 73 countries, including those from the Philippines, Nepal, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia, participated.
This event was held following another prayer meeting on October 26th. At that time, religious leaders of different religions from 19 countries across 5 continents showed their determination in continuing the relay prayer meeting to unite the voice of prayers for the end of COVID 19.
The global prayer meeting led by Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a Christian church headquartered in South Korea was broadcasted live on the official YouTube channel.
All the members from South Korea and abroad participated to pray for the government, medical staff, patients, survivors, and citizens who are devoting their efforts during this pandemic. Religious people of different faiths who share this intention also joined to pray in accordance with their religious affiliation.
Chairman Man-hee Lee of Shincheonji Church encouraged the “religious people of the world” to gather in “one heart” and “put the crisis behind”.
Imam Akmad B. Wahab, National Coordinator of the Imam Council of the Philippines, expressed his support, “This prayer gathering is another great move from Chairman Man-hee Lee. He is uniting us, regardless of religion, race or nationality, for one common purpose and that is to end COVID-19 through prayers. This work will be remembered forever.”
“Too many people are suffering from COVID-19. In particular, many infections occurred in the church in February, and both the members and citizens have suffered a lot. We must be assertive in taking the lead and pray to God for the end of COVID-19, for the country and the people,” said Chairman Lee.
This prayer meeting was held a day before the start of the third large-scale plasma donation by 4,000 members of Shincheonji Church who have fully recovered from COVID-19.
Shincheonji Church has already conducted two large-scale plasma donation of 1,700 church members last July and September, and among them, 312 recovered patients donated twice. (*/)